Posted in Uncategorized by hvine on March 16, 2020 No Comments yet

Until further notice we’ve decided to cancel our Tuesday night wine tastings.

Hollywood Vine (the store and the Bar) will remain open. We understand the uniqueness of the times we are now enduring and want to insure you that we too are wiping down counters and doors many times a day. If you would like to come in for a drink or to shop we will be limiting our capacity to follow the social distancing guidelines.
That being said, we have a few ways you can order from the store without ever coming in. You can call the shop and place an order for pick up. Call us when you’re out front and we will walk it out to you. When I was growing up it was the milk that got delivered. Given today’s circumstances it appears that wine/beer is about to become the delivery of choice. Call us to arrange delivery.In the meantime, remember this too shall pass. Enjoy your family and be safe.

Wine Tasting 3/17/20

Posted in Uncategorized by hvine on March 12, 2020 No Comments yet

HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING Tuesday March 17th 2020             6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings 2018 JEAN-MAURICE RAFFAULT Chinon RoseLoire Valley, FranceCabernet Franc. Shimmering orange. Fresh red berries, pink grapefruit and succulent herbs and flowers on the fragrant nose. Chewy, tightly wound red currant, bitter cherry and floral pastille flavors slowly open up and turn sweeter on the back half. A minerally quality appears on the persistent finish, which leaves juicy red fruit and citrus notes behind. 90 Pts VinousBTG $7.00  Retail $14.99 2018 Yalumba Viognier The Y Series South AustraliaFloral and fragrant, featuring orange blossom, peach and marmalade flavors set on a smooth and juicy frame. Shows precision and balance, with nutmeg details. 90 Pts Wine Spectator BTG $6.75  Retail $12.99  2018 Yalumba Grenache Barossa Bush Vine Samuel’s CollectionBarossa Valley, AustraliaThe fragrance is saturated with brooding plum red fruits, dark cherries, and perfumed berries. This is a defined wine showing the richness and concentration of the vintage. The palate is richly textured, fleshy, round and supple, with a red juiciness that merges into velvety tannins. 93 Pts James SucklingBTG 8.00   Retail $18.99 2017 Lapostolle Grand Selection CarmenereRapel, ChileCarmine red with violet hues. Fresh nose with red fruit notes such as strawberries and plums, along with red paprika and spices. Medium structure with very nice red fruit expression, juicy tannins and good balance. 93 Pts James SucklingBTG $7.50   Retail $16.99 2017 St Cosme Côtes du Rhône Les Deux AlbionRhone Valley, France50% Syrah, 20% Grenache, 15% Carignan, 10% Mourvedre, 5% ClairetteLes Deux Albions is one of the outstanding wines of Louis Barruol’s collection and highlights the exceptional value that can still be found in the Côtes-du-Rhône category. The wine combines depth, structure, and finesse with aromas and flavors of roasted game, mesquite, and olive, crushed plum, and black currants. 93 Pts James SucklingBTG $10.50   Retail $26.9

Wine Tasting 3/10/20

Posted in Uncategorized by hvine on March 5, 2020 No Comments yet


Tuesday March 10th 2020             

6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

NV Monteliana Prosecco

Veneto, Italy

Sparkling wine made by natural fermentation with the Charmat method. Pale straw-yellow colour with greenish highlights. It has the typical fruity bouquet reminiscent of Golden Delicious apples, with a hint of banana and peach. It is fresh, aromatic and velvety in the mouth with a pleasant roundness.

BTG $7.00  Retail $13.99

2018 Brooks Amycas White Blend

Willamette Valley, Oregon

26% Pinot Blanc, 25% Riesling, 24% Muscat, 14% Pinot Gris and 11% Gewürztraminer.

Generous ripe golden fleshed fruits with sweet citrus notes framed by equal parts white spring florals, herbal, and mineral structure. 90 Pts Wine Enthusiast

BTG $7.75 Retail $17.99.

2016 Castello Di Bossi Chianti Classico

Tuscany, Italy

Deep, ruby-red in color, this Chianti Classico offers aromas of ripe cherries and red plums, with subtle notes of toasted vanilla beans and purple flowers. On the palate, the wine displays a superbly structured character with bright acidity and a pleasantly savory finish.

