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2014 William Hill North Coast Chardonnay

William-Hill-North-Coast-ChardonnayTucked away near the Silverado Trail, just minutes from some of the world’s most renowned Chardonnay vineyards, William Hill Estate crafts luxury Chardonnay and red Bordeaux varietals with rich, expressive flavors. Winemaker Ralf Holdenried makes William Hill’s extraordinary collection of elegant wines to showcase the other side of Napa – the side that is off the beaten path.

From the Wine Maker – “Our William Hill Estate North Coast Chardonnay offers aromas and flavors of ripe tree fruit, underscored by hints of brown spice, citrus and tropical fruit. Hailing mostly from Sonoma and Solano, this well-integrated wine has excellent acidity and a creamy mouthfeel.”

Great with grilled poultry, roasted pork, sweet or spicy fruit chutney, and soft-ripening cheeses.

Rating:

This wine has not been rated.

 

2012 Dreaming Tree Central Coast Chardonnay

When Steve Reeder and Dave Matthews first met, they realized they had a few things in common, like a passion for making wine at least as strong as their passion for drinking it.

They set out into wine country, looking for a way to make quality wines accessible to everyone. Along the way, they found inspiration in the down-to-earth characters and unforgettable flavors that give the region its rare kind of charm.

From the Wine Maker – “The fruit jumps out of the glass and reminds you of roasted pear or baked apple pie. Big fruit and brown spices that are backed by a distinct Central Coast citrus note. The entry coats your mouth with these great flavors. Easy to enjoy, this wine will bring the coastal wine adventure right to your home.”

Grilled Shrimp and Pineapple with Dukka Dust

Serves 4-6 as an appetizer / 2-3 as a main course

Ingredients

  • 1 lb medium shrimp, cleaned and deveined
  • 1 pineapple, cut in 1 inch chunks similar to size of shrimp
  • 1 cup whole almonds
  • 3 tablespoons whole fennel seeds
  • 3 tablespoons ground coriander
  • 1 bunch fresh thyme, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon pepper

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Soak 8 – 12 skewers in water for 15 minutes if using wooden skewers. Metal skewers also work.
  3. Place the almonds in a single layer on an ungreased baking sheet and toast for 10 – 15 minutes or lightly browned. Coarsely chop. You can also buy roasted almonds and skip the oven toasting. The flavor will be slightly more intense.
  4. Place coriander and fennel seeds in a small sauté pan and toast over low heat until fragrant about 3 – 5 minutes.
  5. Crush the coriander and fennel seeds using a mortar and pestle, a coffee grinder or the bottom of a sauté pan on your cutting board. Place in a bowl.
  6. Add the thyme, salt and pepper to the coriander and fennel mixture to create dukka dust.
  7. Alternately thread 1 each of the shrimp and pineapple onto the skewers.
  8. Brush shrimp with olive oil to coat and sprinkle lightly with salt and grill on a medium flame until shrimp are opaque about 2 – 3 minutes per side.
  9. Sprinkle with dukka dust hot off the grill.

Notes

If you use a coffee grinder for crushing your spices, run a piece of dry bread through the grinder to remove any spice odors.

Rating:

This wine has not been rated.

Availability:

2012 vintage in a 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $14.99 a bottle, on sale for $11.99 a bottle 01/01/2015 to 12/31/2016. SKU#26900

2011 William Hill Bench Blend Chardonnay

William-Hill-Bench-Blend-ChardonnayTucked away near the Silverado Trail, just minutes from some of the world’s most renowned Chardonnay vineyards, William Hill Estate crafts luxury Chardonnay and red Bordeaux varietals with rich, expressive flavors. Winemaker Ralf Holdenried makes William Hill’s extraordinary collection of elegant wines to showcase the other side of Napa – the side that is off the beaten path.

From the Wine Maker – “Our William Hill Estate 2011 Napa Valley Chardonnay was made from a mix of grapes grown in the cool Carneros and warmer St. Helena AVAs. Ripe tree fruit and heady notes of baked apple are supported by layers of caramel, brown spice and toasted oak flavors. This wine has a rich palate and silky mouthfeel, with moderate sweetness and a long, lingering finish.”

This luscious yet balanced Chardonnay is a perfect complement to dinner with flavors of toasted oak, buttered popcorn, green apple, and citrus.

Rating:

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

Availability:

2011 vintage in a 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $29.99 a bottle, $161.95 a 1/2 case with a 10% half case discount, and $287.91 a case with a 20% full case discount. SKU#23310

2012 Apothic Red Winemaker’s Blend

apothic-redApothic is a true original. Named for a mysterious place, Apotheca, where vintners stored their most coveted concoctions in 13th century Europe, Apothic blends fuse Old World intrigue with modern sophistication. Winemaker Boyd Morrison lets the character and flavor of each varietal guide the shape of his wines. Apothic offers a portfolio of enchanting blends that are bold in style and taste.

From the winemaker – “In 2012, Apothic Red was crafted from a blend of primarily Zinfandel, Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. These varieties come together seamlessly for a fruit-driven wine with fresh dark fruit flavors and jammy red fruit notes. The Zinfandel offers bold dark fruit flavors and spicy notes, complemented by the soft mouthfeel of Merlot. The Syrah adds layers of smooth blueberry, while the Cabernet Sauvignon delivers ripe fruit flavors and a firm structure. This decadent blend is framed by hints of oak, vanilla, and mocha.

This bold vintage should be served with wild game meats like; squab, pigeon, dove, pheasant, venison (deer), buffalo, boar and ostrich. Hard, savory cheeses like Parmigiano, Romano and Cheddar.

Rating:

This wine has not been rated.

Availability:

2012 vintage in a 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $12.99 a bottle, on sale for $10.99 a bottle 01/01/2013 to 12/31/2014. SKU#23746

Beringer Sparkling White Zinfandel

White Zinfandel makes a great sparkler—its color is beautiful, and it has bright fruit flavors that are enlivened even more by the bubbles.

From the winemaker – “The nose has lovely floral notes that are reminiscent of the wonderfully refreshing Spumante’s of Italy, with citrus and strawberry fruit nuances. The palate begins with a nice, classic “mousse” mouthfeel, and strawberry, brown spice and citrus flavors interplay with a refreshing acidity that carries everything into a long, delicious finish.”

Serves well with medium bodied grilled fish or fish prepared in light to medium or rich and hearty sauces like swordfish, halibut, or mahi mahi. Fruits like strawberries, cherries, bananas, tropical
style fruits and melons.

Rating:

This wine has not been rated.

Availability:

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#7845

2010 Plowbuster Pinot Noir

Plowbuster is the second label of Pinot Noir, named for the soil these vines call home.  The earth is littered with bits of steel from several generations of plows,  Vine roots run so deep that irrigation is moot.  There are rocky red soils only a winemaker or a geologist could love.  An exceptional quality Pinot Noir, dark fruited, deep and earthy, and from a fantastic vintage for the Willamette Valley.

From the Wine Maker – “ Pure garnet in color with vibrant berry and brown spice on the nose. Dark cherry and cinnamon on the entry with a bright mid-palate that has classic pinot fine tannins and silky texture. Finishes nicely with a lilt of strawberry making it a wonderful match with game hens basted in quince sauce.”

Rating:

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

Availability:

2010 vintage in a 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $19.99 a bottle, $107.95 a 1/2 case with a 10% half case discount, and $191.91 a case with a 20% full case discount. SKU#28247


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