Wine Tasting 1/9/18

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on January 4, 2018 No Comments yet

We hope everyone had a great Holiday
Our Tuesday Tasting’s are back !!!!!

Tuesday January 9th 2018
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

Gorgeously peachy from nose to finish, this vibrant, fruity Pinot Gris offers wide appeal along with a gentle price tag. Dry on the palate and refreshingly zesty, it’s an elegantly balanced sip. A touch of stony minerality lends complexity to the finish.
90 Pts Wine Enthusiast Best Buy!
Btg $7.00 Retail $14.99

The 2014 Costières de Nîmes Nostre Païs is 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

Richly aromatic, featuring smoke, leather and spice accents on the nose that wind through the baked raspberry, kirsch, dark chocolate and dried thyme flavors. This medium- to full-bodied red is creamy and well-knit, with supple tannins firming the finish.
91 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $7.50 Retail $16.99

NAPA VALLEY, California
41% Merlot, 41% Malbec, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cab Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
Displays an intense and vibrant ruby color, along with notes of dark red cherry and hints of chocolate. Aromas of ripe dark red cherries and rhubarb along with cocoa, jump out of the glass. A lush, fleshy, and appealing palate of red fruits and spices. It is medium bodied with integrated soft and round tannins making it easy to drink now with the perfect balance of strength and elegance. 91 Pts TC
BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

PASO ROBLES, California
Flush with ripe, dark fruit, and rich baking spices, the 2015 Westside is a bold and varietally true Zinfandel. The bottle opens with aromas of blackberry, clove, and a cabinet’s worth of anise, allspice, nutmeg, and cocoa. On the palate, look for strawberry, huckleberry, and dessert spices like vanilla and clove. Lush fruit and supple tannins lend structure to this delectable Zin.
91 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99


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


On the night before the night before Christmas, If all through your house, Youre frustrations enduring, Without even a grouse, then

Come down to the Vine
On 23 December
For DJ Barry Stock is playing
A set to remember

To sooth your vexations
Tinas at the bar.
Serving potent libations
And snacks by the score

The evening will turn out
To settle your mind
And help with that feeling
That you need to unwind

DJ Barry Stock
Hollywood Vine

Customer Appreciation Day

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on December 11, 2017 No Comments yet

Join us this Saturday December 16th from noon-4pm for our Customer Appreciation Day. An invitation to step away from the computer, avoid the mall and treat yourself to an afternoon of wine and food. Enjoy a special Saturday wine tasting, cheese samples from Gourmet Foods International, light bites from Allegria Italian restaurant and a unique cocktail from PHYSIQ Signature Vodka. PHYSIQ is a new vodka brand from Miami, distilled 6x from organic grapes, naturally gluten free and infused with pure alkaline water to enhance hydration while you enjoy.

Everyone who comes in will be eligible to wine a great bottle of champagne that we will raffle at the end of the day

We will be happy to assist with all of your holiday wine, spirits, craft beer and gourmet food needs for the holiday season.

Hope to see you Saturday. Cheers!

Tina & Steven

Wine Tasting 12/12/17

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on December 7, 2017 No Comments yet

Tuesday December 12th 2017
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

NV Mumm Napa Blanc de Blanc
Napa Valley, California
An incredible blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. The Chardonnay contributes the wine’s bright, elegant citrus tone, while the Pinot Gris adds an appealing stone fruit character that enriches the wine’s texture and flavors. It displays complex aromas of lime, sweet Meyer lemon and golden apple. Crisp and focused on the palate, its bright citrus, aplex aromas of lime, sweet Meyer lemon and golden apple. Crisp and focused on the palate, its bright citrus, apple, peach and brioche flavors persist throughout a long, mouthwatering finish. 90 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $9.50 Retail $23.99

2015 Landmark Overlook Chardonnay
Sonoma County, California
Aromatic with ripe fruit of lemon, green apple with crème caramel and toasty oak. The palate is rich and textured with ripe fruit and lemon tart on entry, subtle herbal notes with mandarin orange join on the mid-palate with lingering complex fruit and toasted elements lingering on the long, crisp, refreshing finish. 89 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2014 Elizabeth Chambers Winemakers Cuvee Pinot Noir
Willamette Valley, Oregon
A hot year in the valley gave us a great growing climate for bigger, broader, yet balanced wines. Aromas of sour cherry candy and spice lead into a palate of predominantly dark cherry, bright strawberry and rhubarb notes. This limited production blend from selected vineyard partners represents our terroir-focused style while showcasing the given vintage. 92 Pts Wine Enthusiast, 90 Pts Wine Spectator, 93 Pts Susie Franco
BTG$12.00 Retail $32.99