93 Pts James Suckling

BTG 8.50   Retail $20.99

2017 Aerena Cabernet

Lake County, California

Over the past decade, the Red Hills-Lake County AVA has been built up its resumé as and an up and coming source for top Cabernet Sauvignons. The 2017 Aerena by Blackbirds is a top performer. uplifting with fruit and floral components coming together in perfect balance. Soft and supple tannins offer great approachability but this vintage is not afraid to show its true cabernet core. 91 Pts Wilford Wong

BTG $9.50   Retail $23.99

2015 Renacer Villamor

Mendoza, Argentina

This exciting, innovative wine is produced under the watchful eye of Alberto Antonini, one of the top winemakers in the world, from a blend of 45% Malbec,40% Cabernet Sauvignon,

10% Bonarda, and 5% Cabernet Franc uniquely dried and vinified in the true Amarone style. The thin dry high altitude air of the Mendoza region makes for optimal drying conditions yielding perfectly dried rich and lush grapes. 92 Pts James SucklingBTG $9.00   Retail $22.99

Wine Tasting 3/3/20

Posted in Uncategorized by hvine on February 26, 2020 No Comments yet


Tuesday March 2nd 2020             

6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2019 Miguel Torres Las Mulas Organic Sauvignon Blanc

Central Valley, Chile

This crisp, fresh Chilean white wine hails from the Central Valley, between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes Mountain range. This organically certified, zesty Sauvignon Blanc features aromas of green apple, lemongrass and chives. 89 Pts N.M.

BTG $7.00  Retail $14.99

2018 Valravn Chardonnay

Sonoma Coast, California

A warm summer in the Sonoma Coast provided for a lush core of ripe peach and pineapple.  These fresh fruit notes are balanced by richer flavors of toasted hazelnuts, marzipan, and toasted coconut from barrel aging.  Overall, the Valravn Chardonnay walks the delicate line between high toned freshness and the more powerful flavors of the barrel-fermented Chardonnay. 91 SK

BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

2017 Valravn Pinot Noir

Sonoma County, California

The foggy, cool vineyards in the Sonoma Coast produce gorgeous wines with beautiful high-toned red fruit flavors, while the Russian River Component adds a richness and concentration in the form of black cherry, ripe strawberry, with hints of vanilla from top quality bottle aging. The wine is concentrated, but energetic with a linear mineral and acid streak providing backbone and freshness. 91 SK

BTG 10.00   Retail $24.99

2017 Valravn Cabernet

Sonoma County, California

Reminiscent of classic ripe-vintage Bordeaux – refined and well defined with a lovely play of savory and sweet. Cassis, black cherry, and blackberry fruit is accompanied by opulent notes of dark chocolate, espresso roast, and graphite. Silky tannins with amazing richness on the palate. 4.1 Vivino 91 SK

BTG $10.00   Retail $24.99

2017 Valravn Zinfandel

Sonoma County, California

A very lifted aroma of simmering berry sauce emanates from the glass. In the mouth, there is a cascade of blue and red fruits alike, comprised of copious amounts of blueberry, cassis, and blackberry compote with the faintest hint of blood orange lingering around the perimeter of the core. It is framed in a mocha bean and chocolate ganache flavor. The energetic and long finish presents a sense of freshness that invites further drinking. 92 Pts SK

