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2014 DaVinci Pinot Grigio

DaVinci-Pinot-GrigioNestled near the Tuscan hillside town of Vinci – historic home of Leonardo da Vinci – Cantine Leonardo Da Vinci brings together 200 passionate local winegrowers, who contribute their finest grapes to an extraordinary collection of authentic Italian wines. Rooted in centuries of winemaking tradition, Da Vinci wines embody the rolling hills of Tuscany. Cantine Leonardo Da Vinci works closely with growers in the delle Venezie IGT to create Pinot Grigio from Northeast Italy.

From the Wine Maker – “Our Da Vinci delle Venezie Pinot Grigio has a brilliant straw color and delicate floral aromas. The palate is full and ripe, characterized by notes of apple, tropical and citrus fruits, and a hint of minerality. Lively acidity and a fresh, crisp profile make this a wonderfully versatile white wine.”

The wine is delicious paired with delicately boiled white fish or fish prepared in light sauces, such as lemon butter. Raw, crisp or steamed vegetable dishes.

Rating:

This wine was given a 82 point rating by Wine Spectator.

 

2014 Tolosa No-Oak Chardonnay

Tolosa-No-Oak-ChardonnayFrom the Wine Maker – “This pale greenish gold wine opens with the aromas of honey, lemon, apple and peach. There is some underlying minerality that is close to flint. The mouth is fresh with floral aspects evident in the mid-palate. Additional nuance and silkiness develops as it sits in the glass.”

Great with fish or chicken cooked in light butter sauces since the wine is crisp enough to cut through the fat of the butter. It is a delightfully versatile wine that compliments a wide variety of foods.

Rating:

This wine was given a 90 point rating by Wine Enthusiast.

Availability:

2014 vintage in a 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $15.99 a bottle, $86.35 a 1/2 case with a 10% half case discount, and $153.51 a case with a 20% full case discount. SKU#18853

2008 Sawtooth Riesling

Excellent value, this Idaho Riesling starts freshly sweet, with flavors of crisp green apple and pear, finishing with a clean, lively acidity that leaves you wanting more.

From the winemaker – “This wine has a great nose filled with apple, pear, peaches and a hint of mineral. This wine has residual sugar and balanced acid that provide complexity to this fruity wine. Will pair well with sausage and spicy dishes. Enjoy this off-dry Riesling with friends and family.”

This wine pairs nicely with cajun barbecued shrimp, gumbo or pan-blackened fish, chicken with mole, salsa and tortilla soup. Cheeses like gorgonzola, blue cheeses, cottage, cream cheese, parmesan, reggiano, mild cheddar, fontina, gouda, jarlsberg, swiss, brie, and other soft rind cheeses.

Rating:

This wine has not been rated.

Availability:

2008 vintage in a 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $10.99 a bottle, $59.35 a 1/2 case with a 10% half case discount, and $105.51 a case with a 20% full case discount. SKU#20296

2002 Terra Unica Reserva

This Spanish Reserva is 70% Tempranillo; 30% Monastrell with a slightly aged reddish hue. Pronounced tart cherry and sweet dark fruit with a slight hint of spices mark this bottle’s bouquet.

The palate is juicy, slightly sweet with smooth mature tannins and integrated fruit and tart cherry highlights. It is lighter in body with fleeting flavors.

Great with cold cut meats, bacon, pancetta, prosciutto, salami, Andouille or chorizo sausage or mild blue cheese like Gorgonzola or Maytag, Goat Cheese, hard cheeses like, Asiago, Parmesan or Reggiano, semi-hard cheeses like Mild Cheddar, Fontina, Gouda, Jarlsberg or Swiss and soft rind cheeses like Brie or Camembert.

Rating:

This wine has not been rated.

Availability:

2002 vintage in a 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $8.99 a bottle, $48.55 a 1/2 case with a 10% half case discount, and $86.31 a case with a 20% full case discount. SKU#15667

2007 Three Saints Pinot Noir

The Dierberg Vineyard is situated atop a sandy loam mesa above the South Bank of the Santa Maria River. The ranch features a series gently rolling hills and soils that are uncharacteristic of the growing area. The higher loam content and slightly heavier texture of our soil tends to produce Pinot Noirs that are more powerful in structure and more savory in flavor-profile than is typical for the Santa Maria Valley.

From the Wine Maker – “Our most overtly fruity and exuberant Three Saints Pinot to date, the 2007 shows bright blackberry, crushed raspberry and subtle black tea notes. On the palate the wine is both vibrant and luxuriously rich, with decadent creamy blackberry flavors underpinned by satiny tannins and a blast of fresh acidity. Although our 2007 Three Saints Pinot will age well for up to three years, it would be a shame not to drink it now for its almost primal sense of gratification.”

A great complement to wild salmon. Also try with roasted duck, grilled lamb, mushrooms, and medium cheeses.

Rating:

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

Availability:

2007 vintage in a 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $23.99 a bottle, $129.55 a 1/2 case with a 10% half case discount, and $230.31 a case with a 20% full case discount. SKU#21393

2008 BV Coastal Estate Chardonnay

bv-coastal-estate-chardonnayThis wine has a creamy texture and round, succulent, juicy flavors, this vintage reveals ripe apple fruit combined with hints of green almond and pear in the finish.

From the winemaker – “Pale yellow-gold color. Bright citrus, grapefruit and green apple aromas. On the palate, the wine reveals ripe apple-peach fruit flavors balanced by a creamy, round texture and firm acidity on the finish. Medium full-bodied, with distinctive nutty-mineral flavors.”

This wine pairs nicely with rich seafood dishes, roast chicken or pasta with cream sauce.

Rating:

This wine has not been rated.

Availability:

2008 vintage in a 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $11.99 a bottle, on sale for $9.99 a bottle 08/08/2012 to 01/02/2014. SKU#36810

2008 Blackstone Sauvignon Blanc

2008 Blackstone Sauvignon BlancThis wine is a refreshingly crisp white wine that offers citrus and tropical fruit flavors with very aromatic notes of green chilies, grass, herbs, asparagus and gooseberries contributing to the bouquet.

From the winemaker – “It is a bright and fresh wine with excellent texture, acidity, and length. Leading with crisp citrus and apricot notes, this Sauvignon Blanc offers a rare, refreshing acidity.”

A perfect oyster wine, this Sauvignon Blanc is also delicious with many vegetarian dishes. Cheeses such as chevre and other fresh cheeses, Brie and other semi-soft cheeses, Swiss, Gouda and other mild, firm cheeses.

Rating:

This wine has not been rated.

Availability:

2008 vintage in a 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $11.99 a bottle, on sale for $9.99 a bottle 11/27/2010 to 12/31/2013. SKU#06133


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