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Mionetto Prosecco Brut D.o.c

Prosecco is unusual in the world as it is almost always used to produce the sparking wine of the same name from Italy’s Veneto region. The wines tend to feature a light orchard fruit tone, recalling white peaches and pears, with bright acidity and light body. Many versions of Prosecco have a touch of sugar that adds fullness to the wine though there is a movement towards producing drier wines, particularly under the Cartizze denomination.

From the winemaker – “The Mionetto Prosecco Brut D.o.c has an intense fruity bouquet with a hint of golden apples. It is very dry, fresh, light in body and well-balanced.”

This wine is perfect alone as an aperitif or as a delightful complement to appetizers such as prosciutto or mild cheeses. Excellent as a base for Bellinis and other sparkling wine cocktails.

Rating:

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

 

2011 BackHouse Pinot Grigio

back-house-pinot-grigioIn 1994, Roy and Rachael Cecchetti purchased a two and a half-acre parcel in the Sonoma Valley, one mile east of the Plaza. On that parcel, situated next to the grand willow tree and the natural spring fed pond, was an old backhouse. Through some research of the property, it was discovered that the old backhouse was once home to vintners, writers, artists and those who craved the solitude and enjoyment of nature. Backhouse wines were created to bring these memories back to life for a new generation.

From the Wine Maker – “pale straw in color with complex flavors of fruits and herbs. Round and full, this wine can be enjoyed with a variety of foods such as salads and poultry dishes.”

Try with Shellfish like scallops, clams, mussels or raw oysters.  Also shrimp with any Thai or spicy Asian sauces.

Rating:

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

Availability:

2011 vintage in a 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $7.99 a bottle, $43.15 a 1/2 case with a 10% half case discount, and $76.71 a case with a 20% full case discount. SKU#25933

2011 Bigi Orvieto Classico Dry White Wine

Bigi-Orvieto-Classico-Dry-White-WineProduced from various vineyard sites throughout the Orvieto production area. The town is situated on top of a long mass of tufa rock rendering a clayey soil. Using the spurred cordon and guyot training methods, the planting density ranges from 3500 – 4000 vines/hectare. All the vineyards benefit from southwestern exposures with an average elevation of 300 meters above sea level.

From the Wine Maker – “The signature wine of Orvieto, this wine is produced from hilly vineyards in the Classic DOC zone, enjoying clayey soil and southwest exposure. Fermented and aged in stainless steel, this wine offers a floral bouquet of hawthorn blossom with hints of musk and almond. Dry and full-bodied on the palate, Bigi Orvieto Classico has a lively flavor with a unique aftertaste of white peaches and bitter almonds.

The wine is the perfect complement to hors d’oeuvres, fish, shellfish, and egg dishes.

Rating:

This wine was previously given a 80 point rating by Wine Spectator.

Availability:

2011 vintage 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#10928

2011 Santa Carolina Reserva Sauvignon Blanc

Wine Spectator – June 2011. This great chilean wine offers a slightly riper edge, with lemon zest and kiwifruit notes backed by honeysuckle and straw on the finish. Modest length. Drink now.

From the winemaker – “Pale sunny yellow in color. On the nose, dry citrus, orange blossom and hints of tropical fruits. The palate is round with smooth acidity and lingering finish.

Ideal with ceviche or Thai chicken.

Rating:

This wine was previously given a 85 point rating by Wine Spectator.

Availability:

2011 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#16333

2010 Umberto Cesari Colle Del Re Dry White Wine

With the 1987 vintage, Albana di Romagna became Italy’s first white D.O.C.G. wine. Very few wines met the new D.O.C.G. standards, but Umberto Cesari is ranked at the very top. Albana is named for the straw-yellow colored hair of Princess Albana, daughter of a Roman Emperor. Albana di Romagna can be made sweet or dry, still or Frizzante. The “Colle del Re” of Umberto Cesari is made in a dry, elegant style that is best enjoyed in its youth. This wine is from a single vineyard plot and is estate grown and bottled.

From the winemaker – “This wine is straw-colored with a delicate scent and an elegant, dry, fruity taste. The finish is smooth with a touch of almonds. Albana di Romagna is a very distinctive wine.

This wine goes well with seafood or poultry, as well as stuffed pastas in cream or butter sauces, such as Tortellini, Agnolotti or Cappelletti.

Rating:

This wine was previously given a 79 point rating by Wine Spectator.

Availability:

2010 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#12602

2009 Skyleaf Riesling Waipara Valley

Riesling that tastes like Riesling.  This one is cool, crisp, dry– it’s a wonderful wine to have on hand for outside partying in the summer months.

From the Wine Maker – “The Skyleaf Riesling has a pale yellow/green color and apple, melon, honey and lifted wine flowers on the nose. The palate is crisp Waipara acidity softened with enough fruit sweetness to make the wine soft and inviting while still having structure.”

Best paired with seafood like, grilled or sautéed abalone, fried calamari, clams steamed, boiled or in a cream or white wine sauce, crab, lobster grilled, steamed or boiled, lobster Newberg or Thermidor, mussels steamed or in white wine sauce, oysters poached or grilled on the half-shell, Oysters Rockefeller, shrimp fried or grilled, scallops fried or grilled and deep-fried soft-shell crab.

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 $8.99 a bottle, $48.55 a 1/2 case with a 10% half case discount, and $86.31 a case with a 20% full case discount. SKU#23919


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