Find Value with New York Vintners

Dear New York Vintners Friends,

Here at New York Vintners, we are devoted to scouring the globe for what we think are the most well-made, best wines dollar for dollar. Paying no attention to critic scores, press, advertising or importer jargon, what we have represented on our shelves, cellar and dinner tables are the top value wines we can find.

Value is an important, but overused, term in the wine world. An $11 bottle of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is a value because of its harmony of fruit and simple pleasure it will bring tonight relaxing with a movie; or a $90 bottle of Merlot from Napa Valley is a great value because, if desired, could be cellared and shared with your newborn on his/her 21st birthday. However, a $45 bottle of Champagne is a waste of money (and frankly time) considering the 25 million bottles the house makes every year.

We are pleased to offer below some of our new value wines, most of which have just hit the shelves over the last few weeks.

FEATURED WINES

RED

Thunevin 2005 Bordeaux ‘Presidial’ | $18 | 36 bottles available

Region: Bordeaux, France
A creation of Jean-Luc Thunevin, one of France’s great modern winemakers, ‘Presidial’ combines lush Merlot inspired fruitiness with the structure of the classic 2005 Bordeaux vintage.

Hirsch Vineyards 2007 Pinot Noir ‘Bohan-Dillon’ | $33 | 36 bottles available

Region: Sonoma, California

One of the pioneers of the now famous Sonoma Coast, David Hirsch arrived in the late 1970s and planted his first grapes in 1980. Currently, the vineyard has 47 plus producing acres planted mainly to Pinot Noir. His vineyard quickly gained a great reputation as the fruit source for wineries including Siduri, Flowers, Kistler, and William Selyem.

Quattro Mani 2007 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo | $11 | 60 bottles available

Region: Abruzzo, Italy

Quattro Mani, or “four hands”, represents four celebrity winemakers each who express the character and strength of indigenous grape varieties, interpreted through their unique personalities. The Montepulciano comes from the Velenosi estate, one of the leading wineries in Abruzzo.

Blackbird Vineyards 2006 Napa Valley ‘Illustration’ | $89 | 24 bottles available

Region: California, USA

Poised to be the next big cult wine from Napa Valley, Blackbird is composed of 100% Merlot from Napa Valley modeled after the great reds of St. Emilion and Pomerol in France. A must try!

Michele Satta 2006 Bolgheri Rosso | $32 | 60 bottles available

Region: Tuscany, Italy

A small family run estate along the Tuscany coast, Michele Satta crafts modern-styled reds. Based in Bolgheri, Michele Satta’s wines are on par with some of greats from Sassicaia and Ornellaia (at half the price!).

Zarate 2006 Albariño ‘Zarate’ | $25 | 60 bottles available

Region: Rias Baixas, Spain

Albariño has emerged as Spain’s hottest white wine export in the states. Zarate owns some of the oldest vines in Rias Baixes, packing power and complexity most other Albariños lack.

WHITES

Sartarelli 2007 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico | $14 | 110 bottles available

Region: Le Marche, Italy

Sartarelli is one of the tops estates in Le Marche making fantastic expression of the indigenous Verdicchio. Crisp, clean and full of bright lemon.

Cairnbrae 2007 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc ‘The Stones’ | $15 | 36 bottles available

Region: Marlborough, New Zealand

Cairnbrae is a boutique winery producing quality white wines in the favored Rapaura district of Marlborough, New Zealand, neighbouring the well known Cloudy Bay and Corbans Stoneleigh vineyards. After being established in 1980 and supplying grapes to negociants for several vintages, Cairnbrae started producing wine under their own label in 1992.

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Wine

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s