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2012 Martin Ray Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Martin-Ray-Russian-River-Valley-Pinot-NoirThe 2012 vintage was widely acclaimed as one of the most ideal growing seasons during the last decade. Consistently moderate weather throughout the season yielded balanced chemistry in the grapes and a bountiful crop.

From the Wine Maker – “This is a classic Russian River Valley Pinot Noir with bright acidity and fresh fruit balance. mouth-watering aromas of strawberry, black cherry, toffee and Asian spices give way to a silky, juicy mouthful of cherry, cranberry and spice flavors. Long, delicious finish.”

Pair this vibrant, silky Pinot Noir with grilled salmon, mushroom risotto or creamy butternut squash soup.

Rating:

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

 

2013 Bogle Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel

Head-trained, dry farmed vines are prized for their production of small, concentrated clusters of grapes that produce incredibly rich and intense wines. For years, Bogle has sought out these gnarled old vines to create our Old Vine Zinfandel.

From the Wine Maker – “Vibrant, ripe notes of summer raspberry intoxicate the senses, enticing you to take a sip of this lively red zinfandel. Once on the palate, plush and round flavors of pomegranates meld with fresh cracked peppercorn, juniper and anise. Playful and serious at the same time, the mouth-coating tannins relax into a smooth and supple finish: long, lingering and full of enjoyment.”

This is a versatile wine to pair with everything from rich and unique dishes, to your favorite barbecue or weeknight take out! also great with Grilled Sausages with Caramelized Onions and Peppers, Tandoori Chicken or Gorgonzola Cheese.

Rating:

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

Availability:

2013 vintage in a 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $11.99 a bottle, $64.75 a 1/2 case with a 10% half case discount, and $115.11 a case with a 20% full case discount. SKU#12134

2007 St. Clement Merlot

Dense ruby-red in color, this wine explodes with fruit aromas of ripe black plum and black cherry together with hints of coffee and vanilla.

From the winemaker – “This Merlot opens with aromas of ripe raspberry and cassis. The palate follows through with bright flavors of cranberry and cherry and underlying clove with a smoky, oak finish. The grapes for this Merlot were fermented in a combination of open and closed top fermenters to maximize concentration and extraction in the final blend. Each lot was aged separately in 100 percent French oak (40 percent new) for 19 months before blending and bottling.”

This vintage should be served with soups that contain hearty vegetable stews, chicken stock with meats, hearty meat-based stews or meat stock with vegetables. Desserts, anything with chocolate!

Rating:

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

Availability:

2007 vintage in a 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $21.99 a bottle, $118.75 a 1/2 case with a 10% half case discount, and $211.11 a case with a 20% full case discount. SKU#24517

2009 Red Door Cellars Pinot Noir

Paired with a Duet of Chicken and Salmon, red wine sauce and Roasted Vegetables.

Andre’ — “Without sounding like a snob, this wine has a classic Burgundian nose. A touch of fruit followed by earth and dusty leather. OK I know , that reeks of “wine  snob” I apologize. Subtle on the palate at first, this wine develops nicely with big full flavors of cherry and peppercorn. Great acidity, and most importantly, Balance.

I think it rounds out the plate of chicken and salmon quite well, turning a duo into a trio. A sip of wine, a bite of fish, a sip of wine a bite of chicken  and so on. Each one complimenting the other and the sum being far greater than the parts I will leave the Menage a Trois jokes for another day.  If you want to give it a go at home this wine will pair well with any lighter meats or fish off the grill.”

From the winemaker:

“Layered aromas of cigar box, wild cherry marry with earthy notes. A structured palate continues with cherry and cranberry enveloped by developed oak characters. A beautifully balanced finish leaves lingering fruit and oak.”

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#24602

About the Chef:

Andre’ de Waal is the owner of Andre’s Restaurant &Wine Boutique in Newton NJ. For more information about Andre’ and his restaurant, visit www.andresrestaurant.com


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