2015 Antinori Guado Tasso Bruciato
Tuscany, Italy
55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 15% Syrah Compelling quality to price ratio. The 2015 vintage delivers incredibly balanced results thanks to weather patterns that were never too hot or too cold. The wine opens to dark fruit aromas with black cherry, spice and mocha. The tannins are sweet, but the wine finishes with elegant dryness. This is exactly the kind of wine you should buy by the case, so that you always have a bottle handy for spontaneous dinner parties. 91+ Wine Advocate
BTG $10.75 Retail $27.99

2014 Conundrum Red Blend
Serious yet down-to-earth, this wine knows no boundaries. Created from dark red varietals including Zinfandel and Petite Syrah, this wine offers layers of rich flavor that slowly trail off. With an alluring crimson color, this wine draws you in with aromas of dark German chocolate, rich berries and fresh lavender. The nose conveys just the right amount of oak, making you think of a campfire in the woods. with an earthy scent in the air. Entry on the palate is round and brood, with lush flavors of candied cherries and baking chocolate. Fine granular tannins create the sensation of silky smoothness. The finish offers hints of cocoa, both playful and serious all the way through to the end of every sip. 89 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

Wine Tasting 12/5/17 and a special guest

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on November 30, 2017 No Comments yet

We have a special treat for you this Tuesday. Hollywood Vine welcolmes Southern Spice restaurant on Tyler St from 7-8 to sample there famous cornbread and a few other select small bites. Chef Malcolm Prude previously from Bourbon Steak and Ocean Prime is the talk of the town cranking out beautiful high quality southern cuisine.
We’re happy to have them join us.

Tuesday December 5th 2017
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

NV Canard Duchene Authentic Brut
Champagne, France
Authentic Brut epitomizes the Canard-Duchene style, where freshness and intensity bring together nobility and nature. A blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, the wine is characterized by fresh fruit aromas jostling with brioche notes. The fruit aromas carry through to the palate and intermingle with pastry notes. Authentic Brut epitomizes is light-hearted Champagne, perfect for every occasion. 91 PTS SK
Retail $38.99

2015 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 more restrained than the nose would initially indicate – and all the better for that – with a lovely fresh, balanced and clean character. The flavors are citrus fruits wrapped around a very precise and elegant structure. A long finish completes this very good wine.
BTG $9.00 Retail $22.99

2013 Carpineto Chianti Classico Reserva
Tuscany, Italy
Produced from estate-owned vineyards located on the picturesque Tuscan countryside, located in the heart of the DOCG area. Carpineto Chianti Classico Riserva showcases an elegant display of persistent raspberry and vanilla aromas, with a full-bodied texture and lengthy finish of black fruits. Aged for 2+ years in a combination of French Barriques and Slovenian oak casks, followed by 6 months in steel and cement vats. The wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered. 92 Pts B Sanderson
BTG$10.00 Retail $24.99

2015 Cesari Boscarel
Veneto, Italy
50% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Sangiovese, Aromas of wild berries, specifically blueberry and raspberry, create an intense bouquet unhindered by oak aging. On the palate, it is full-bodied with a rounded mouthfeel and harmonious flavors. It is balanced by soft tannins and a lingering finish. 91 pts SK
BTG $8.00 Retail $18.99

2015 Juan Gil Blue Label
Jumilla, Spain
60% Monastrell, 30% Cabernet-Sauvignon & 10% Syrah. A very concentrated and complex wine and very elegant at the same time after spending 18 months into a careful selection of best French and American oak. Purple/black in colour, it proffers a nose of pain grille, graphite, earth notes, spice box, black fruits, and a hint of balsamic. It opens in the glass to reveal excellent density, savory flavors, plenty of spice, and a lengthy, pure finish.
91 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $12.75 Retail $34.99

Wine Tasting 11/28/17

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on November 25, 2017 No Comments yet

