Archive for the 'Pinot Noir' Category

2014 Primarius Pinot Noir

Primarius Pinot Nior represents Oregon’s finest cool climate regions and are a true reflection of the state’s most famed varietal, Pinot Noir. Made up of 95% Pinot Noir and 5% Syrah.

From the Wine Maker – “This Pinot Noir is a blend of all of our vineyard sources throughout Oregon and is representative of one of Oregon’s great vintages. Aromatics suggest brambly cane berries and Bing cherries accented by some subtle notes of cinnamon and clove. The palate carries these aromas on and compliments them with lively acidity and just a hint of oak sweetness. The mouthfeel is round and pleasant and yields some further depth suggesting Morello cherries and nutmeg. The finish lingers with soft, silky tannins and leaves an aftertaste of sweet red and black fruits and Christmas spice.”

This wine pairs nicely with roast pork, pork chops, pork tenderloin, ham or mild sausage. Mild, firm cheeses like Swiss or Gouda.  Hard cheeses like Parmigiano or Romano and savory cheese like Cheddar.

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

 

2013 William Hill Centrial Coast Pinot Noir

william-hill-centrial-coast-pinot-noirWith roots deeply anchored in the Napa Valley, William Hill Estate crafts luxury Chardonnay and Bordeaux varietal wines from the undiscovered vineyards of California’s most celebrated regions. Beginning with William Hill Estate’s 140-acre benchland vineyard near the Silverado Trail, Winemaker Mark Williams turns to the hidden corners of southern Napa, the North Coast and the Central Coast to create a unique collection of rich, expressive wines.

From the winemaker – “Deep and rich, our William Hill Central Coast Pinot Noir opens with aromas of black cherry, toasted oak spice and lavender. On the palate, enjoy ripe flavors of raspberry and boysenberry. A firm acidity and smooth mouthfeel lead to a lingering finish.”

Pairs well with cornish game hens, duck or turkey prepared in rich, hearty or heavy sauces or hard cheeses like Parmigiano or Romano and firm cheeses like Cheddar.

Rating:

This wine was given a 86 point rating by Wine Spectator.

McManis Pinot Noir

mcmanis-pinot-noirFrom the Wine Maker – “The McManis Family Vineyards Pinot Noir is light purple in color with a lustrous hue. Fresh Cherry, Strawberry and Raspberry flavors are perceptible as the round silky wine passes through the mouth. Vanilla undertones, lent to the wine from oak aging, are perceptible in the clean, but supple finish. Ripe Strawberry, Cherry and Raspberry aromas are joined by a cream and Vanilla bouquet.”

Try this great wine with Roast beef, steak, brisket, meatloaf, hamburgers, Beef Bourguignon or beef prepared with a mushroom sauce.

Rating:

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

Awards:

Gold Class Champion 2016 Houston Rodeo International Wine Competition Silver Medal 2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition.

 

2013 667 Pinot Noir

One of the newer French “Dijon” clones, 667 is best known for having much deeper color and more tannin than typical Pinot Noir, resulting in wines with great structure and black fruit flavors with spicy notes. We blend it with a small amount of other clones like 115, which doesn’t have as much structure but has extraordinary aromatics and enhances the nose.

Because the 667 Pinot Noir clone is naturally tannic and concentrated, winemaker James Ewart adopts careful vinification techniques to bring out its best. He cold soaks the crushed grapes (called “must”) for two to three days, using gentle pump-overs to bring out the color and flavor without extracting any bitter seed tannins. He also ferments it at cooler temperatures to lock in that deep color and flavor profile. In fact, he says, “I treat it more like a white wine.” After fermentation and aging in a combination of French and American oak, he blends in a few lots of additional clones that add specific aromatic qualities to the finished wine. This gentle care results in a balanced, cool-climate Pinot Noir that showcases clone 667’s concentrated flavors and supple tannins.

From the Wine Maker – “Noble Vines 667 Pinot Noir exhibits appealing aromas of black cherry, earth and a touch of vanilla. Plush tannins and balanced acidity support core flavors of ripe Bing cherry, bittersweet cocoa powder, and delicate hints of sage.”

667 Pinot Noir can be enjoyed on its own or with poached salmon, veal Parmesan, or grilled lamb.

Rating:

This wine has not been rated.

 

2012 Martin Ray Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

Martin-Ray-Russian-River-Valley-Pinot-NoirThe 2012 vintage was widely acclaimed as one of the most ideal growing seasons during the last decade. Consistently moderate weather throughout the season yielded balanced chemistry in the grapes and a bountiful crop.

From the Wine Maker – “This is a classic Russian River Valley Pinot Noir with bright acidity and fresh fruit balance. mouth-watering aromas of strawberry, black cherry, toffee and Asian spices give way to a silky, juicy mouthful of cherry, cranberry and spice flavors. Long, delicious finish.”

Pair this vibrant, silky Pinot Noir with grilled salmon, mushroom risotto or creamy butternut squash soup.

Rating:

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

 

2010 Gallo Signature Series Pinot Noir

Gallo-Signature-Series-Pinot-NoirThe Gallo Signature Series honors the journey the Gallo family started in 1933, and it celebrates how far the family has come. With some of California’s best grapes at her fingertips, third-generation winemaker Gina Gallo, has created three distinct wines that could only be crafted from the Gallo family’s unique combination of vineyards. For Gina, the Gallo Signature Series expresses her family’s passion for great vineyards and great wine, and it reflects the best the Gallo Winery has to offer. The Gallo Signature Series marks a return to hands-on, artisanal winemaking for Gina, and it brings to life the enduring legacy of Ernest and Julio Gallo.

From the Wine Maker – “Offers a luxurious experience of the senses with aromas of lavender and dark cherries, supported by spicy notes of toasted oak. Rich flavors of boysenberry, blackberry, cassis and vanilla meld into a soft, silky mouthfeel.”

A wonderful match for simply prepared ultra-fresh Pacific salmon, Portugese-style goat cheeses, raw-milk blue cheeses, or any number of cheeses from Sonoma dairies.

Rating:

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

Availability:

2010 vintage in a 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $32.99 a bottle, on sale for $29.99 a bottle 01/01/2014 to 12/31/2014. SKU#27077

2010 Alta Luna Pinot Nior

Alta Luna (“High Moon”) Pinot Noir represents the finest selection of Pinot Noir grapes from prime vineyard sites situated in the foothills of Italy’s Dolomite Alps. This region provides the perfect conditions for producing some of the best quality Pinot Noir grapes in the world. Our winemakers have crafted a singular wine that exudes a seductive bouquet and a rich, silky palate.

From the Wine Maker – “This wine has a bouquet showing cherry, plum and berry aromas mingle with notes of spice and tobacco. Soft, supple tannins and refreshing acidity are beautifully balanced by ripe cherry fruit flavors on the palate. Dry, harmonious and elegant.”

A delicious match with tuna, salmon, chicken or turkey and grilled meats.

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 $12.99 a bottle, on sale for $10.99 a bottle 01/01/2014 to 01/01/2015. SKU#26857


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