Wine Class August 5th 4pm

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Wine Class August 5th 4pm-6pm
Spain – Old World wines with New World Flair!
$30 per person (includes $15 merchandise credit)

We are excited to welcome back David Duncanson Area Manager for Opici Family Distributing for another of his very popular wine classes. Join us Saturday August 5th as we explore and broaden our knowledge of traditional wines from Rioja and Ribera del Duero, as well as several interesting whites and reds that show the diversity Spain has to offer. We will be tasting 7 wines. David was lucky enough to visit several of the wineries he has chosen for this class a year ago, and looks forward to sharing his experiences these wineries and families have to offer. Truly a labor of love!

Seating is limited and classes fill up very quickly. If you would like to join us kindly contact us either responding to this email or calling 954 922 2910. Classes must be prepaid and are non refundable.

Wine Tasting 7/25/17

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on July 20, 2017 No Comments yet

Tuesday July 25th 2017
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2016 Aveleda Vinho Verde
Vinho Verde, Portugal
grapes: Loureiro, Trajadura, Arinto and Azal
Produced with the main native grape varieties of the Vinhos Verdes Region. The grapes are carefully pressed at low pressure, followed by alcoholic fermentation at controlled temperatures. Before its bottling, the wine is filtered and cold stabilized. Tasting Notes: citrus-coloured, young and balanced, it has a smooth, delicate aroma, characterized by notes of fresh fruit. In the mouth it presents a fresh and vibrant taste.
BTG $8.99 Retail $5.75

2014 Michel Gassier Costieres de Nimes Nostre Pais
Rhone, France
Another winner. Made from 52% Grenache Blanc, 22% Roussanne, 17% Viognier and the balance Clairette and Bourboulenc, it exhibits outstanding notes of citrus blossom, white flowers, licorice and green apple. Medium-bodied, fresh, pretty and focused. 91 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $7.75 Retail $17.99

2012 Bodegas Ramirez de la Piscina Crianza
Rioja, Spain
Deep ruby. Assertive scents of blueberry, blackberry, vanilla and cola, with complicating floral and licorice nuances. Sweet and pliant in the mouth, displaying good clarity and lift to its smoke-accented dark fruit and spicecake flavors. Accessible now, this wine finishes with smooth tannins and very good spicy persistence. 91 Pts Vinous
BTG $7.25 Retail $15.99

2014 Tapiz Malbec Mendoza Alta Collection
Mendoza, Argentina
A solid wine with blackberry and black pepper character. Full body, chewy tannins and a fresh and cool finish. So polished and beautiful. From grapes grown in Valle de Uco. Pomerol’s legend Jean-Claude Berrouet consults here. 95 pts James Suckling
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2014 Ringbolt Cabernet
Margaret River, Australia
The wine is deep crimson red, it opens with classical Margaret River Cabernet Sauvignon fresh varietal notes of bright berried fruits, briar and sea spray, followed with wafts of chocolate and mocha and finishes with subtle spiced oak aromas. The medium to full bodied palate shows cherry and satsuma plum characters leading to a fruit-sweet mid palate of chocolate and mocha, finishing with defined tannins. The wine is elegant and shows great length of flavour and a well structured palate line. 90 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

Wine Tasting7/18/17

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on July 13, 2017 No Comments yet

Tuesday July 18th 2017
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2013 Juve y Camps Reserva de la Familia
Penedes, Spain
This Cava of great personality owes its character to a harmonious blend of the classic, indigenous grape varieties. It is the winery’s emblematic Brut Nature which they have proudly named “Reserva de la Familia”. It is produced from the free run juice of Macabeo, Parellada and Xarel•lo grapes. The nose is generous, fruity and elegant, rich and complex from the long aging in bottle. On the palate it is quite dry, soft and round with a long and most exquisite finish. Pale gold in color, this Cava has aromas of mature white peach, toasted bread and
green tea with hints of lemon.
BTG $7.75 Retail $17.99

2015 Michael Pozzan Russian River Chardonnay
Sonoma, California
A shimmering golden straw color in the glass. The wine begins with clean, expressive aromas of red pair, mandarin orange, and light caramel. In the mouth, this Chardonnay shows bright flavors of Meyer lemon, golden delicious apple, and the subtle spiciness of white figs, with a touch of brown sugar on the soft finish. The wine shines with a well-balanced and food-friendly acidity, along with a perfect framing of oak that allows the pure fruit to shine.
BTG $7.25 Retail $15.99

2014 Selvapiana Chianti Rùfina
Tuscany, Italy
Light, airy and gracious, which is to say very much in the style of both the year and the appellation. Sweet dried cherry, tobacco, dried herb, licorice and anise all give the 2014 its weightless personality. Drink the 2014 sooner rather than later, while the perfume and brightness retain their poise. A model of total understatement and finesse, the 2014 simply hits all the right notes. 89 Pts Vinous
BTG $8.00 Retail $18.99

