Archive for the '2009 Vintage' Category

2009 Palistorti Di Valgiano

palistorti-di-valgianoFrom the winemaker – “Excellent concentration, which is already visible in its deep ruby colour with crimson reflections, an indication of youth. The intense bouquet is reminiscent of spices and ripe fruit. Rich and full bodied on the palate with intense fruity aromas which give the wine its excellent enduring characteristics. The fresh structure is supported by the good content of mature, balanced tannins. A very pleasant wine that gives immediate pleasure and can improve over the next seven years.”

Rating:

This wine was previously given an 88 point rating by Wine Spectator.

2009 Castle Rock Chardonnay Russian River Valley

The Castle Rock Chardonnay is produced from grapes grown in the Russian River Valley, one of California’s most prestigious growing appellations. Here, the fog cooled climate and well-drained soils provide ideal growing conditions for grapes which produce some of the finest wines in the world.

From the Wine Maker – “This elegant Chardonnay is a concentrated wine, with pleasant depth and integration. Its flavors of pear, vanilla, citrus and spice slowly unfold on the palate, and its finish is harmonious.”

This Chardonnay is an excellent accompaniment for fish, poultry and lightly sauced entrees. Cream style cheeses such as; cottage or goat cheese, semi-hard cheeses like Fontina, Jarlsberg, Swiss or Gouda.

Rating:

This wine has not been rated.

Availability:

2009 vintage in a 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $13.99 a bottle, $75.55 a 1/2 case with a 10% half case discount, and $134.31 a case with a 20% full case discount. SKU#26373

2009 Avalon Merlot

Packed with deep, dark berry fruit and nuanced hints of cocoa, herb and earth with a soft structure, this Merlot is made from 88% Merlot, 6% Syrah, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 1% Petite Verdot.

From the winemaker – “Our 2009 Merlot shows its depth with a rich garnet color. Aromas of juicy boysenberries and cherry pie fill the glass. Crème brulee and brown sugar notes from oak aging compliment the ripe berry aromas. Mountain fruit characteristics show in the intensity of the fruit flavors. The entry enjoys sweet notes of raspberry and cherry with a finish of jammy boysenberry preserves. The oak notes of chocolate and wood smoke pair with and compliment the rich fruit layers. Refined tannins support this balanced wine that doesn’t show the typical alcohol component found in many Merlots. As the wine develops in the glass, one may enjoy ongoing berry notes, a touch of allspice evolving in the middle, while the wine continues to lengthen on the finish. Smooth, silky and profound berry flavors confirm this wine’s birthplace as Napa Valley.”

This vintage pairs nicely with rack or leg of lamb, lamb chops, roast pork, pork chops or tenderloin, veal with heartier vegetable and/or bean sauces or mushroom and/or wine sauces. Cheeses like Parmigiano, Romano and other hard cheeses as well as cheddar and other savory, firm cheeses.

Rating:

This wine has not been rated.

Availability:

2009 vintage in a 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $12.99 a bottle, $70.15 a 1/2 case with a 10% half case discount, and $124.71 a case with a 20% full case discount. SKU#24279

2009 Chalone Vineyard Chardonnay

While the grapes for Chalone Vineyard Estate come from their high mountain estate, the grapes for the Monterey County wines come from distinct vineyards in the 75-mile long Salinas Valley, which begins in Monterey Bay and runs southeastward. Ancient volcanoes, active faults and tectonic plate movement created the Santa Lucia and Gavilan Mountain ranges, which flank the valley. The mountains form a wind tunnel, drawing cool ocean breezes off the Pacific Ocean into the valley. The cool air causes the vines to shut down and delays ripening of the grapes, leading to a longer growing season and hang time that results in intense fruit flavors. Soils in the valley are varied and include compositions of gravelly loam, sand, decomposed granite and limestone. This combination of well-drained soils, early morning fog, warm afternoon sun and cool ocean air make the region ideal.

