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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.

 

2015 Alamos Torrontés

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Although Malbec and Mendoza are the best known names in Argentine winemaking, Torrontés is taking center stage a few hundred miles to the northwest, in the Cafayate region of Salta. It is believed that Argentina’s flagship white varietal was brought to the country by Spanish Jesuits in the 18th century. Torrontés is found in the world’s highest vineyards, resting at 5,000 to 6,000 feet above sea level in Argentina. The high altitude growing conditions translate beautifully to bright floral aromas and delightfully crisp acidity in our Alamos Torrontés wine.

From the winemaker – “A delightful expression of the high elevation Salta region, our Alamos Torrontés has bright floral aromas of orange and jasmine blossom. On the palate, this wine offers citrus and peach flavors that lead to a crisp finish.”

This wine pairs nicely with a wide variety of Thai foods because of its ability to temper the Thai dishes. Try pad kee mao (drunken noodles), masaman curry and beef noodle soup with this one.

Rating:

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

2008 Bodega Septima Chardonnay

Bodega Septima is a Mendoza, Argentina based winery. The stated goal of Bodega Septima is to produce wines that take into account both Argentine tradition and modern global techniques. The 2008 Bodega Septima Chardonnay is produced from grapes in their Luján de Cuyo vineyard; 3,900 feet above sea level. This offering is 100% Chardonnay. This wine was aged in a combination of French and American oak barrels.

From the winemaker – “Fresh, fruity and very complex. Intense green apple notes and tropical touch fruits. Elegant and subtle. It presents a soft and fruity impact that turns buttery on the palate. Its balance between acidity and alcohol ive a great distinction and an attractive finish in mouth.”

This Chardonnay is an excellent accompaniment for fish, poultry and lightly sauced entrees.

Rating:

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

Availability:

2008 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#19253

2009 Bodega Tamari Reserva Torrontés

“Bodega TAMARI,” in the Huarpe language of the indigenous people of the Mendoza region, means to do everything with passion. Bodega TAMARI is a wine that you can get passionate about.

From the Wine Maker – “Tamari Torrontés is a white wine that comes from the Fatima Valley in La Rioja, Argentina. Here, the climate is well-balanced between warm daytime temperatures and cool nighttime temperatures bringing out the finest qualities of the Torrontés varietal. The vineyard is at an altitude of 1,000 meters and contains medium deepness, sandy soil with good drainage. Tamari 2009 Torrontés is an intense white wine with an aroma of roses, tangerines, and tropical fruit along with notes of hazelnut, vanilla and cinnamon.”

Try this fruity and floral wine with semi ripe cheeses or seafood like trout, sea bass, swordfish, oysters, scallops or crab. It’s also a great food match for meats like chicken, veal, partridge, turkey as well as cold meats like salami and ham. Anything made from corn with spices and herbs such as basil, curry and mustard will also be perfect for Tamari Torrontés.

Rating:

This wine was given a 81 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#19094

2010 La Yunta Torrontés Mendoza

The Torrontés grape was first brought to Argentina in the late 1800’s by Spanish immigrants. While most Argentine Torrontés is produced in La Salta, we prefer it from La Rioja. The region’s more moderate climate produces a Torrontés that is much more “focused” on the palate and considerably drier than most.

From the Wine Maker – “Notably aromatic of green melon and white peach. It has balanced citrus flavor with a touch of French oak to provide a crisp yet lingering finish.”

It is a wonderful as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to seafood and poultry dishes.

Rating:

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

Availability:

2010 vintage in a 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $9.99 a bottle, $53.95 a 1/2 case with a 10% half case discount, and $95.91 a case with a 20% full case discount. SKU#20778


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