2015 Laussac Bordeaux Rouge
Bordeaux, France
The 2015 Laussac has a detailed, quite complex bouquet with lifted blackberry and cedar aromas, very expressive and welcoming. The palate is clean and fresh, very well balanced with grainy tannin, pure black and red fruit, and is beautifully poised with an elegant finish that is an absolute delight. Expect this to land at the top of my banded score – absolutely superb. 91-93 pts Wine Advocate
BTG $6.75 Retail $13.99

Mendoza, Argentina
77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Malbec and 8% Cabernet Franc
A red with chocolate, berry and spice aromas and flavors. Hints of chocolate. Full body, firm tannins. Polished and delicious. Made from cabernet from Luján de Cuyo and from Valle de Uco. Drink now. 92PTS James Suckling
BTG $11.00 Retail $29.99

Salsa Night 6/24/17

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DJ Salsa Night

Saturday June 24th 8pm-11pm

Join us Saturday night 8pm-11pm for another of our popular DJ Nights where we invite a local DJ to share a night of curated music. This month we welcome back DJ Fiasco and his eclectic collection of Salsa vinyl records many of them from his father’s days in Cuba. Expect an entertaining night of vintage Salsa tunes and great wine. We hope to see you.

Wine Tasting 6/27/17

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Tuesday June 27th 2017
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2015 Reata Chardonnay
Sonoma Coast , California
The warm, buttery straw color is inviting to the eye, and the nose shows toasted French oak and traditional Bosc pear, red apple and cinnamon. Rich, savory flavors of toasted hazelnut with balanced acidity lifts oak off the palate and keeps you wanting more. 90 pts Wine Enthusiast
BTG $8.00 Retail $18.99

2015 Casas Del Bosque Grand Reserve Pinot Noir
Casablanca Valley, Chile
Aromas of fresh red berries, allspice and candied rose develop a deeper cola note in the glass. Zesty red currant and bitter cherry flavors deepen and turn sweeter with air, picking up a suggestion of spicecake. Closes energetic, focused and long, delivering resonating spiciness, subtle tannins and a lingering floral pastille quality. 91 Pts Vinous, 93 Pts James Suckling
BTG $8.00 Retail $18.99

2015 Can Blau
Montsant, Spain
40% Cariñena, 40% Syrah and 20% Garnacha
Aged for four months in new and used French oak barrels) Opaque ruby. Dark berry preserve, licorice and floral scents are enlivened by a peppery element and a hint of dusty minerals. Sweet, smoke-tinged boysenberry, cherry compote and violet pastille flavors show an appealing blend of depth and energy. Supple tannins shape the long, smooth finish, which leaves a smoky blue fruit note behind. 90 Pts Vinous
BTG $7.75 Retail $17.99

2014 Bluegray
Priorat, Spain
45% Garnacha, 30% Cariñena, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon
A fruity Priorat with a ripe red-berry and soft-spice character. Medium body and firm tannins. Lovely tension and form.
92 Pts James Suckling
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2013 Immortal Zinfandel
Lodi, Cailfornia
The color of this wine is truly Immortal. Its rich dark color goes on and on and on. The deceptively subtle aromas of this wine combine red current, raspberries, red cherries, with earthy cedar marrying together to put your olfactory senses into a new dimension. In the mouth, the palate is wrapped in a mysterious, velvety layered mix of raspberry cordial, sweet mouth filling red fruit, blackberry and red current, leading to a lengthy rich mouth filling almost breathless finish. BTG $6.50 Retail $12.99

Wine Tasting 6/20/17

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Tuesday June 20th 2017
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2015 Joseph Drouhin St Veran
Burgungy, France
A lush yet succulent style, this displays floral, apple, white peach and subtle honey flavors. Balanced, leaving a fresh, cleansing impression on the finish. 90 pts Wine Spectator
BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

2014 Lafond Chardonnay
Santa Rita Hills , California
Ripe and lively, with an enveloping minerality to the crunchy green apple, citrus and pastry flavors. Vibrant acidity matches with a finish that features accents of slate and flint. 92 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $9.50 Retail $23.99

2014 Finca Villacreces Pruno
Ribera del Duero, Spain
Plum and boysenberry flavors are ripe and juicy in this plump red. Notes of tar and mineral impart a savory aspect, while firm tannins and orange peel acidity lend focus. 90 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