From the Wine Maker – “In our Chardonnay, bright, fruit-focused flavors keep cadence with sweet essence of oak. Baked pear, Braeburn apple and sweet tangerine are accented by wafts of floral and nutmeg. Well-balanced, the fruit remains bright and crisp, complemented by just enough oak to lend structure and complexity.”

This wine’s versatility makes it pleasant for sipping as well as a perfect complement to sautéed scallops or stuffed chicken breast.

Rating:

This wine was given a 88 point rating by Wine Spectator.

Availability:

2009 vintage in a 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $14.99 a bottle, $80.95 a 1/2 case with a 10% half case discount, and $143.91 a case with a 20% full case discount. SKU#16109

2009 Picada 15 Red Blend

Deep ruby-red. Aromas of green pepper from the Cabernet Sauvignon together with red berries from the Merlot. It is composed of 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 20% Melbec and 10% Pinot Noir grapes. A round, fruity finish with cherries. A pleasant easy drinking wine.

From the Wine Advocate– “The 2009 Malbec Picada 15 (a vineyard designation) was primarily aged in tank with 10% of the wine spending six months in oak. Dark ruby-colored, it delivers a spicy, black cherry and black raspberry perfume. This is followed by a medium-bodied, easygoing wine with ample fruit and no hard edges.”

Enjoy with baked, barbecued, broiled or roasted chicken, Chicken Cacciatore, chicken in mushroom or red wine sauce, chicken marinated in herbs and grilled, Coq au vin.

Rating:

This wine was given a 86 point rating by Wine Spectator, 87 by Wine Advocate and Wine Enthusiast.

Availability:

2009 vintage in a 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $11.99 a bottle, $64.75 a 1/2 case with a 10% half case discount, and $115.11 a case with a 20% full case discount. SKU#13691

2009 Black Stallion Nappa Valley Chardonnay

Black-Stallion-Nappa-Valley-ChardonnayThis 2009 Chardonnay was 100% barrel fermented in French Oak. It was stirred weekly and the wine went through partial malolactic fermentation in the barrel. This vintage was sourced from two different areas in the Nappa Valley.

From the Wine Maker – “A wonderfully complex and layered Chardonnay with subtle aromas of citrus blossom, white chocolate, toasted almond and apricot. This wine has a silky smooth texture and full-bodied flavor, balanced with crisp acidity and refined tannins. Notes of pear and white peach add to the rounded fruit flavors which to follow through to a long finish.”

This wine has enough body to pair with Asian ginger pork chops, and would also pair nicely with grilled teriyaki chicken, halibut with a creamy garlic sauce or seafood linguini with a white wine sauce.

Rating:

This wine has not been rated.

Availability:

2009 vintage in a 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $18.99 a bottle, $182.31 a 1/2 case with a 10% half case discount, and $182.31 a case with a 20% full case discount. SKU#26656

2009 Silverado Miller Ranch Sauvignon Blanc

92 percent Sauvignon Blanc, and 8 percent Semillon grapes were used to make this great Sauvignon Blanc. The grapes were harvested at an average sugar of 22.7° Brix. The juice was inoculated with three distinct yeast strains that help release aromas specific to Sauvignon Blanc. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks set at 50 – 55 degrees Fahrenheit. To highlight the wine’s intense aromatics the wine did not undergo any malolatic fermentation. The Semillon was blended to enhance the mouthfeel and balance acidity.

From the winemaker – “Intense aromas of lime, grapefruit and orange spiked with ginger and quinine. On the palate, juicy flavors with bright fresh picked tangerine flavors that linger on the finish.

Enjoy with a crab salad, smoked salmon,  or Oysters Au Gratin. Cheeses such as brie, swiss or gouda.

Rating:

This wine was given an 91 point rating by Wine Enthusiast and 86 point rating by Wine Spectator.

Availability:

2009 vintage in a 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $21.99 a bottle, $118.75 a 1/2 case with a 10% half case discount, and $211.11 a case with a 20% full case discount. SKU#38950


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