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2009 Avalon Merlot

Packed with deep, dark berry fruit and nuanced hints of cocoa, herb and earth with a soft structure, this Merlot is made from 88% Merlot, 6% Syrah, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 1% Petite Verdot.

From the winemaker – “Our 2009 Merlot shows its depth with a rich garnet color. Aromas of juicy boysenberries and cherry pie fill the glass. Crème brulee and brown sugar notes from oak aging compliment the ripe berry aromas. Mountain fruit characteristics show in the intensity of the fruit flavors. The entry enjoys sweet notes of raspberry and cherry with a finish of jammy boysenberry preserves. The oak notes of chocolate and wood smoke pair with and compliment the rich fruit layers. Refined tannins support this balanced wine that doesn’t show the typical alcohol component found in many Merlots. As the wine develops in the glass, one may enjoy ongoing berry notes, a touch of allspice evolving in the middle, while the wine continues to lengthen on the finish. Smooth, silky and profound berry flavors confirm this wine’s birthplace as Napa Valley.”

This vintage pairs nicely with rack or leg of lamb, lamb chops, roast pork, pork chops or tenderloin, veal with heartier vegetable and/or bean sauces or mushroom and/or wine sauces. Cheeses like Parmigiano, Romano and other hard cheeses as well as cheddar and other savory, firm cheeses.

Rating:

This wine has not been rated.

Availability:

2009 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#24279

2010 Black Stallion Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Black-Stallion-Napa-Valley-Cabernet-SauvignonLocated on the grounds of a historic equestrian center, Black Stallion Winery is the latest addition to the distinguished collection of wineries in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley. Each of the varietals we produce is handcrafted and carefully blended from small vineyard lots. Each lot is fermented and aged separately in our cellar until just prior to bottling when we carefully blend these lots together to achieve wines of balance with layers of complex flavors.

From the Wine Maker – “This Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of blackberry, brown sugar, tobacco, cedar and violet. Flavors on the palate show black cherry, baking spice and cocoa with finely structured tannins and a long, lingering finish.”

Great with beef, duck or veal dishes or a bleu cheese. Other flavors that go well with this bottle are dark chocolate, mustard, paprika, rosemary, thyme, cloves, ginger and nutmeg.

Rating:

This wine has not been rated.

Availability:

2010 vintage in a 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $25.99 a bottle, $140.35 a 1/2 case with a 10% half case discount, and $245.50 a case with a 20% full case discount. SKU#26655

2010 Y3 Chardonnay

Y3-ChardonnayThe Chardonnay from this 2010 vintage has vibrant acidity and fruit flavors. The stylistic intent (scarcely 10% malolactic fermentation) reflects the clean acidity and finesse that you would expect from an excellent food friendly wine.

From the Wine Maker – “Y3. Or as you may ask, why not? After all, the beauty of this wine runs far deeper than the label. Celebrating three generations of land-tilling, wine-loving Jacksons, siblings Kimberly and Trent are proud to present Y3, a wine as special as the memories of their grandparents at Yarrayne Ranch.

In our humble wine-obsessed opinion, many Napa Valley Chardonnays tend to be over-styled with excessive butter and oak. But as the Jackson siblings know (through lots of “testing”), an outstanding Chardonnay owes its success to outstanding fruit, not a heavy style. We think you’ll agree.

Aromas of rich, bright fruit dominate the nose with layers of ripe green apple, pineapple, peaches and brown sugar. The palate reveals a soft and elegant structure with beautiful lines and precise finesse.”

This Chardonnay is an excellent accompaniment for fish, poultry and lightly sauced entrees. Cream style cheeses such as; cottage or goat cheese, semi-hard cheeses like Fontina, Jarlsberg, Swiss or Gouda.

Rating:

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

Availability:

2010 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#29585

2009 Charles Krug Carneros Chardonnay

From the winemaker – “The first hint of pear nectar in our Chardonnay expands to aromas of brown sugar and butterscotch then segues into flavors of lemon zest, guava and chewy apricot. Firm, mineral undertones embrace crisp, alive acidity for a finely balanced and elegant wine.

2009 started as an ideal growing season but overall rainfall was still below average. Summer weather held mild and steady. October brought a pair of strong storms that dumped enough rain to worry growers. The white fruit, picked before the storms, had bright acid and great flavor concentration. In spite of October’s surprise weather that required fast and furious picking of reds, all signs point to an excellent vintage.”

Rating:

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

Availability:

2009 vintage in a 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $20.99 a bottle, $113.35 a 1/2 case with a 10% half case discount, and $201.51 a case with a 20% full case discount. SKU#09168

2008 TAIT The Ball Buster

2008 TAIT The Ball BusterThis wine is Soft, velvety and generous with its tobacco-accented plum and brown sugar flavors, lingering on the supple, spicy finish. It is a blend of 77% Shiraz, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 12% Merlot.

From the winemaker – “Deep Black Purple. Intense aromas of blackcurrant, stewed plums, cherry, and chocolate. Full-bodied berry palate with a sweet long-lasting finish.”

This wine pairs nicely with Wild game meats like; squab, pigeon, dove, pheasant, venison (deer), buffalo, boar and ostrich or Hard, savory cheeses like Parmigiano, Romano and Cheddar.

Rating:

This wine was given a 86 point rating by Wine Spectator and a 91 point rating by The Wine Advocate.

Availability:

2008 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#19916


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