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2007 Rienzi 60/40 Red Blend

Tasting a  glass of wine is like experiencing the True Italian Way of Life…  This is the belief that Rienzi Wine Import, LLC applies in choosing its  wines. The company wants to take all wine aficionados on a special  voyage, that of discovering the “Bel Paese” and its regions, towns and  wineries. Behind each ridge, each cove and hills a new taste and flavor  awaits those who like to discover Italy’s best kept secrets: its wines.

From the winemaker – “Mike Rienzi has blended two of Italy’s best red grapes to produce 60/40, one of Italy’s newest and very best wines: 75% Anglianico grape, the next hot Italian red grape from the beautiful Vulture of Basilicata and 25% Sangiovese grape, the famous grape of Tuscany where Brunello and Chianti are made. 60/40 is aged in oak for 12 months to a velvety smoothness and is a wonderful full bodied wine that is truly distinctive and unique.”

Enjoy with beef, duck or veal dishes or a bleu cheese.

Rating:

This wine has not been rated.

Availability:

2007 vintage in a 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $11.99 a bottle, on sale for $9.99 a bottle 12/31/2014 to 12/31/2015. SKU#29308

2013 Cakebread Cellars Sauvignon Blanc

Cakebread-Cellars-Sauvignon-BlancWe source Sauvignon Blanc grapes from throughout Napa Valley,  with over a third of the total coming from our estate vineyards in Rutherford, Calistoga,  Carneros and southeastern Napa.  The wonderful  fruit from these sites enables us to produce a full-bodied, crisp and complex  Sauvignon Blanc boasting distinctive varietal character and a delectably zestiness.   In 2012, a superb white wine vintage in  Napa Valley, we blended 87% Sauvignon Blanc with 9% Semillon (to enrich the wine’s  mid-palate and soften its acidity) and 4% Sauvignon Musqué, an aromatic clone of Sauvignon Blanc that adds a  bright, floral note to the bouquet.

From the Wine Maker – “Because of the stability of our grape sources and constancy of our winemaking regimen, our sauvignon blanc displays a consistent style from year to year. The 2013 vintage boasts characteristically fresh, pure and complex white grapefruit, guava, green apple, honeydew melon and mineral aromas. It’s concentrated; guava, gooseberry and melon flavors persist into a long, lively finish boasting bright citrus, light spice and mouth-watering mineral tones. Enjoy this beauty over the next 3-5 years with your favorite salad, seafood, poultry and veggie dishes.”

A perfect oyster wine, this Sauvignon Blanc is also 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 a 88 point rating by Wine Spectator.

Availability:

2013 vintage in a 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $34.99 a bottle, $188.95 a 1/2 case with a 10% half case discount, and $335.91 a case with a 20% full case discount. SKU#06728

2010 Cantina Zaccagnini Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOC

Cantina-Zaccagnini-Montepulciano-dAbruzzo-DOCThis Montepulciano d’Abruzzo From Montepulciano  d’Abruzzo grapes. Fermentation with the skins by temperature control in stainless steel tanks. Aging in oak barrels for 6 months. Another 3 months refining in bottle.

From the winemaker – “Intense ruby red colour with violet nuances; intense, characteristic bouquet of the primary grape aromas; fruity component, full-bodied and robust, well-balanced with tannin and oak features.”

Enjoy with beef, duck or veal dishes or a bleu cheese.

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 $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#07338

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

2011 Banfi Chianti Superiore

Celebrating the best Tuscan tradition Banfi offers a family of Chianti wines varied and complementary, unique in its style. Banfi Chianti Superiore, crafted to the meticulous profile of our estate, is pleasingly smooth and satisfying with its clean and distinctive flavours.

From the Wine Maker – “Intense ruby red color.  Fresh and fruity hints on the nose, well-integrated in a round structure and full body.  The lively acidity is well-balanced with the rest of the structure. Ready to drink, pleasant and persistent.”

Ideal with grilled meat dishes, poultry or pasta.

Rating:

This wine was 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 $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#23978

2009 Conn Creek Herrick Red

Located on Napa Valley’s famed Silverado Trail in the Rutherford district, Conn Creek has built its reputation on its blending expertise, sourcing grapes from nearly all of Napa Valley’s diverse sub-appellations to create wines with layers of depth and complexity. Herrick Red celebrates this tradition with an intriguing blend of classic Bordeaux varieties and a hint of Syrah to spice things up. The result is a rich, flavorful, and satisfying wine.

From the winemaker – “Black Currant, tamarind, dark chocolate, Herbes de Provence and licorice aromas set the background for the full ripe berry and dark plum flavors. The medium bodied tannins provide structure and texture to the juicy, wild blackberry flavors. The finish suggests cocoa powder followed by generous measures of unctuous fruit, cinnamon and sage.”

Best paired with various roast dishes, Spanish stew, mushrooms and grilled meats. Blue fish, rice, short-and medium-cured cheeses.

Rating:

This wine was given a 83 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, on sale for $16.99 a bottle 11/07/2012 to 01/02/2014. SKU#26970

2008 Naked Earth Blanc Vin de Pays d’Oc

This organic white blend features rich tropical fruit flavors that also carry a lot of minerality. Fresh and lively, with a finish of golden raisin and spice. 30% Grenache Blanc, 30% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Chardonnay and 10% Viognier.

From the Wine Maker – “A clean, pale gold color, accented by the Chardonnay in the wine. The nose is floral and full, with scents of apricot and apple. On the palate Naked Earth Blanc is crisp upon entry, with immediate notes of lemon and grapefruit, moving into more flavors like vanilla and hibiscus flowers. It ends on a dry finish with gripping texture, coming from the wines’ generous minerality and balanced acidity.”

This wine is excellent with pasta in light wine sauce like lemon-flavored olive oil or spicy Asian noodles. It also goes well with caesar or green salads with light to medium dressings.

Rating:

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

Availability:

2008 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#19948


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