BTG $8.75    Retail $21.99

Wine Tasting 2/25/20

Posted in Uncategorized by hvine on February 20, 2020 No Comments yet
  HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING Tuesday February 25th 2020              6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings 2017 Vinosia Falanghina Campania, Italy Light yellow color with silvery hues. A fresh aroma of exotic fruit, citrus and white flowers. A palate with present acidity, but with perfect harmony. Hints of apple and pear and some minerality. BTG $7.25  Retail $15.99 2018 Dubois Vouvray Loire Valley, France 100% Chenin Blanc. Medium bodied with plenty of zip, this crisp white evokes the feeling of warm sunshine on a spring day. Juicy red apple and green pear tasting notes are met with good acidity for a balanced wine that’s delicious. BTG $7.00 Retail $13.99 2018 Flor De Goda Garnacha Campo de Borja, Spain Opaque purple in color, the wine exhibits richness and finesse both on the nose and palate. Layers of blackberry, blueberry, plum, mocha and mineral notes are complemented with spice box details edged with dark chocolate, licorice and cracked pepper. The richness continues on the lingering finish. 90 Pts GP BTG 6.75   Retail $12.99 2015 Lyeth Red Blend Sonoma County, California 36% Cabernet Franc, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Malbec, 11% Petit Verdot, 3% Merlot With aromas of wild raspberry, cocoa with notes of black pepper and cinnamon toast, this wine coats the palate with opulent flavors of cherry compote and hints of tea leaf and graham cracker. A rich, succulent mouthfeel with well-balanced tannins make this complex wine immediately enjoyable 4.1 Vivino BTG $8.75   Retail $21.99 2015 Peju Cabernet Napa Valley, California Ripe red berries, plum and vanilla bean infuse the glass. On the palate, a perfect balance of structured tannins and fruit envelop the taste buds, displaying fresh raspberry, leather, smoke and toasted marshmallow. This wine culminates in a long finish with layers of cinnamon and anise. Bold and enchanting now, it will continue to mature for the next decade. 93 Pts SK Retail $44.99  

Wine Tasting 2/18/20

Posted in Uncategorized by hvine on February 13, 2020 No Comments yet
  HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING Tuesday February 18th 2020              6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings 2018 Olianas Vermentino Sardina, Italy Intense notes of pink grape fruit and lemon with hints of spices and bread crust. It is refreshing and quite round on the palate with a very pleasant finish. 89 Pts Vinous BTG $7.50  Retail $16.99 2018 Four Graces Pinot Gris Willamette Valley, Oregon Lively and refreshing. Beautiful bright aromas of ripe pineapple, Meyer lemon and honeysuckle flower mingle in the glass. The palate continues with fresh lemon and orange zest followed by a touch of smooth quince, which leads into a vibrant lingering acidity. 91 Pts Wine Enthusiast BTG $8.00 Retail $18.99 2017 Resonance Pinot Noir The wine reflects a bright ruby color. The nose is very fresh and fruity, with a lot of red (strawberry, raspberry) and black fruits ( wild cherry, blackberry), enhanced by subtle floral and spicy aromas. Elegance and harmony describe precisely the palate. Tannins are present and fine, while the acidity brings a nice freshness, particularly long. 93 Pts Wine Spectator BTG 11.75   Retail $31.99 2015 Gravel Bar Alluvial Red Columbia Valley, Washington Cabernet Sauvignon (35%), Merlot (30%), Cabernet Franc (15%), Malbec and Petit Verdot This is a full-bodied red with vibrant flavors of dried cherries, plum, toffee, chocolate and vanilla. The structure is rich, with bold tannins extending the finish. 4.1 Vivino BTG $7.75   Retail $17.99 2016 Firestone Cabernet Paso Robles, California Deep and inviting. The wine displays aromas of Black Cherry and dark plum resulting in a lovely hint of violet. Flavors of cherry cola and cocoa nib are rounded out by a note of pipe tobacco. Overall the wine features a firm tannin structured balanced by a smooth lingering finish. 90 Pts Wine Enthusiast BTG $7.25   Retail $15.99

Wine Tasting 2/11/20

Posted in Uncategorized by hvine on February 6, 2020 No Comments yet


Tuesday February 11th 2020             

6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2018 Gerard Bertrand Perles De Sauvignon Blanc

Languedoc Roussillon, France

A new, fresh and vibrant wine from the powerhouse Languedoc producer, this boasts abundant aromas of green plum, gooseberry, orange rind and garrigue herbs. The lightweight palate is clean and refreshing, with a mouthwatering citrus verve to the close.

89 Pts Wine Enthusiast

BTG $7.25  Retail $15.99

2018 Gerard Bertrand Organic Reserve Speciale Chardonnay

From the beautiful landscapes of the South of France, the wines are produced entirely from organic grapes, grown in the terroir of the Languedoc and nourished by the Mediterranean sun.

