Wine Tasting 5/30/17

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HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
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
 
2015 MENADE ORGANIC VERDEJO

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

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HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
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  

 

Wine Tasting 5/16/17

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HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING

Tuesday May 16th 2017

6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

 

2015 Bichot Puilly Fuisse

Burgundy France

This wine features beautiful pale yellow colour with golden highlights. A lively, aromatic nose with predominant notes of white fruit and spices is underpinned by a subtle touch of oak and vanilla. Mineral on the palate with a good balance between acidity and roundness. Lovely length.

BTG $9.50    Retail $23.99

 

2015 Comte Jean Marechal Sancerre

Loire Valley, France

This is a quintessential expression of sauvignon blanc from sancerre. the nose is highly perfumed and intense, with classic notes of cut grass, limes and the tell-tell hint of flint. The palate is restrained – and all the better for that – with a lovely fresh, balanced and clean character. The flavours are citrus of lemon and lime fruits wrapped around a very precise and elegant structure. Taught and mineral, a long finish completes this very good wine.

BTG $9.00      Retail $22.99

 

 

2014 CH Pey La Tour Reserve

Bordeaux, France

88% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot

Intense ruby red in colour, red berry fruits with strawberry notes are unleashed on the lovely bouquet. Fleshy and supple on the attack, the wine develops attractive roundness on the finish, complemented by the fruit purity. 89 Pts Robert Parker

BTG $8.50 Retail $20.99

 

 

2014 Bila Haut Occultum

Roussillon, France

Another terrific vintage for this cuvee, the Syrah and Grenache-dominated 2014 Cotes du Roussillon Villages Latour de France Occultum Lapidem was harvested with miniscule yields of 28 hectoliters per hectare. Completely destemmed and aged all in concrete tanks, its ruby opaque color is followed by complex notes of garrigue, leather, plums and violets. Medium to full-bodied, elegant and layered, with a great texture, this fruit-forward, balanced Roussillon is already hard to resist, but will continue drinking nicely for 6-7 years. 92 Pts Robert Parker

BTG $11.25 Retail $29.99

 

2014 Peju Merlot

Napa Valley, California

Fragrant aromas of bright raspberry, blueberry and cigar box introduce the lush plum, blackberry and currant flavors of this firmly structured Merlot. With mouth-filling tannins, this wine is complex and decadent featuring layers of mocha, anise and crème brulee. Culminating with elegance and hints of cocoa nibs, the 2014 Merlot will continue to mature for the next 6- 8 years.

BTG 10.75 Retail $27.99

 

 

Wine Tasting 5/9/17

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HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING

Tuesday May 9th 2017

6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

 

2014 Valckenberg Pinot Blanc

RHEINHESSEN, Germany

Bright and fresh. Dry, clean and focused, it has good weight and an appealing, a fine aromatic wine, fruity and fullbodied with aromas reminiscent of pears and pineapples. Crisp and dry on the palate followed by a clean minerally finish.

BTG $6.50   Retail $12.99

 

2015 The Terraces Chenin Blanc

Clarksburg, California

The 2015 Chenin Blanc is lemon-tinged in color, with aromas of tangerine blossom, grapefruit and honeysuckle. Medium body palate with stone fruit and citrus characteristics . Bright Malic acid and surprising weight in the mouth, this is a great alternative white wine.

BTG $8.25     Retail $19.99

 

 

2014 Moshin Westside Crossing Pinot Noir

Russian River, California

Westside Crossing is the second label of Rick Moshin, a math professor from San Jose State who founded Moshin Vineyards in 1989. This ravisher is loaded with boysenberry and cherry pie, leading to more refined notes of savory herbs, cinnamon, rose petal, and orange rind. Mushrooms and exotic wood aromas complete the picture. Lovely Pinot Noir at an exceedingly fair price!

BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

 

 

2015 Garzon Tannat Reserve

Garzón, Uruguay

A juicy, full-bodied wine. Rich purple in colour with very fresh aromas reminiscent of red and black fruits such as plums and raspberries along with a delicate spicy nose. In the mouth, it is presented with a strong personality. Its mature tannins and minerality transform it into a wine with great soil identity.

BTG $7.25 Retail $15.99

 

2009 Vina Alicia Morena

Mendoza , Argentina

The 2009 Morena is a blend of five clones of Cabernet Sauvignon, two clones of Cabernet Franc, and a bit of Merlot aged for 12 months in French and American oak. It proffers an inviting nose of lightly roasted herbs and spices intermingled with notions of violets, black currants, and blackberry. Elegant on the palate and already displaying complexity, this lengthy effort will continue to develop for several more years and provide prime drinking from 2014 to 2023+. 92 Pts Wine Advocate

BTG 11.25 Retail $29.99

 

 

 

 

Announcing Daily Happy Hour

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Join us for

Happy Hour

At Hollywood Vine

Every Day (except Tuesday) 4pm-7pm

 

Select Wine by the glass $5

Select beer $3

Select Spirits $6

20% off Artisan Cheeses

Wine Class 5/6/17

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Wine Class at Hollywood Vine

Saturday May 6th 4pm-6pm

Old World vs. New World

$20 per person which includes a $10 merchandise credit*

 

We are thrilled to have David Duncanson from Opici Wine back for another series of wine classes. The first of this series will be Old World vs New World.

