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2014 Ghost Pines Zinfandel

Ghost Pines knows no boundaries. Without the restriction of traditional winegrowing boundaries, the grapes for Ghost Pines wines are chosen from California’s best regions solely for their quality and flavor. This philosophy delivers wines of consistent quality and a distinct combination of richness, smoothness and balance that could never be mistaken for ordinary. Named for the indigenous Gray Pines dotting Northern California’s hillsides, Ghost Pines embodies the progressive spirit of California winemaking and inspires a sense of individuality.

From the Wine Maker – “Our Ghost Pines Zinfandel blends fruit from San Joaquin and Sonoma counties to accentuate the best of what each of these phenomenal Zinfandel-producing counties has to offer. The 2014 Zinfandel opens with rich, complex aromas of ripe raspberry jam, cracked pepper and toasty oak. On the palate, the wine offers intense, jammy flavors of black cherry, boysenberry, brown spice and cola framed by lush structure and a long, multi-layered finish.”

Try with roast, steak, hamburgers, beef ribs, brisket, Beef Wellington or beef jerky. Hard cheese like Parmigiano or Romano.

Rating:

This wine was given a 87 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

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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