Aromas of ripe peach are complemented by citrus notes of grapefruit. Smooth and unctuous on the palate with vanilla and exotic fruit flavours building to a long-lasting finish of outstanding vivacity. 92 pts SK

BTG $7.25 Retail $15.99

2015 Gerard Bertrand Terroir Corbiere

Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre. Deep concentrated color. The complex aromas of black fruit come from the carefully controlled extraction during vinification and from the exceptional ripeness of the grapes. A wine of distinctive character with all the flavors of ripe fruit, with subtle hints of spices and licorice. 90 Pts Wine & Spirits Best Buy, 90 Pts Wine Advocate

BTG 7.50   Retail $16.99

2016 Gerard Bertrand Kosmos Organic Red

This organic wine is a blend of 30% Syrah, 20% Grenache and 10% each Mourvèdre, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Marselan. A fun and enjoyable red wine that is crossing the Atlantic with its broad spectrum appeal about it. A deep ruby-red color. This powerful, elegant and nicely-balanced cuvée is endowed with generous red fruits aromas. The tannins are mature, subtle and the lingering finish is amazingly intense.

90 Pts Wilford Wong

BTG $9.50   Retail $23.99

2017 Gerard Bertrand L’Hospitalet Grand Vin Rouge

Syrah 60%, Grenache 30%, Mourvèdre 10%

From the finest grapes at the Château, the Grand Vin delivers an intense bouquet dominated by spicy notes underpinned by rich, red fruits. The fleshy, balanced and elegantly structured palate reveals silky tannins which highlight the opulent fruit through to a long finish.

IWC Champion Red Wine Trophy 2019 95 Pts Robert Parker(2016)BTG $11.75   Retail $31.99

Wine Tasting 2/4/20

Posted in Uncategorized by hvine on January 30, 2020 No Comments yet
  HOLLYWOOD VINE WINE TASTING Tuesday February 4th 2020              6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings NV Dr Loosen Dr L Sparkling Riesling Mosel, Germany 100% pure Riesling. Exuberant green floral perfume, melon and peach abound on this profoundly aromatic sparkler. It’s delicate in mousse with soft, persistent bubbles and deeply penetrating flavors of stone fruit and tangerine. Vibrant and spine-tingling, it’s a remarkably elegant sekt for with a gentle price tag. 91 Pts Wine Enthusiast, 91 Pts Tasting Panel BTG $7.75  Retail $17.99 2018 Licia Albarino Rias Baixas, Spain Straw yellow with greenish hues, has strong varietal characteristics with hints of grapefruit, candied fruit, quince jelly, notes of fresh herbs, green apples, and minerals. It is full bodied and well balanced, highlighting the aromas of citrus and green apple, with a long and persistent finish. 92 Pts James Suckling BTG $7.50 Retail $16.99 2018 Massaya Le Colombier Red Blend Bekaa Valley, Lebanon A ripe-fruited Lebanese red, made with a third each of cinsault and grenache with the rest divided between the charms of syrah and tempranillo. The resulting blend is a fragrantly spicy, rich and smooth delight, with attractive quince-fruit notes. 90 Pts TC BTG 7.75   Retail $17.99 2015 Lapostelle Le Rouge Rapel Valley, Chile Syrah, Carmenère, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon Intense and deep red with violet edges. Elegant, fine and well balanced nose with black fruits such as blackberry and black spicy aromas. Silky attack followed by red and black fruit, coffee and chocolate flavors. Good tannins delivering a very good structure. 90 Pts Wine Enthusiast BTG $7.75   Retail $17.99 2017 Alma de Cattleya Red Blend Sonoma, California Three different varieties comprise the perfect blend for our Sonoma County red wine. A base of 60% Syrah combines with 35% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Generous sunshine during the day and cooler temperatures at night allow for the perfect ripening of the precious berries. Blackcurrant, blackberries and notes of cedar from the Merlot blend in full harmony with the generous and ripe Syrah tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon adds a final touch of succulent flavors and notes of cocoa and graphite. 92 Pts Wine Spectator BTG $11.25   Retail $29.99  

Wine Tasting1/28/20

Posted in Uncategorized by hvine on January 23, 2020 No Comments yet


Tuesday January 28th 2020             

6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2017 Pasqua Passimento Bianco