 

Old World vs. New World Wines – Simply put, Old World refers to Europe, while New World refers to everywhere else.

 

Join us as we blind taste wines in pairs, as we discuss and compare Old World style vs. New World. Which do you prefer? The results may surprise you!

 

If you’re a novice interested in learning about wine or a wine enthusiast looking to expand your knowledge this class will be certain to entertain and inform.

 

Class size is extremely limited and pre registration is required. If you would like to join us please respond to this email or by calling

954 922 2910.

 

*merchandise credit is valid for the day of the class.

Wine Tasting 5/2/17

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HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING

Tuesday May 2nd 2017

6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

 

2015 Jorge Ordonez & Co • Botani Moscatel Old Vines

Málaga, Spain

A steal that I’ve been recommending for a number of years is the 2015 Botani Moscatel Old Vines. Totally dry and made from vines planted in 1946, 1968 and 1975, from the incredibly steep slate and quartz hillsides of Malaga, this is fermented with wild yeasts in stainless steel, where it’s aged and bottled after eight months sur lie. An incredibly gorgeous flowery bouquet alone would be reason to spend the $18.00 for this medium-bodied, super-fragrant and seductive, crisp, elegant wine. The old vines, the beautiful floral notes and stunning, delicate tropical fruits that the Muscat of Alexandria varietal (the oldest clone in the Muscat family) produces, are just something to behold. For those interested: this is fermented in total stainless steel with indigenous yeasts and bottled early to preserve its incredible aromatics.

91 Pts Robert Parker

BTG $7.75 Retail $17.99

 

2015 Glenelly Chardonnay Stellenbosch The Glass Collection

Stellenbosch, South Africa

In 2003, at the age of 78, May de Lencquesaing, then owner of the famous Chateau Pichon Longueville Comtesse de Lalande, purchased the estate. With a nod to the French Huguenot settlers 300 years before, she set about planting vines to replace the existing fruit trees, realising her vision of establishing a thriving winery that best utilises the soils and microclimate of the valley and supports local economic development and the community. And thus Glenelly Estate was reborn. The glass collection Chardonnay has a bright and brillant colour, with a slight bgreen hue. The wine has complex aromas of citrus, papaya, melon and pear. On the palette, it displays a beautiful, round and comforting texture with wonderful length and intense fruit complexity. 89 Pts Wine Spectator

BTG $7.25 Retail $15.99

 

 

2014 Henri Bourgeois Cabernet Franc Vin de Pays du Val de Loire Petit Bourgeois

Loire, France

Fresh savory and green olive notes thread the core of light-bodied cherry and pomegranate fruit. The fresh finish has good cut. Serve lightly chilled with charcuterie or simple bistro fare. 89 pts Wine Spectator

BTG $7.00   Retail $14.99

 

2014  Bodegas y Vinedos Ilurce Rio Madre Graciano

Rioja, Spain

Brilliant violet color. Intensely perfumed dark berry and floral pastille scents, along with suggestions of anise, violet and pipe tobacco. Sweet and expansive on the palate, offering sappy black and blue fruit flavors that put on weight with air. Shows very good energy and power on the long, gently tannic finish, leaving behind notes of blueberry and peppery spices.

90 Pts Vinous

BTG $6.75 Retail $13.99

 

2013 Zenato Alanera

Veneto, Italy

55% Corvina, 25% Rondinella, 10% Corvinone, 5% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon

Brilliant ruby in color, Alanera delights the senses with a variety of aromas and flavors that include fresh and dried cherries and prunes, sweet spice, and hints of coffee and tobacco.  On the palate, Alanera is full-bodied with elegant and velvety tannins.  Vibrant acidity brings balance and freshness, and supports a long and harmonious finish. 90 Pts Wine Advocate

BTG $7.25 Retail $15.99

DJ Night Saturday 4/22/17 “The Blues”

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4-22-17

8pm -12 Midnight

 

This Saturday night Hollywood Vine is hosting its first Blues Night, with a local aficionado, playing tracks from the pantheon of greats, some of which will be familiar and some which will have a distinctly familiar ring – any one  blues song never belonged to any one person long before someone else appropriated it, changed the lyrics (a little), and gave it a new title
Join Tina and DJ Stinky Corners AKA Barry Stock for an evening of music from the human-est of humans, men with “Blind” in their name and women telling the truth about life and love and liquor.