2014 Martin Ray Cabernet
Sonoma, California
A blend of Sonoma County’s sub-appellations expresses a wonderful complexity in this wine. A fruit-driven bouquet and palate with notes of wild blackberry, Maraschino cherry, and spicy persimmon is balanced by aromatic cloves, fresh sage leaves, and a touch of butterscotch. This approachable, medium-bodied Cabernet is not to be underestimated with its pronounced tannins and well-integrated oak influence.
BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

2014 Ancient Peaks Renegade Red
Paso Robles, Cailfornia
There is a lot to like in this blend of 80% Syrah, 18% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot, which offers deep blackberry, black cherry, star anise and pie crust on the ripe, exotically spicy nose. The palate is rich with black cherry and vanilla flavors, cut by dark spice, lingering acidity and tannic depth. 92Pts Wine Enthusiast
BTG $9.00 Retail $22.99

Wine Tasting 6/13/17

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on June 8, 2017 No Comments yet
    Tuesday June 13th 2017
    6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2016 Errazuriz Max Sauvignon Blanc
Aconcagua, Chile
Silver yellow color with greenish hues. On the nose, this Sauvignon Blanc displays herbaceous notes such as tomato leaves, a subtle green chili aroma along with citrus notes that reminds of tangerine peel and lemon peel. The palate reveals citrus and herbal notes that combine to create a very refreshing and crispy composition. Good persistence, excellent acidity that adds verticality to the wine, enhancing its most refreshing profile.

BTG $7.25    Retail $15.99
2014 Jackson Estate Chardonnay

Santa Maria Valley , California

Golden mango, yellow peach and honeysuckle flower flavors, with oak barrel aging bringing notes of buttered biscuits and vanilla bean.
BTG $8.25      Retail $19.99
2015 Storypoint Pinot Noir

Sonoma, California

Centered on juicy plum, cherry and raspberry flavors that move from supple to firm, this offers fine-grained tannins that add texture and traction. Ends with a mix of floral and anise notes. 

BTG $7.00   Retail $14.99
2013 Hill Family Briarstone Cabernet

Atlas Peak, California
Opens with beautifully lifted spice and black fruit aromatics—clove, anise, black cherry and blackberry—layered with a hint of rich oak. A round, supple entry leads to a silky, smooth midpalate. Cassis, clove, and toasted oak complement the black and red fruit flavors. Fine-grained, age-worthy tannins provide structure to the dark, juicy finish.

BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2014 Mitolo Jester Shiraz
McLaren Vale, Australia

Deep, dark red Bright, lifted and aromatic, with raspberry, blackberry, and choc mint characters. Full flavoured and elegant, packed with dark fruit flavours of plum and blackberry, complemented by dark chocolate, liquorice and white pepper spice. Structured and well balanced, with a velvety, savoury finish held taut by silky tannins and clean acidity.

BTG $8.25  Retail $19.99  

Wine Tasting 6/6/17

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on June 1, 2017 No Comments yet

Tuesday June 6th 2017
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2016 Conde Villar Vinho Verde

Vinho Verde, Portugal
Loureiro 50%, Arinto 40%, Trajadura 10%

Visual: Bright and clear with a light lemony colour. Aroma: Fruity and fresh. Clean and pleasant aromas add a rich and interesting bouquet. Green apples is the most evidence. Flavour: It presents itself with a soft minerality, very well balanced and medium structure.

BTG $6.00    Retail $9.99

2016 Nautilus Estate Sauvignon Blanc

Marlborough, New Zealand

Displays intense aromas of ripe passionfruit, elderflower, limes and fresh herbs. The palate introduces a delightful lime/citrus based mouth-watering intensity and finishes with a strong textural component. Delicious upon release, this wine will improve for 3-5 years post vintage.

90 Pts Wine Spectator

BTG $7.50      Retail $16.99

2014 Solena Grand Cuvee Pinot Noir

Willamette Valley, Oregon
Deep, bright red in color with a vibrant and fruity nose. Cheery aromas of black cherry, plum and blackberry compote entice the nose while the soft mouthfeel gives way to ­avors of dark fruit with elements of bramble, leather and licorice. 89 Pts Wine Spectaor
BTG $10.00   Retail $24.99

2012 Castello Bossi Chianti Classico Reserva

Tuscany, Italy

Aromas of chopped mint, underbrush, spiced berry, toast and a whiff of iris take shape on this savory, approachable wine.

Powerful, earthy wine that shows the Castello di Bossi style at its best. Bold and deep to the core, the 2012 offers up a compelling mélange of dark red cherry, plum, tobacco, smoke and earthiness.

