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2012 Souverain Cabernet Sauvignon

 

Souverain-Cabernet-SauvignonFrom the Wine Maker – “This classic Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon offers rich, dark fruit aromas that lead to flavors of black cherry, black plum, anise and chocolate. The high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon creates a wonderful density and concentration to this wine along with well-structured tannins. On the palate, hints of brown baking spice meld with the dark fruit and polished tannins. The finish is long with hints of sweet fruit.”

Rating:

This wine was previously 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 $14.99 a bottle, on sale for $12.99 a bottle 01/01/2015 to 12/31/2015. SKU#25820

2012 Gascon Malbec

Don Miguel Gascón Malbec hails from Mendoza, a mountainous province at the foot of the Andes Mountains, along the western edge of Argentina. Regarded as the most important wine-producing province in Argentina, Mendoza accounts for more than 80% of Argentine winemaking.

By selecting grapes from vineyards at varying elevations throughout Mendoza’s high valleys, winemakers achieve superb balance in the finished wine. The high altitude places the vineyards under intense sunlight, which translates into fruit with extraordinary flavor and aromatic expressions.

From the winemaker – “Our 2012 Malbec opens with intense aromas of blackberry, plum and a hint of mocha. Dark fruit flavors intertwine with notes of spice, licorice and chocolate to create a magnificent, full-bodied Malbec. Round tannins and a plush mouthfeel lead the way to a long, velvety finish.”

Gascón Malbec pairs well with grilled red meats, wild game, pasta dishes and chocolate molten dessert.

Rating:

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

Availability:

2012 vintage in a 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $14.99 a bottle, on sale for $12.99 a bottle 01/07/2014 to 12/31/2015. SKU#16907

2009 Chateau De La Huste Bordeaux

This blend of 90% Merlot – 10% Cabernet Franc was produced in France at the Chateau De La Huste family estate, owned by the Rulliers since 1860. The Chateau de la Huste’s vines are on one of the highest parts of Saillans. In old french, La Huste means the bump.

The grapes are picked by hand when they are fully ripe and put in baskets. Sorted minutely before and after full destemming. Fermentation in concrete tanks with built-in thermoregulation which guarantees better control of the fermentation process. Long vatting period (3 weeks) for a slow and gentle extraction of the phenolic agents. Malolactic fermentation in barrels. 12 to 15 months in new barrels (having matured 1 or 2 barches of wine). 20% of the barrels are replaced every year and toasting levels are selected for optimum enhancement of our wines’s fruit flavors.

Wine Spectator Review March 2012 Issue – “Subtle tobacco and roasted mesquite notes lead the way, followed by mulled plum and fig fruit and a fleshy but stylish finish that lets the fruit stretch out nicely.”

Great with rack or leg of lamb, lamb chops, roast pork, pork chops or tenderloin, or Parmigiano, Romano and other hard cheeses as well as cheddar and other savory, firm cheeses.

Rating:

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

Availability:

2009 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#24407

2010 Thorn-Clarke Shotfire Ridge Shiraz

Thorn-Clarke has been growing grapes in the Barossa Valley for six generations and has recently moved into winemaking with considerable success. The “Shotfire” range bridges the gap between its entry-level and top-flight wines and consistently represents excellent value.

From the winemaker – “Deep red colour, with a lifted and intense nose of blackberry fruit, sweet spice and dark chocolate. The palate is very rich and flavoursome with blackberry and plum fruit. In addition to the primary fruit characters there is plenty of complexity in this wine with spice and earthy notes. There is heaps of mouth filling flavour complemented by chalky tannins. There is great length of fruit as well.”

Serve with  rack of lamb, leg of lamb and lamb chops, pork spare ribs. Hard, savory cheeses like Parmigiano, Romano and Cheddar.

Rating:

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

Availability:

2010 vintage in a 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $17.99 a bottle, $97.15 a 1/2 case with a 10% half case discount, and $172.71 a case with a 20% full case discount. SKU#19643

2006 DaVinci Chianti

Well balanced and medium weight wine with flavors of ripe plums, cherries and red fruit. Lively with a soft mineral finish and round tannins that linger in a long peppery Finish. Lively, with plum, berry and a hint of milk chocolate on a simple, fruity palate. Delicious.

From the Wine Maker – “The Da Vinci Chianti is deep crimson in color with aromas of cherries and red fruit balanced by soft, round tannins.”

The wine is delicious paired with cold starters, pasta, cheeses. Also perfect as a wine by the glass.

Rating:

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

Availability:

2006 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#08164

2008 Thorn-Clarke Terra Barossa Shiraz

This wine is firm, wrapping its chewy tannins around a core of tobacco-accented cherry and spice flavors. Medium-body fruit jello candy, hollow mid-palate, shortish cocoa-chocolate fruity plum finish.

From the winemaker – “Deep red color. The wine is deep and rich smelling with dark fruits, plums and spice with some good oak. There is very rich fruit on the palate with plums, blackberry and sweet spice from the oak. The palate is vibrant and young with a flavorsome viscous mouthfeel which will develop complexity with time. There are some slightly chewy tannins which will soften with time and there is great length of fruit flavor.”

Amazing with a full range of fish, Calamari in tomato sauce, crab cakes, grilled fish like Halibut, Monkfish, Mahi mahi, Red Snapper, Salmon, Shark, Swordfish or Tilapia.

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 $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#21111

2009 Frescobaldi Tenuta Di Castiglioni

This great Italian offering is made up of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Sangiovese.

From the Wine Maker – “Tenuta di Castiglioni’s deep, opaque ruby-red, rimmed in purple, intrigues the eye. The nose is marked by appealing, fragrant fruit, with deep draughts of dark-fleshed fruit, such as wild blackberry, black cherry, plum, and strawberry, which shade into toastier notes of cocoa powder, roast espresso bean, tobacco leaf, vanilla, and cinnamon. Impressively full-bodied, the palate shows pleasurably warm, smooth, and well-rounded. Its tangy acidity and noble tannins, already well-integrated into the structure, contribute to its exemplary balance. Subtle fruit enlivens a lengthy, long-lingering finish.”

Ideal with game such as hare and boar, with roasted or sautéed beef, roast of pork, as well as with full-flavoured cheeses.

Rating:

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

Availability:

2009 vintage in a 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $28.99 a bottle, $156.55 a 1/2 case with a 10% half case discount, and $278.31 a case with a 20% full case discount. SKU#22265


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