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2011 Mac Murray Ranch Chardonnay

Mac-Murray-Ranch-ChardonnayThe Russian River Valley AVA is located approximately 50 miles north of San Francisco in Sonoma County. Situated between the Mayacamas Mountains to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west, the maritime influence of this cool-climate region brings fog through the river valley to blanket the vineyards each day. Warm days and cool nights encourage distinct varietal characteristics to develop in the elegant grapes grown here.

The grapes for our 2011 Russian River Valley Chardonnay were whole cluster pressed at 145 to 150 gallons per ton for optimal extraction of the varietal’s natural fruit flavors. The juice was kept cold, then racked on light lees, leaving a small portion of solids to ensure a healthy fermentation and increase the richness of the wine during sur lie aging. Each lot was aged sur lie and stirred every four weeks. Following primary fermentation, this Chardonnay underwent malolactic fermentation to create a creamy mouthfeel. The wine was aged in a mixture of new and used French, European and American oak barrels

From the Wine Maker – “This year’s Russian River Valley Chardonnay is a rich expression of this celebrated appellation, with its elegant palate of ripe tropical fruit. Subtle notes of sweet caramel and vanilla are framed by a luxurious mouthfeel.

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 86 point rating by Wine Spectator.

Availability:

2011 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#23146

2012 Mark West Chardonnay

Mark-West-ChardonnayPlayful fruit flavors of papaya and pears are complemented by subtle apple pie spice and vanilla from oak aging.

From the Wine Maker – “This vintage shows aromas of bright citrus, including lemon and pineapple, as well as mango, peach, nectarine, vanilla and lemongrass notes. The wine is bright with clean fruit flavors showing tropical notes with a touch of baked apple. The oak aging gently frames the wine, contributes a slight caramel note, and complements the fruit flavors from these fine coastal vineyards.”

Great with appetizers such as; baked goat cheese, smoked fish or shellfish, oysters on the half-shell and escargots that are sautéed with garlic. Cream style cheeses such as; cottage or goat cheese, semi-hard cheeses like Fontina, Jarlsberg, Swiss or Gouda.

Rating:

This wine has not been rated.

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 $9.99 a bottle 01/01/2015 to 12/31/2015. SKU#13882

2011 RouteStock Cellars Chardonnay

Forty-five percent of this wine was barrel fermented in 15 percent new French oak; 70 percent of the wine went through malolactic fermentation.

From the winemaker – “The 2011 RouteStock Chardonnay has an attractive pale straw color with delicate golden hues. The aroma is a cacophony of complex layers including tropical fruits, mango and yellow peach over delightful notes of butter, brioche and roasted nuts. The palate is rich and full with flavors of taffy and nuts and a soft, creamy, yet elegant finish.”

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 $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#25264

2011 District 7 Chardonnay

district-7-chardonnayUpon arrival at the winery, the grapes are gently whole-cluster pressed, chilled, and racked clean to a refrigerated stainless steel tank.  The juice is slowly fermented at a cool temperature to enhance the varietal aromatics.  They strive for a rich yet refreshing flavor profile, achieved through a combination of stainless steel and oak fermentation.  The result is a fresh and vibrant wine that allows the natural flavor of the grape to shine.

From the winemaker – “Each vintage, we strive to craft a Chardonnay that strikes a perfect balance between rich and refreshing. Through the judicious use of oak, we seek to complement, not detract from, the gorgeous tropical fruit flavors that are the hallmark of District 7. Our 2011 vintage has aromas of tropical fruit and butterscotch that lead into a lively blend of pear, pineapple and citrus flavors.”

The chardonnay is a versatile wine with food, pairing particularly well with grilled seafood, roast chicken, or your favorite salad.

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, $70.15 a 1/2 case with a 10% half case discount, and $124.71 a case with a 20% full case discount. SKU#28660

2010 Backhouse Chardonnay

Easily the best Chardonnay in California at this price. It shows creamy, vibrant flavors of pineapples, green apples, buttered toast and buttered popcorn.

From the Wine Maker – “The 2010 Chardonnay is golden in color with flavors of tropical fruits on the palate. Crisp and clean, this wine can be enjoyed with lighter fare such as fish and poultry dishes or as an aperitif.”

This wine is best served with grilled or saute’ed pork chops, pork tenderloin, grilled or saute’ed veal, veal marsala, scallopine or roasted veal.

Rating:

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

Availability:

2010 vintage in a 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $7.99 a bottle, $43.15 a 1/2 case with a 10% half case discount, and $76.71 a case with a 20% full case discount. SKU#25932

2008 Rutherford Ranch Chardonnay

2008 Rutherford Ranch ChardonnayDelicious stone fruit characteristics and delicate tropical aromas and flavors distinctively reflect the Napa Valley fruit in this wine.

From the Wine Maker– “This characteristic Chardonnay starts off with aromas of freshly picked apricots and sweet honey. The fruit theme continues with scents of crisp green apples and just peeled lemon zest followed by hints of vanilla and crème brûlée. Full bodied, with beautiful balance, this Napa Valley Chardonnay with flavors of ripe peach, pear, vanilla and crisp Meyer lemon are perfectly balanced leaving your palate with a clean, crisp finish.”

This Chardonnay is perfect for a summer afternoon – slightly chilled it is refreshing to drink this wine on its own or while grilling fresh salmon or sea bass with fresh herbs.

Rating:

This wine was given a 83 point rating by Wine Spectator.

Availability:

2008 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#23839

2009 Ruca Malen Yauquen Chardonnay

This Chardonnay is forward in style, with lightly toasty, creamy aromas that accent baseline apple and tropical fruit scents. This wine exposes a citrus corner that balances its tropical fruit. A hint of fresh herbs and minerals articulate a well-balanced delicious wine.

From the Wine Maker – “Yellow with bright green hues. In the nose it shows, floral notes, pears and pineapple. In the mouth it is fresh and sweet, with a very well-balanced acidity. Persistent and aromatic after taste.”

Best with grilled or sautéed pork chops, pork tenderloin, grilled or sautéed veal, veal marsala, scaloppini or roasted veal. Cream style cheeses like cottage, cream cheese, or fromage blanc, mozzarella, semi-hard cheeses like mild Cheddar, Fontina, Jarlsberg, Swiss or Gouda, soft rind cheeses like Brie.

Rating:

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

Availability:

2009 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#23621


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