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2014 Chateau St. Jean North Coast Chardonnay

Chateau St. Jean was built on a family’s dream to create a world-class winery in the heart of Sonoma. With its gracious style, elegant architecture, beautiful gardens and inviting tasting rooms, Chateau St. Jean has long been recognized as the quintessential Sonoma winery. Winemaker Margo Van Staaveren uses her more than 30 years of vineyard and winemaking expertise with Chateau St. Jean to highlight the best of each vineyard in the wines.

From the Wine Maker – “Chardonnay from North Coast of California. The nose has bright aromas of ripe apple, creamy lemon pie, warm vanilla and brown spice notes. The medium bodied soft palate is rich and supple with juicy fruit flavors of fresh nectarine, apple and pineapple. Pleasing notes of toasted hazelnut and subtle brown baking spice add complexity. The wine is well-balanced with a great core of fruit and bright acidity.”

This wine pairs nicely with raw and lightly cooked shellfish like crab and prawns, steamed or grilled fish, fish pâtés.

Rating:

This wine has not been rated.

 

2015 Alamos Chardonnay

alamos-chardonnayAlamos crafts quality wines from Argentina, offering the best of the country’s high altitude vineyards at an incredible value. Alamos grapes are grown at the foothills of the Andes Mountains at elevations of 3,000 to 6,000 feet, where intense sunlight,cool evening temperatures and mineral-rich irrigation from mountain snowmelt translate to bright aromatics and rich flavors.

From the winemaker – “The 2015 Alamos Chardonnay offers layered aromas and flavors of crisp green apple, peach and citrus blossom. On the full and round palate, flavors of pear and pineapple emerge, balanced by subtle notes of vanilla, butterscotch and sweet brown spice. A lingering finish is accented by clean acidity and citrus zest.”

This wine is best served with white meats, scallops, Hard cheeses, fish, chicken, BBQ.

Rating:

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

 

2013 Maison Louis Latour Andeche Chardonnay

Maison Louis Latour is one of the most innovative producers in Burgundy whilst maintaining its traditional image. With a view to expanding the business in 1979, the valley of the Ardèche river with its limestone-based soils was chosen as the ideal location to produce top-quality vin de pays Chardonnay. The wine is deliciously apple-fresh with crisp acidity and a smooth finish.

From the Wine Maker – “Golden yellow with green highlights, offering an aromatic bouquet of white flowers. Powerful and rounded with good length.”

Best with Appetizers such as; baked goat cheese, smoked fish or shellfish, oysters on the half-shell and escargots that are sautéed with garlic.

Rating:

This wine has not been rated.

 

2014 Banfi Centine Toscana White Wine

Our Centine takes its name from a 19th century farmhouse on the Castello Banfi vineyard estate. is rural Tuscan dwelling is noted for its many stone arches, called centine in Italian. Well balanced, Centine Bianco is notable for its rich aromatic expression and elegant structure.

From the Wine Maker – “Color: Brilliant yellow. Bouquet: Fruit-forward with varietal notes of pear, apricot, lime, and herbs. Taste: Dry and well-balanced with crisp acidity and lush fruit flavors.”

Ideal with white meats, grilled poultry, and entrée salads. Perfect also as an aperitif.

Rating:

This wine was given a 85 point rating by Wine Spectator.

 

Mionetto Prosecco Brut D.o.c

Prosecco is unusual in the world as it is almost always used to produce the sparking wine of the same name from Italy’s Veneto region. The wines tend to feature a light orchard fruit tone, recalling white peaches and pears, with bright acidity and light body. Many versions of Prosecco have a touch of sugar that adds fullness to the wine though there is a movement towards producing drier wines, particularly under the Cartizze denomination.

From the winemaker – “The Mionetto Prosecco Brut D.o.c has an intense fruity bouquet with a hint of golden apples. It is very dry, fresh, light in body and well-balanced.”

This wine is perfect alone as an aperitif or as a delightful complement to appetizers such as prosciutto or mild cheeses. Excellent as a base for Bellinis and other sparkling wine cocktails.

Rating:

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

 

2013 Ghost Pines Chardonnay

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From the Wine Maker – “Selected from three of California’s most recognized Chardonnay appellations, Sonoma, Monterey and Napa, our Ghost Pines Chardonnay offers expressive, fruit-forward characteristics. The artful combination of these three regions delivers baked apple, pear and lemon cream flavors, accented by an elegant finish of sweet vanilla.”

This wine is best served with Mahi Mahi, Salmon, Shark, Swordfish, and Tuna sautéed, grilled, roasted or baked with or without sauces. Semi-hard cheeses like mild Cheddar, Fontina, Jarlsberg, Swiss or Gouda, soft rind cheeses like Brie.

Rating:

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

 

2014 Chateau Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley Chardonnay

Chateau-Ste.-Michelle-Columbia-Valley-ChardonnayFrom the winemaker – “My goal with the Columbia Valley Chardonnay is to make it a pleasurable, food-friendly wine. This is a fresh, soft style of Chardonnay with bright apple and sweet citrus fruit character with subtle spice and oak nuances.”

Chateau Dungeness Crab Cakes

Yield: Makes 24
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

INGREDIENTS
1 lb. Fresh Dungeness Crab, pick through to remove bits of shell, and squeeze the liquid out 2 Tbs. fine diced apple 2 Tbs. fine diced red pepper, squeeze to remove liquid 2 Tbs. fine diced yellow pepper, squeeze to remove liquid 3 Tbs. minced red onion ¼ c. mayonnaise ¾ c. plus 2 Tbs. bread crumbs 1 Tbs. chopped fresh tarragon 3 Tbs. vegetable oil Washington apple slaw, recipe follows.
INSTRUCTIONS
Mix the first five ingredients in a small bowl.  Add chopped tarragon and mayonnaise, mixing until completely incorporated.  Add ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons of bread crumbs and mix thoroughly.  If the mixture doesn’t hold it’s shape, add a little more mayonnaise.  Divide into 24 equal portions and form into patties.  Chill for at least 30 minutes, then coat with remaining bread crumbs.

Heat a non-stick saute pan over medium heat, add oil, and place the crab cakes in the pan.  Cook until golden brown on each side, about 3-4 minutes.  Remove from the pan and place on heated serving plate.  Top each crab cake with some of the Washington apple slaw to serve.

Rating:

This wine was given a 86 point rating by Wine Spectator.

Availability:

2014 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#17670


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