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2013 Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon

Rodney-Strong-Cabernet-SauvignonAt Rodney Strong Vineyards we focus on modern artisan winemaking, exclusively from Sonoma County, California. Our family-owned winery is committed to quality wines and to protecting our resources for the future. We are solar-powered, certify ed sustainable, practice Fish Friendly Farming and Sonoma County’s first carbon neutral winery.

From the winemaker – “Our 2013 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon is rich with dark cherry, plum and baking spices. The delicious fruit is accompanied by crushed violet and black pepper notes. The palate has medium tannins, lingering spicy oak flavors and a lush finish. Enjoy this Cabernet now with grilled steak, pot roast, pork shoulder or pasta with a tomato sauce.”

Enjoy with cornish game hens, duck or turkey prepared in rich, hearty or heavy sauces or hard cheeses like Parmigiano or Romano and firm cheeses like Cheddar.

Rating:

This wine was previously given a 89 point rating by Wine Enthusiast.

 

2012 Martin Ray Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Martin-Ray-Russian-River-Valley-Pinot-NoirThe 2012 vintage was widely acclaimed as one of the most ideal growing seasons during the last decade. Consistently moderate weather throughout the season yielded balanced chemistry in the grapes and a bountiful crop.

From the Wine Maker – “This is a classic Russian River Valley Pinot Noir with bright acidity and fresh fruit balance. mouth-watering aromas of strawberry, black cherry, toffee and Asian spices give way to a silky, juicy mouthful of cherry, cranberry and spice flavors. Long, delicious finish.”

Pair this vibrant, silky Pinot Noir with grilled salmon, mushroom risotto or creamy butternut squash soup.

Rating:

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

 

2012 Aviary Chardonnay

Aviary-ChardonnayThe 2012 vintage was a truly remarkable year for grape growing in Napa Valley. We had a warmer spring followed by a beautiful warm summer and very pleasant fall. It was a stark contrast to the challenges of recent vintages. No frost, no rain, no hail, no long stretches of high heat. The consistent temperatures allowed the grapes to develop slowly and evenly, encouraging a rich crop of fully mature grapes. It was a classic growing season with great quality and large quantity.

From the Wine Maker – “Our 2012 Aviary Chardonnay is fresh, rich, and balanced. Inviting aromas of pear, banana, vanilla, subtle spice, and toasted oak draw you in. On the palate, we find lively flavors of apricot, Golden Delicious apple, pear, banana, and star of jasmine. The experience is rich and bright, finishing with well-rounded viscosity and sparkling acidity. A real enjoyment that will age well.”

This Chardonnay is an excellent accompaniment for fish, poultry and lightly sauced entrees. Semi-hard cheeses like Fontina, Jarlsberg, Swiss or Gouda.

 

2012 Allegrini Palazzo Della Torre

This is one of the wines that has made Allegrini famous throughout the world. The vineyard surrounds Villa della Torre, a splendid masterpiece of Renaissance architecture now owned by the family, and produces a full-bodied red wine that has an ageing potential of at least ten years. The blend is the historic combination of Corvina and Rondinella with the addition of a small quantity of Sangiovese. A small percentage of the harvested grapes are left to dry out until December and then added to the previously vinified fresh grapes. The result is a velvety, well-balanced red wine that proffers mature, pulpy fruit.

From the Wine Maker – “Aromas of dried earth, dried raspberry and blueberry. Full body, chewy tannins and a fresh, bright finish. Lively and delicious.”

Easily pairs with various Italian dishes, above all risottos, especially those flavored with saffron, porcini mushrooms and pork; classic dishes such as pasta with amatriciana and carbonara sauces, baked lasagna, gnocchi with gorgonzola cheese and walnuts; grilled meats and roasts. This wine also excels when matched with Parma ham and fine-cured zibello pork loin, as well as medium-matured cheeses, especially parmigiano reggiano, pecorino and Monte Veronese.

Rating:

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

 

2012 Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon

From the Wine Maker – “Opaque, dark ruby color introduces this wine that expresses dark fruit aroma and flavors. With spicy sweet oak complexity, the wine exudes dark fruit such as blackberry, black currant, blueberry and dark cherry. There are nuances of dark chocolate, chocolate berry truffle dusted with cocoa powder, cola, aromatic cedar, cinnamon, clove, graham crackers and a hint of tobacco. The body is very full with a soft entry, coupled with dark cherry/berry flavors that develop from start to finish. With great texture and mouth feel, this cabernet is full bodied, rich and opulent. In one word…. delicious.”

Rich and robust, this wine can be enjoyed with a variety of foods such as hearty pasta dishes and roast meats.

Rating:

This wine was given a 92 point rating by Wine Advocate.

 

2012 Columbia Crest Grand Estates Unoaked Chardonnay

Columbia-Crest-Grand-Estates-Unoaked-Chardonnay

Spring temperatures in Eastern Washington started off relatively cool but rose quickly, and the region soon settled in to a more typical weather pattern. Summer was predictably warm, without any prolonged excessive heat events, with temperatures rarely breaking 100° Fahrenheit. Late summer and early fall brought on slightly cooler daytime highs and a significant diurnal shift, a pattern that continued well into October. A few sporadic rain showers in mid-to-late October were quickly dissipated by persistent winds and had no effect on the harvest.

Overall the 2012 harvest was outstanding; the white wines are flavorful with beautiful natural acidity.

From the winemaker – “The Grand Estates Unoaked Chardonnay is a light-bodied wine that reveals a pure expression of the varietal. The wine displays aromas of lemon seed, green mangoes and orange blossoms. On the palate, layers of citrus fruit flavors combine with lively acidity, creating a refreshing style of Chardonnay.”

Great with green salads, cheeses, fish with citrus.

Rating:

This wine was given a 87 point rating by Wine Spectator.

Availability:

2012 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#31883

2012 William Hill Cabernet Sauvignon

With roots deeply anchored in the Napa Valley, William Hill Estate crafts luxury Chardonnay and Bordeaux varietal wines from the undiscovered vineyards of California’s most celebrated regions. Beginning with William Hill Estate’s 140-acre benchland vineyard near the Silverado Trail, Winemaker Mark Williams turns to the hidden corners of southern Napa, the North Coast and the Central Coast to create a unique collection of rich, expressive wines.

Varietal Content: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot, 3% Petite Sirah, 1.5% Cabernet Franc

From the winemaker – “Dark and rich, our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon offers aromas and flavors of blackberry and ripe plum, with hints of clove and earthiness. Notes of brown spice and vanilla enhance the palate for a lusciously full mouthfeel, culminating in a long finish.”

Pairs well with cornish game hens, duck or turkey prepared in rich, hearty or heavy sauces or hard cheeses like Parmigiano or Romano and firm cheeses like Cheddar.

Rating:

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

Availability:

2012 vintage in a 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $39.99 a bottle, $215.95 a 1/2 case with a 10% half case discount, and $401.90 a case with a 20% full case discount. SKU#15852


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