92 Pts Robert Parker, 91 Pts Wine Spectator, 92 Pts Vinous

BTG $11.25 Retail $29.99

2015 Day Zinfandel

Sonoma, California

Bold and rich, with a lively, structured core, plus black raspberry and pepper aromas, and ripe, zesty black cherry and sweet black licorice flavors. 92 Pts Wine Spectator

BTG12.00  Retail $32.99  

Wine Tasting 5/30/17

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on May 24, 2017 No Comments yet

Tuesday May 30th 2017
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings
2016 FIGUIERE MAGALI Cotes Du Provence ROSE
Provence, France
Cinsault 15%, Grenache 25%, Syrah 30%, and Cabernet Sauvignon 30% 
Figuière aims for tight wines that express the unique terroir of coastal Provence. Magali Rosé is a medium-bodied rosé with aromas and flavors of strawberries, orange peel and white flowers. The wine shows bright and refreshing acidity and salty minerality thanks to the influence of the nearby Mediterranean Sea.

BTG $8.00    Retail $18.99

Rueda, Spain

Bright greenish-straw color. Lively, mineral-accented aromas and flavors of lime, green apple and fresh melon, with subtle herb and ginger accents. Nervy and taut, displaying a firm mineral backbone and a long, penetrating, citrus fruit-driven finish. This energetic wine will be very flexible with a range of foods, especially those from the ocean. 90 pts Vinous

 BTG $7.00      Retail $14.99
2014 La Posta PIZZELLA Malbec

Mendoza, Argentina
Beautiful red/purple color with aromas of black cherries, dark fruits, dark chocolate and bakers spice. On the palate, the wine shows dense dark berry and plum flavors along with hints of sandalwood and spice, and even a hint of violets in the finish. Don´t be concerned if you find yourself inhaling deeply from your glass, over and over it is just your noses way of telling you that it wants its fair share! This is a full-bodied and well- structured wine that is incredibly full of life and born to be enjoyed with food and friends. 

BTG $7.50 Retail $16.99
2015 Chappellet MTN Cuvee

Napa Valley, Ca

37% Merlot 34% Cabernet Sauvignon 11% Malbec 11% Petit Verdot 7% Cabernet Franc
This inviting wine offers a complex array of elegant aromas that include spicy red fruit, black cherry, sage, anise, clove and cocoa powder. The palate is silky and balanced, with a plush, mouthcoating texture that makes the wine immediately approachable and delicious. Flavors of red currant and cassis are underscored by hints of smoke and vanilla, while seamlessly integrated tannins add length and structure to this complex blend of Bordeaux varietals.
BTG $12.00 Retail $32.99

2014 Mas Alta Black Slate Vilelle Alta

Priorat, Spain

65% Garnacha, 25% Cariñena and 5% each Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot
The wine offers up notes of blueberry and blackberry liqueur mixed with wet rocks, spring flowers and graphite, followed by a full-bodied, dense, multidimensional wine with fabulous intensity, loads of burgeoning complexity and a precise and lush feel to the palate. Tannins are present, but silky and well-integrated. This is a seamless, beautifully made wine that sells for a song, considering the quality and complexity it possess. 90 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG 9.00  Retail $22.99  


Wine Tasting 5/23/17

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on May 18, 2017 No Comments yet

Tuesday May 23rd 2017
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings
NV Coeur Clementine Brut Rose

Provence, France
100% Grenache

Delicate and layered aromas of fresh berries and spring flowers..
BTG $8.25    Retail $19.99
2016 Hess Shirtail Creek Chardonnay

Monterey, Ca
A touch tropical, our Chardonnay is crisp and clean, bright with balanced acidity, that lets the signature lemon-lime and a touch of apple flavors of Monterey shine through.

BTG $7.00      Retail $14.99
2014 Sonoma Cutrer Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Sonoma, Ca
The first impression starts in the nose with deep, dark fruit aromas of cola and cassis, followed by a touch of cedar wood complexity accented with hints of cola, tobacco, licorice, and baking spices. Classic red fruit flavors of Bing cherry and wild strawberry greet the palate, followed by barrel spice and dark chocolate.”

BTG $10.00 Retail $24.99
2013 Castello D Albola Chianti Classico

Tuscany, Italy
Pretty scents of woodland berry, fragrant purple flower and baking spice float out of the glass. The vibrant, straightforward palate offers crushed wild cherry, white pepper and a hint of star anise alongside bright acidity and sleek tannins.

89 Pts Wine Spectator

BTG $7.25 Retail $15.99
2014 Arrowood Sonoma Estate Cabernet

Sonoma, Ca
Plump, juicy and absolutely delicious. Dark cherry, plum, tobacco, licorice and savory notes are nicely delineated in a juicy, vibrant wine that will drink well right out of the gate. This is a superb entry-level Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon. The Sonoma Estates is an on-premise wine only and will sell for $15 by the glass. 91 Pts Vinous

BTG 10.00  Retail $24.99  


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