Tuesday November 28th 2017
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

NV Charles De Fere Blanc de Blanc
Just outside Champagne, France
Pale golden color with delicate bubbles. White fresh fruit bouquet (pear, apple). A clean fresh attack. Pleasant to the taste thanks to a well-balanced dosage.
Btg $6.50 Retail $12.99

2015 Masseria Altemura Primitivo
Puglia, Italy
Ruby red with purple hues, Prominent tobacco and leather on the nose; ripe blackberry and blueberry with hints of cocoa, baking spice, and delicate pine, Juicy and medium bodied; reveals rich fruits, sweet herbs, and milk chocolate; leads to plush tannins and an elegant finish. 91 Pts Falstaff
BTG $7.00 Retail $14.99

2013 Renato Ratti Marcenasco Barolo
Piedmonte, Italy
Absolutely delicious. Macerated cherry, spice, new leather and floral notes, along with soft contours (for a young Barolo) give the 2013 much of its bold, racy personality. Pliant, soft and inviting, the Marcenasco is a rare 2013 Barolo that will drink well with minimal cellaring. Expressive floral notes reappear on the finish, adding an attractive element of lift. Best of all, the 2013 delivers terrific quality for the money. 93 pts Antonio Galloni, 92 Pts Wine Advocate
Retail $54.99

2015 Kaiken Ultra Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina
Dense and rich-tasting, with a muscular mix of dark currant and black olive flavors that are supported by firm tannins. Cocoa powder and slate notes fill the finish, along with peppery hints. # 45 Wine Spectator 2017 Top 100, 90 Pts
BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

2014 Hill Family The Barrel Blend
Napa Valley, California
A real sleeper of the vintage and an excellent value in Napa, which is a kitchen sink mélange of Merlot, Zinfandel, Malbec, Syrah, Petit Sirah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Sangiovese. Dense ruby/purple color, with loads of red and black fruits, some exotic spices, soft tannins, and a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, this is a heck of a delicious wine for the money. 90 Pts Robert Parker
BTG $10.75 Retail $27.99

Wine Tasting 11/7/17

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on November 2, 2017 No Comments yet

Tuesday November 7th 2017
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2015 Jackson Estate “Stitch” Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand
The nose dominates with complex florals, ripe white stone fruits and fresh zesty citrus. To taste this follows through to the pallet with the same fresh citrus and ripe white stone fruit flavor’s, an underlying lees driven textural backbone and a pure mineral concentration. A perfectly balanced and crunchy acidity gives the wine lift, balance and poise.
BTG $7.00 Retail $14.99

2015 Wrath Ex Anima Pinot Noir
Monterey, California
Lots of depth and concentration. Aged in a combination of stainless steel and neutral barrels, it delivers pure, unadulterated, ripe fruit aromas and flavors. The highlights include blackberries, cola, raspberry, spice and seamless tannins.
BTG $10.00 Retail $24.99

2008 Dehesa La Granja
Castilla Leon, Spain
Deep ruby. A complex, perfumed bouquet evokes dark berries, cola, smoked meat and mint. Supple and expansive on the palate, offering gently sweet blackberry and cherry-cola flavors that are firmed and lifted by juicy acidity. The smoky note repeats on the finish, which hangs on with very good tenacity and a whisper of fine-grained tannins. Delicious right now. 91 Pts Vinous
BTG $8.00 Retail $18.99

2014 Plungerhead Zinfandel
Dry Creek, California
Dark in color with garnet edges, this wine bursts with aromas of toasted spices, black pepper, brambly fruit, fresh fig, and black olive. The palate shows notes of tart cranberry, fresh leather, blackberry compote, dill nuances from American oak aging, and sandalwood. Hints of caraway seed and freshly grated nutmeg linger on the finish.
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2014 Nugan Estate Dried Grapes Shiraz
New South Wales, Australia
Dark purple. Ripe, spice-accented cherry and dark berries on the deeply perfumed nose. Lush and open-knit, offering palate-coating blueberry and cherry-vanilla flavors sharpened by a suggestion of cracked pepper. Closes sweet and long, with velvety tannins fading smoothly into the wine’s plush black and blue fruit. It reminds of a Turley wine. 92 Pts Vinous
BTG $10.75 Retail $27.99

Wine Tasting 10/31/17

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on October 26, 2017 No Comments yet