The musical form called “blues” is the touchstone for so much of the rest of what occurred in sound in the 20th century, that it is difficult to overstate its impact. The transformation of suffering, vice, and coded innuendo into a simple but compelling expression hit its stride in the 1920s, and was a source of sales in the hundreds of thousands of copies for self-taught people for a decade or so. Often fame and fortune was followed by all of the attendant demons, and the familiar arc was as it is today, empty pockets and an early death. What was left behind is just as compelling as the day it was recorded, though, and modern sophistication, wit and wry humor are undeniably present.

 

Wine Tasting 4/25/17

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HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING
Tuesday April 25th 2017
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2016 Chateau Gassier Esprit Rose
Provence, France
35% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 25% Syrah, 10% Rolle
A very clear rosé with shades of peach; floral nose with white and yellow fruit notes (peach, apricot, pear); in the mouth, round and delicate with notes of white peach, mandarin and grapefruit. 90 Pts Vinous
BTG $7.75 Retail $17.99

2016 Montes Spring Harvest Sauvignon Blanc
Leyda Valley, Chile
A fruity and lip-smacking style, with effusive flavors of apple tart, peach and nectarine. The caressing finish is richly spiced, showing notes of cream and spice. 89 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $6.75 Retail $13.99

2014 Masseria Primitivo “Sasseo”
Puglia, Italy
There’s a rich, mouthfilling quality to this medium-bodied red, offering a velvety mix of spiced cherry, mulberry and herbed olive, with accents of mocha and graphite. Plush tannins show on the juicy finish. 90 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $7.00 Retail $14.99

2014 Piattelli Cabernet Reserve
Salta, Argentina
The extremely dark-colored, almost opaque 2014 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon has earthy aromas of peat and graphite with no green aromas. The palate is medium to full-bodied with earthy, slightly dusty tannins. The yields are low and the grapes ripen properly and produced nicely concentrated wines. 89pts Wine Advocate
BTG $6.75 Retail $13.99

2014 Tensley Syrah
Santa Barbara County, California
the 2014 Syrah Santa Barbara is a sexy, sweetly fruited and voluptuous Syrah that offers up a rockin’ bouquet of blueberry, blackberry, violets and pepper. It should drink nicely on release and over the following 5-6 years. 92 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $11.25 Retail $29.99

 

Wine Tasting 04/18/17

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HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING

Tuesday April 18th 2017

6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

 

2015 Zind Humbrecht Turckheim Gewurztraminer

Alcase, France

The intensely colored 2015 Alsace Gewurztraminer Turckheim displays a beautifully clear, precise and aromatic, also pure and mineral bouquet with spicy flavors intertwined with ripe orange aromas. Round, ripe and highly elegant on the palate, this is a full-bodied, silky textured, intense and seductive Gewurz with a firm but very fine tannin structure and remarkable complexity in the long, perfectly balanced finish. 91 Wine Advocate

BTG $10.75 Retail $27.99

 

2010 Dosio Nebbiola D Alba

Piedmonte, Italy

Garnet red with slight orange reflections , notes of rose, violets, blackberries and red currants , tastes very fine and elegant with smooth tannins that are well integrated with the acidity

BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

 

 

2014 Jax Y3 Taureau

Napa Valley, California

A terrific value and an amazing sleeper of the vintage is the 2014 Y3 Taureau Proprietary Red, a mélange of 45% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah and 10% Zinfandel. This is a steal , and Napa could certainly use more wines that are creatively put together like this one. Kudos to winemaker Kirk Venge – this is a killer bargain. Ruby purple in color, with loads of black cherry and briary blackcurrant fruit, the wine is meaty and refreshing, with hints of mocha and earth. Medium to full-bodied, luscious and velvety, and then some. 89 Pts Robert Parker

BTG $9.00   Retail $22.99

 

2013  Sequoia Grove Cabernet

Napa Valley, California

Sequoia Grove’s 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is dark, fleshy and supple, especially for the year. Plum, blackberry, sage, mint, mocha and leather open up in a dark, brooding Cabernet that should drink well with minimal cellaring. The blend is 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc, 9% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec and 1% Syrah.

91 Pts Antonio Galloni Vinous

BTG $12.75 Retail $34.99

 

2014 Old Soul Zinfandel

Lodi, California

Harvested from estate owned vineyards, old vines that naturally lend themselves to producing dense raspberry, blackberry and cherry aromas and flavors that are accented by lush chocolate and vanilla notes. The palate is luscious and round with a silky mouth-feel and a long, enticing finish.

BTG $7.00 Retail $14.99

 

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