Veneto, Italy

Grown in the Valpolicella area, these Garganega grapes are partially dried, losing 20 to 30% of their weight, before fermentation. The result is a very unique wine full of dried apricot and honey flavours, with a creamy and rich mouthfeel but balanced by the bright acidity. This is crying out for food. 91 Pts Decanter Magazine

BTG $7.50  Retail $16.99

2018 Julia James Chardonnay

Central Coast, California

Ripe lemon in color, this Chardonnay has golden highlights in the glass. Offers a mix of fresh pear, apple, melon and citrus on the nose. There is a bright, juicy, almost racy personality to go with exotic flavors of tropical fruits, vanilla, nectarine, and a kiss of oak. Continuing to open up nicely in the glass, it has a creamy mid-palate and a round, buttery finish which lingers on the palate.

BTG $6.75 Retail $13.99

2016 Monteverro Verruzzo Super Tuscan

Tuscany, Italy

40% Merlot , 25% Cabernet Franc, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Sangiovese

Intense ruby with a touch of purple on the rim. ON THE NOSE: Rich expression of cherry, blueberry, blood orange and tomato sauce with some hints of cigar box

ON THE PALATE: Round entrance evolving on a framed mouthfeel with cherry muffin,

cassis and laurel finishing on touches of plum and lilac. 91 Pts SK

BTG 8.00   Retail $18.99

2018 Cordero Con Piel De Lobo Malbec

Mendoza, Argentina

The nose offers plenty of attractive spice and purple flowers, as well as cassis. The palate is fresh and supple, juicy blueberry flesh abounds and the finish is nicely resolved.

92 Pts James Suckling

BTG $6.75   Retail $13.99

2016 Peju Piccolo Red Blend

Napa Valley, California

Proprietary red blend of cabernet sauvignon, petit verdot, cabernet franc, merlot, petite sirah and sangiovese.  Bright with flavors of blackberry and black cherry combined with cocoa

nibs and toasted marshmallow. The palate is round and supple, with fruity characteristics

of raspberry jam and soft, silky tannins. Culminating with hints of white pepper and spice.

BTG $12.00   Retail $32.99

Wine Tasting 1/21/20

Posted in Uncategorized by hvine on January 16, 2020 No Comments yet


Tuesday January 21st 2020             

6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2018 Black Stallion Sauvignon Blanc

Napa Valley, California

This complex wine opens with vibrant, tropical aromas of guava, lemongrass and honeysuckle. Flavors of lime, lemon, ripe tropical fruit and orange creme compliment the bright acidity and remarkable finish. 90 Pts Wine Enthusiast

BTG $7.25   Retail $15.99

2017 Diora Spendeur Du Soleil Chardonnay

Monterey, California

A beautiful, golden hue, the aromas of toasted oak mingle with light spice notes of cinnamon. The delicate flavors of vanilla bean give way to a lovely, soft and light buttery layer. This reminds one of a rich, yet delicate crème brûlée with a soft, round mouthfeel.

93 Pts  #34 Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Wines of 2019

BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2017 Diora La Petite Grace Pinot Noir

Monterey, California

Dark ruby in the glass, aromas of blackberries and roasted almonds mingle with nuances of toasted marshmallows and brown sugar. Soft and velvety, robust with a voluptuous and full-bodied mouthfeel, the palate unfolds with luxurious layers of intense red cherry, and a delicate hint of blueberry A long, lingering finish instills a lasting impression of rich, concentrated flavors, vanilla bean and toasted oak. 91 Pts Wine Enthusiast

BTG 8.25    Retail $19.99

2017 Maxville Big Max Cabernet

Central Coast, California

Smooth, medium-to-full bodied entry opens nicely on the palate to reveal waves of rich black cherry, cassis spice and creamy oak. The powerful fruit flavors and well-balanced, firm tannins carry through for a long savory finish.

BTG $8.25    Retail $19.99

2017 Maxville Big Max Red Blend

Central Coast, California

50% Zinfandel 33% Cabernet Sauvignon 17% Syrah

Deep blue-purple, Black Cherry and plum with toasty oak and vanilla aromas accented by savory notes of spicy raspberry and wild herbs. Juicy with a full mid-palate, soft tannins, and a lingering finish

BTG $8.25    Retail $19.99

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