Tuesday October 31st 2017
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

NV Zonin Proseco
Veneto, Italy
Zonin Prosecco is a varietal wine made from the Glera grape, which is native to the Veneto region.
Very well-balanced and appealing, with the extremely delicate almond note that is typical of Prosecco.
BTG $6.00 Retail $10.99

2015 Tenshen White Blend
Central Coast, California
Viognier, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc and Chardonnay.
This expressive white is aromatic and juicy, featuring a rich, ripe, fleshy core of apricot and peach flavors, with accents of vanilla bean, honeysuckle and melon. A spicy note lingers on the long finish. 92 Pts Wine Spectator Top 100: 2016, Rank: 31
\BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

2015 Achaval Ferrer “AF” Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina
Deep, bright violet color. Aromas of ripe red raspberries, plums, blackberries and black currents. Silky and unctuous mouth feel. Medium intensity with a persistent palate. This wine has soft tannins and a lovely acidity to highlight its youth.
BTG $7.25 Retail $15.99

2014 Robert Hall Cabernet
Paso Robles, California
The intense dark ruby red color of the Cabernet Sauvignon is reflective of this full-bodied, flavorful wine. The core of black currant and hints of cedar and spice along with cocoa aromas echoed by rich persistent flavors of plush ripe fruit, dark chocolate and anise are all supported by balanced rich velvety tannins.
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2014 Hill Family “Origin Red Blend
Napa Valley, California
83.4% Merlot, 16.6% Malbec
Caramel and berry nose, improves with time to include mocha and currant. Palate really balanced and smooth, with bright cherry fruit, dark roses, and a silky plum finish. 93 pts SK
BTG $12.00 Retail $32.99

Wine Tasting 10/17/17

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on October 11, 2017 No Comments yet

Wine Tasting 10/10/17

Posted in Hollywood Vine Events by hvine on October 5, 2017 No Comments yet

Tuesday October 10th 2017
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2015 Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc
Marlbourough, New Zealand
Distinctly Marlborough, this Sauvignon Blanc exudes vibrant ripe citrus notes, crunchy greens and hints of tropical guava on the nose. The palate is refined and elegant with superb natural fruit weight providing a juicy core of layered fruit, entwined with a salty textural acidity, vibrant citrus pith and a moreish dry chalky finish. 89 pts Wine Spectator
BTG $7.00 Retail $14.99

2014 Mer Soleil Reserve Chardonnay
Santa Barbara, California
Golden and sun-kissed, the 2014 vintage opens up with the fresh, tropical scents of pineapple and citrus blossom, balanced by the smooth character of vanilla. White peach comes through on the palate, which has a vibrant acidity balanced by the natural character of fully ripe fruit. Medium to full-bodied, this wine has a finish that is lengthy but never heavy, its mix of oak, butter and fruit characteristics blending seamlessly and leaving a harmonious, lingering impression. 90 Pts Vinous
BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

2015 Elouan Pinot Noir
This 2015 Elouan Pinot Noir has greater depth and intensity than what is typical of Oregon Pinot Noir. Rich, ruby in color. Ripe cranberry, a touch of spice and fresh Bing cherry create an inviting bouquet with a subtle earthiness. The flavor profile shows red plum, bright cherry, minerality and dusty earth with a hint of sweet tobacco. The rustic layers of flavor are complemented by vanilla, spice and soft, refined tannins.
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2014 Prisoner Wine Co “Cuttings” Cabernet
Napa Valley, California
80% Cabernet Sauvignon; 20% Blend of Petite Sirah, Syrah, and Zinfandel
Cuttings combines the deep, intense flavor of Cabernet Sauvignon with the structure and richness of Petite Sirah and Syrah. A small amount of Zinfandel adds a nice layer of complexity and spiciness. Deliciously smooth with flavors of blueberry, dark cherry, and cocoa. Aromas of fresh roasted coffee, black currant, vanilla bean, brown spice, and wild berries. 91+ Robert Parker
Retail $39.99

2015 Prisoner Wine Co ” Saldo” Zinfandel
Dry Creek, Lodi, and Amador, California
Dark ruby color with bold aromas of black licorice, black pepper, cherry, and baking spice. The entry is rich, full, and scintillating. The palate is mouthwatering and smooth with a hint of chocolate. The finish is voluptuous with soft, velvety tannins. 90Pts Robert Parker
BTG $10.75 Retail $27.99

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