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2014 DaVinci Pinot Grigio

DaVinci-Pinot-GrigioNestled near the Tuscan hillside town of Vinci – historic home of Leonardo da Vinci – Cantine Leonardo Da Vinci brings together 200 passionate local winegrowers, who contribute their finest grapes to an extraordinary collection of authentic Italian wines. Rooted in centuries of winemaking tradition, Da Vinci wines embody the rolling hills of Tuscany. Cantine Leonardo Da Vinci works closely with growers in the delle Venezie IGT to create Pinot Grigio from Northeast Italy.

From the Wine Maker – “Our Da Vinci delle Venezie Pinot Grigio has a brilliant straw color and delicate floral aromas. The palate is full and ripe, characterized by notes of apple, tropical and citrus fruits, and a hint of minerality. Lively acidity and a fresh, crisp profile make this a wonderfully versatile white wine.”

The wine is delicious paired with delicately boiled white fish or fish prepared in light sauces, such as lemon butter. Raw, crisp or steamed vegetable dishes.

Rating:

This wine was given a 82 point rating by Wine Spectator.

 

2014 Talbott Kali Hart Chardonnay

talbott-chardonnay-kali-hartFrom the Wine Maker – “A pure fruit expression of our vineyard, Talbott Chardonnay, Kali Hart is lush and lively. Minimal winemaker influence allows Kali Hart Chardonnay to showcases the strength of Talbott’s estate vineyards. The rich, inviting nose shows bright tropical notes that continue on the palate, where refreshing flavors of pineapple and honeydew are complimented by refreshing acidity. A generous mid-palate leads to a long citrus and tropical fruit finish with hints of French oak and minerality. Kali Hart Chardonnay is named after Robb Talbott’s youngest daughter.”

This Chardonnay is an excellent accompaniment for fish, poultry and lightly sauced entrees. Semi-hard cheeses like Fontina, Jarlsberg, Swiss or Gouda.

Rating:

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

 

2014 William Hill North Coast Chardonnay

William-Hill-North-Coast-ChardonnayTucked away near the Silverado Trail, just minutes from some of the world’s most renowned Chardonnay vineyards, William Hill Estate crafts luxury Chardonnay and red Bordeaux varietals with rich, expressive flavors. Winemaker Ralf Holdenried makes William Hill’s extraordinary collection of elegant wines to showcase the other side of Napa – the side that is off the beaten path.

From the Wine Maker – “Our William Hill Estate North Coast Chardonnay offers aromas and flavors of ripe tree fruit, underscored by hints of brown spice, citrus and tropical fruit. Hailing mostly from Sonoma and Solano, this well-integrated wine has excellent acidity and a creamy mouthfeel.”

Great with grilled poultry, roasted pork, sweet or spicy fruit chutney, and soft-ripening cheeses.

Rating:

This wine has not been rated.

 

2012 14 Hands Hot to Trot White Blend

14-Hands-Hot-to-Trot-White-BlendPredominantly Chardonnay, Pinot Gris & Viognier grapes were used for this white blend. Grapes were sourced from vineyards throughout Washington state including Horse Heaven Hills, Wahluke Slope, Columbia Valley and Yakima Valley.

From the Wine Maker – “This fragrant wine presents aromas of apples and citrus, with light floral notes. Fresh flavors of pear, melon and lemon zest are balanced by crisp acidity, ending with a bright and lively finish.”

Best with Appetizers such as; baked goat cheese, smoked fish or shellfish, oysters on the half-shell and escargots that are sautéed with garlic.

Rating:

This wine was given a 87 point rating by Wine Spectator.

Availability:

2012 vintage in a 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $11.99 a bottle, on sale for $9.99 a bottle 01/01/2015 to 12/31/2016. SKU#24421

2014 Tolosa No-Oak Chardonnay

Tolosa-No-Oak-ChardonnayFrom the Wine Maker – “This pale greenish gold wine opens with the aromas of honey, lemon, apple and peach. There is some underlying minerality that is close to flint. The mouth is fresh with floral aspects evident in the mid-palate. Additional nuance and silkiness develops as it sits in the glass.”

Great with fish or chicken cooked in light butter sauces since the wine is crisp enough to cut through the fat of the butter. It is a delightfully versatile wine that compliments a wide variety of foods.

Rating:

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

Availability:

2014 vintage in a 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $15.99 a bottle, $86.35 a 1/2 case with a 10% half case discount, and $153.51 a case with a 20% full case discount. SKU#18853

2008 Bodega Septima Chardonnay

Bodega Septima is a Mendoza, Argentina based winery. The stated goal of Bodega Septima is to produce wines that take into account both Argentine tradition and modern global techniques. The 2008 Bodega Septima Chardonnay is produced from grapes in their Luján de Cuyo vineyard; 3,900 feet above sea level. This offering is 100% Chardonnay. This wine was aged in a combination of French and American oak barrels.

From the winemaker – “Fresh, fruity and very complex. Intense green apple notes and tropical touch fruits. Elegant and subtle. It presents a soft and fruity impact that turns buttery on the palate. Its balance between acidity and alcohol ive a great distinction and an attractive finish in mouth.”

This Chardonnay is an excellent accompaniment for fish, poultry and lightly sauced entrees.

Rating:

This wine was given a 82 point rating by Wine Spectator.

Availability:

2008 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#19253

2012 Sterling Vintner’s Collection Chardonnay

Sterling-Vintner's-Collection-ChardonnayFrom the winemaker – “Perfectly balanced, our 2012 Chardonnay delivers an intensity of bright, refreshing flavors in a juicy, supple style. White peach, fresh tropical fruits and fragrant orange blossoms are layered with spicy vanilla oak. Winemaker Jim Corkin chose to barrel ferment a portion of the wine, which gave just the right amount of weight and complexity to the vibrant fruit flavors. The result is a dynamic palate that evolves as it progresses, lingering with a long finish of citrus and baking spices.”

Enjoy this wine with light pasta dishes, grilled seafood or roast chicken.

Rating:

This wine was previously given a 81 point rating by Wine Spectator.

Availability:

2012 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#05350


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