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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.

 

2015 Carpineto Dogajolo Bianco

Carpineto-Dogajolo-BiancoFrom the Wine Maker – “The name Dogajolo was invented by Carpineto’s founders, derived from the Italian word doga, meaning “stave” — the narrow strips of wood used to form oak casks. A medium-bodied white with pleasant citrus aromas and flavors, Carpineto Dogajolo Bianco is a young, fresh wine with a balanced acidity and clean, delicate finish. Produced from estate-grown fruit from the Montepulciano estate, each varietal is vinified separately in stainless steel tanks. Medium in body with pleasant citrus fruit aromas and flavors, Dogajolo Bianco is a young, fresh white wine with a balanced acidity and clean, delicate finish.”

This white blend is made up of 40% Chardonnay, 30% Grechetto, and 30% Sauvignon Blanc.

Rating:

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

 

2010 Villa Maria Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Fruit for this wine was sourced from vineyards across the Marlborough region. A blend of fruit grown in the Wairau and Awatere Valleys spanning a range of different meso-climates were incorporated. Careful attention was paid to vine health to give the vine the best chance to optimise the season and develop strong, clean flavours.

From the Wine Maker – “This vibrant Sauvignon Blanc is bursting with a fruit-salad-bowl of flavours including ripe gooseberry, passionfruit, fresh citrus lime and exotic herbaceous aromas. The wine has an exciting palate with layers of juicy flavours, intensity and fullness, finishing with a refreshing crisp, clean and racy acidity. Enjoy this exuberant and delightful wine.”

This vintage is best served with salmon, tomato, green bean and potato salad.

Rating:

This wine was given a 90 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#10116

2012 Luke Donald Chardonnay

Luke-Donald-ChardonnayBorn and raised in England, professional golfer Luke Donald has an affinity for the great white Burgundies of France. This is the inspiration behind his Luke Donald Collection Carneros Chardonnay, a wine that reflects Luke’s passion for elegant, well-balanced Chardonnay. Luke Donald Collection wines have their origin in a longstanding friendship between top ranked pro golfer Luke Donald and fine wine professional Bill Terlato. Whether on the golf course of in the vineyard, both men share a similar passion for excellence. Luke plays an active role in crafting his wines; his personal involvement in the blending makes the wines original, unique and an expression of his own personality and style.

From the winemaker – Wonderful aromatic profile of pear, citrus blossom and a hint of caramel. Balanced acidity and great minerality. This wine has a long, bright finish with notes of vanilla, layered with pear, honey and a hint of caramel.”

This wine is best served with grilled or saute’ed pork chops, pork tenderloin, grilled or saute’ed veal, veal marsala, scallopine or roasted veal.

Rating:

This wine was given a 81 point rating by Wine Spectator.

Availability:

2012 vintage in a 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $26.99 a bottle, $161.94 a 1/2 case with a 10% half case discount, and $323.88 a case with a 20% full case discount. SKU#32789

2009 Castle Rock Chardonnay Russian River Valley

The Castle Rock Chardonnay is produced from grapes grown in the Russian River Valley, one of California’s most prestigious growing appellations. Here, the fog cooled climate and well-drained soils provide ideal growing conditions for grapes which produce some of the finest wines in the world.

From the Wine Maker – “This elegant Chardonnay is a concentrated wine, with pleasant depth and integration. Its flavors of pear, vanilla, citrus and spice slowly unfold on the palate, and its finish is harmonious.”

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 has not been rated.

Availability:

2009 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#26373

2013 Beringer Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley

Beringer-Sauvignon-Blanc-Napa-Valley

Beringer’s Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc is a quintessential expression of this beautiful varietal and the depth of flavors it can exhibit. Winemaker Laurie Hook chooses complementary lots from AVAs up and down the Valley to craft a wine that is a hallmark expression of Napa Valley terroir. Laurie sent all the fruit directly to the press, to protect the varietal’s delicate aromas and flavors. To maintain the unique qualities each vineyard can display. The majority of the wine was cold-fermented, to preserve the fresh, bright fruit and acidity that this varietal generously offers. A small portion of the blend was aged in seasoned French barrels for six months, to underscore the sweet fruit and spice components.

From the winemaker – “The 2013 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc is an enticing wine with aromas of bright citrus zest, gooseberry and notes of white flowers. Flavors of lemon and tangerine zest are complemented by a bright acidity and round mouthfeel.”

This Sauvignon Blanc is 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 was given an 88 point rating by Wine Spectator.

Availability:

2013 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#33350

2009 Chalone Vineyard Chardonnay

While the grapes for Chalone Vineyard Estate come from their high mountain estate, the grapes for the Monterey County wines come from distinct vineyards in the 75-mile long Salinas Valley, which begins in Monterey Bay and runs southeastward. Ancient volcanoes, active faults and tectonic plate movement created the Santa Lucia and Gavilan Mountain ranges, which flank the valley. The mountains form a wind tunnel, drawing cool ocean breezes off the Pacific Ocean into the valley. The cool air causes the vines to shut down and delays ripening of the grapes, leading to a longer growing season and hang time that results in intense fruit flavors. Soils in the valley are varied and include compositions of gravelly loam, sand, decomposed granite and limestone. This combination of well-drained soils, early morning fog, warm afternoon sun and cool ocean air make the region ideal.

From the Wine Maker – “In our Chardonnay, bright, fruit-focused flavors keep cadence with sweet essence of oak. Baked pear, Braeburn apple and sweet tangerine are accented by wafts of floral and nutmeg. Well-balanced, the fruit remains bright and crisp, complemented by just enough oak to lend structure and complexity.”

This wine’s versatility makes it pleasant for sipping as well as a perfect complement to sautéed scallops or stuffed chicken breast.

Rating:

This wine was given a 88 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#16109


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