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2013 Alamos Malbec

Alamos-MalbecThis wine has a full structure and a long, lingering finish. It has a spice and vanilla oak characteristic to it with floral notes which makes it a very drinkable wine now, or for years to come.

From the winemaker – “A classically Argentine wine, our Alamos Malbec blends the deeply concentrated plum flavors of the country’s signature variety – Malbec – with small portions of Syrah and Bonarda to add dark cherry and blackberry flavors. Well-integrated hints of brown spice and vanilla contribute layers of complexity.”

This wine pairs nicely with Chicken wings, barbecue, pate’s like chicken, duck or veal liver. It also goes with Hard cheeses like Asiago, Parmesan and Romano or semi-hard cheeses like Cheddar, Fontina, Gouda or Swiss.

Rating:

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

Availability:

2013 vintage in a 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $10.99 a bottle, $59.35 a 1/2 case with a 10% half case discount, and $105.51 a case with a 20% full case discount. SKU#07411

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

2002 Terra Unica Reserva

This Spanish Reserva is 70% Tempranillo; 30% Monastrell with a slightly aged reddish hue. Pronounced tart cherry and sweet dark fruit with a slight hint of spices mark this bottle’s bouquet.

The palate is juicy, slightly sweet with smooth mature tannins and integrated fruit and tart cherry highlights. It is lighter in body with fleeting flavors.

Great with cold cut meats, bacon, pancetta, prosciutto, salami, Andouille or chorizo sausage or mild blue cheese like Gorgonzola or Maytag, Goat Cheese, hard cheeses like, Asiago, Parmesan or Reggiano, semi-hard cheeses like Mild Cheddar, Fontina, Gouda, Jarlsberg or Swiss and soft rind cheeses like Brie or Camembert.

Rating:

This wine has not been rated.

Availability:

2002 vintage in a 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $8.99 a bottle, $48.55 a 1/2 case with a 10% half case discount, and $86.31 a case with a 20% full case discount. SKU#15667

2011 Santa Cristina Umbria IGT

The “classic” Santa Cristina (a red wine) was produced by Marquis Niccolò Antinoir, father of Marquis Piero Antinori, in 1946. At more than 60 years from its date of original production, the constant commitment to high quality has made Santa Cristina an important reference point in the overall panorama of Italian wine. This dedication to quality and the constant search for innovative ideas and techniques led, in 2009, to the creation of a family of products united not only by a common name but above all by a common philosophy of production, one based on the indissoluble link between the vineyard and human hands.

From the winemaker – “Straw yellow in color, the wine is intense and complex in aroma with notes of bergamots, orange flowers, and sweet spices such as cinnamon. On the palate it is soft and savory, with a return of the aromatic notes of the nose on the finish and aftertaste.”

A perfect oyster wine, this great Italian wine 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 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, on sale for $9.99 a bottle 01/02/2013 to 01/02/2014. SKU#27605


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