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2015 Stags Leap Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Stags-Leap-Napa-Valley-Sauvignon-BlancStag’s Leap Wine Cellars began making Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc in the early 1980s. We combine estate-grown grapes with those purchased from a handful of skilled, fastidious farmers to create a wine that is complex, yet crisp and refreshing, and versatile with a wide range of dishes and occasions – from patio aperitif to elegant dinner party.

From the winemaker – “Inviting aromas of orange blossom, tangerine and a hint of grass. On the palate, the wine has bright citrus flavors with lingering fruit on the finish. The wine is refreshing with a nice weight and texture and the crisp acidity makes it a perfect food wine.”

Grilled oysters with mignonette sauce, grilled prosciutto-wrapped shrimp, fresh fish ceviche with cilantro

Rating:

This wine was given a 92 point rating by Wine Enthusiast.

 

2014 Chateau Ste Michelle Sauvignon Blanc

chateau-ste-michelle-sauvignon-blancThis wine is a blend of 89%Sauvignon Blanc, 11% Semillon grapes, giving it a very crisp and clean flavor. Yeasts specifically designated for Sauvignon Blanc were used to initiate the three-week fermentation and release varietal aromas. Sourced from vineyards throughout the Columbia Valley, including our Horse Heaven Vineyard.

From the Wine Maker– “Stainless steel fermentation makes this a crisp Sauvignon Blanc. The wine offers bright fruit character of melons and herbs. This wine is a favorite with oysters.”

Enjoy with a crab salad, smoked salmon,  or Oysters Au Gratin. Cheeses such as brie, swiss or gouda.

Rating:

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

Availability:

2014 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#36680

2011 Whitehall Lane Sauvignon Blanc

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This 2011 wine follows Whitehall Lane’s style of a fruit forward and crisp Sauvignon Blanc. 70% of the fruit was fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks and 30% in new French oak barrels. The barrel-fermented portion was aged for only seven weeks. Utilizing both tank and barrels for fermenting accentuates the crisp fruit flavors and layers of complexity. 12% Semillon was blended in for enhanced sweet, round flavors and mouth-feel.

From the winemaker – “This is a refreshing wine with aromas of grapefruit, lemon grass and just a hint of toasty oak. It is light to medium bodied and delivers rich and mouth-watering citrus flavors, excellent balance and a clean finish.”

Great with lobster, crab, shrimp, spicy or cajun flavored shrimp, scallops with light to medium sauces. Cobb, chef, pasta, shrimp, lemon-herb and Caesar salads.

Rating:

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

Availability:

2011 vintage in a 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $18.99 a bottle, $102.55 a 1/2 case with a 10% half case discount, and $182.31 a case with a 20% full case discount. SKU#13226

2012 Groth Sauvignon Blanc

grtoh-sauvignon-blancAll of the Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon was whole cluster pressed. Whole cluster pressing gives us juice of incredibly high fruitiness and softness. After pressing and settling, 70% of the juice was moved to small oak barrels where it was put through a long, cool fermentation. Within two weeks, the wine fermented to dryness and the wines were allowed to age “sur lie” for a total of five months in the small oak barrels. These barrels are experienced (4-8 years old) and completely inert. This pressing, fermentation and aging program adds rich complexity to the aromas and flavors.

From the winemaker – “Our 2012 Sauvignon Blanc was produced from grapes grown in various microclimates of the Napa Valley. The warmer Napa Valley microclimates give us grapes that result in wines with a lush, full melon/citrus character in the aroma and in the flavor. The cooler Napa Valley fruit provides a solid, crisp backbone that gives the wine an exciting liveliness that balances the rich creaminess from “sur lie” aging.

Rating:

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

Availability:

2012 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#15677

2013 Twomey Sauvignon Blanc

Twomey-Sauvignon-BlancFrom the Wine Maker – “Our 2013 Sauvignon Blanc beautifully combines citrus, pear and green apple characters in a complex and balanced expression of this exciting varietal. It has a light straw color and a nose of grapefruit rind, juniper berry, star fruit, green apple, pear and elderberry flower. It has a juicy, fruit-sweet attack with notes of honey and citrus on the palate. The wine has a long, lingering, fresh fruit finish.”

Enjoy with a crab salad, smoked salmon,  or Oysters Au Gratin. Cheeses such as brie, swiss or gouda.

Rating:

This wine was given a 90 point rating by Wine Enthusiast.

Availability:

2013 vintage in a 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $24.99 a bottle, on sale for $21.99 a bottle 09/12/2011 to 12/31/2013. SKU#23527

2013 Coppola Diamond Chardonnay

Coppola-Diamond-ChardonnayThe Chardonnay grapes come from two distinct vineyards in Monterey: one near the Gabilan mountain range where the sandy loam soils result in a higher degree of flavor concentration; the other in the Arroyo Seco, where the temperatures remain relatively  cool and the fruit maintains a crisp acidity. When they blend the wine from these two vineyards together they achieve lovely balance and greater complexity.

From the Wine Maker – “Our Chardonnay reflects the distinctive personality of Monterey vineyards, which give rise to juicy apple, guava and melon flavors.  Whole-cluster pressing and a combination of barrel and stainless steel fermentation ensures that the creamy texture and caramelized sugar finish is balanced by a crisp acidity. Bright and balanced, highlighted by juicy apple, cantaloupe and pear flavors enveloped in a crème brûlée finish.”

This wine pairs nicely with rich seafood dishes, roast chicken or pasta with cream sauce.

Rating:

This wine was previously given a 84 point rating by Wine Spectator.

Availability:

2011 vintage in a 750 ml –Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $16.99 a bottle, $91.75 a 1/2 case with a 10% half case discount, and $163.11 a case with a 20% full case discount. SKU#12667

2011 District 7 Sauvignon Blanc

The grapes for our Sauvignon Blanc were sourced from two of our estate vineyards in the prime growing area of District 7. This vibrant wine delivers a lively array of melon, passion fruit and citrus flavors, finishing with a refreshing, crisp acidity.

From the winemaker – “A lively array of melon, passion fruit and citrus flavors glide across the palate. This is a vibrant wine that finishes with a refreshing, crisp acidity. Our District 7 Sauvignon Blanc makes a lovely apéritif or as an accompaniment with simple seafood, herbal- prepared white meat dishes, and spicy, ethnic cuisines.

Enjoy with a crab salad, smoked salmon,  or Oysters Au Gratin. Cheeses such as brie, swiss or gouda.

Rating:

This wine has not been rated.

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#28662


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