The Grape Tray

March 6th, 2018 Newsletter

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2014 Meridian Chardonnay

Winemaker Notes: Aromas of caramel and vanilla mingle pleasingly on the nose, with a hint of sweet oak. Tropical fruit flavors dominate on the palate - pineapple and green apple mingle seamlessly with hints of brown sugar and butterscotch. The influence of 100% malolactic fermentation lends a creamy, buttery component to the mouthfeel. $14 Our Price $4.25

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Wine Advocate 90
2015 Sarah's Vineyard Santa Clara Pinot Noir

Pale to medium ruby-purple colored, the 2015 Estate Pinot Noir gives up notes of violets and black raspberries with hints of smoky bacon, garrigue and forest floor. Medium-bodied, softly spoken and fresh in the mouth, it has a lovely sating texture and great mineral nuances on the finish. $22 Our Price $18.29 (Back in stock)

2016 Poe Ultraviolet Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker Notes: Ripe notes of blueberry compote, plums, fresh violet petals and currant, a round mouthfeel with hints of blackberry bramble, black pepper and Bordeaux-like earthiness, with bright acidity and velvety, persistent tannin. Blend: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc. $16 Our Price $TBD (Arrives 3/7/18)

Wine Spectator 93
CHALK HILL Chardonnay Chalk Hill 2015

Lots of spice, apricot, fig and honeydew melon flavors combine for a full-bodied, mouth-coating experience, with a finish that sails on and on, gaining depth. Drink now through 2022.—J.L. $42 Our Price $35.75

Wine Spectator 91
MORGAN Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands Highland 2016

A plush white, with apple tart, ripe pear and custardy flavors that are fresh and juicy. The spicy finish is full of savory and creamy accents. Drink now through 2022. 8,287 cases made.—K.M. $28 Our Price $22.99

2016 Domaine de Terrebrune Bandol Rose

Winemaker Notes: Rosé with a golden glow to the salmony color-very pretty indeed. The aroma is complex and changing in the glass, but is (and long will be) marked by a chalky minerality, bright freshness, and ravishing rose petal and citrus notes. 50% Mourvèdre, 25% Grenache, 25% Cinsault. $30 Our Price $26.99

Decanter Wine Journal 95 Points
2015 Long Meadow Ranch Anderson Valley Chardonnay

Exotic and vibrant tropical fruit nose. Superbly zesty and vigorous attack with lots of drive, tension and minerality. Flavors of praline, vanilla pastry cream, pear and light citrus. Admirable energy and length. $40 Our Price $33.99

Fonseca Siroco White Port

Winemaker Notes: Pale straw gold in color, the wine is lightly sweet with a vibrant acidity and round, velvety texture. White fruit aromas and flavors are offset by light oak notes. Customarily served chilled as an aperitif, on the rocks or with tonic or sparkling water. $17 Our Price $14.25 (Arrives 3/9/18)

2015 Lewis Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker Notes: Like an Aston Martin V-12 our 2015 Napa Valley Cabernet is a silky powerhouse of fruit at wide-open-throttle. Black currant, plum and juicy ripe berries rev freely on the palate with seductive oak spice, candle wax and semi-sweet chocolate aromas. Fine-tuned and polished, the wine is deceptively powerful with supple, sweeping tannins. $100 Our Price $89.99

2016 Duckhorn Napa Sauvignon Blanc

Winemaker Notes: Alluring aromas of lychee, pineapple cake, and nectarine leap from the glass, along with zesty notes of grapefruit and lime. On the palate, this beautifully structured wine strikes a seamless balance between its rich, silky texture and the crisp acidity that adds poise and freshness to the abundant layers of bright citrus fruit. Blend: 84% Sauvignon Blanc, 16% Semillon. $30 Our Price $22.95

Vinous 90 pts
Wrath 2015 Chardonnay Fermata San Saba Vineyard

Green-tinged yellow. Aromas of ripe pear, Meyer lemon and toasty lees, along with a subtle floral quality in the background. Fleshy and supple on the palate, offering concentrated orchard and citrus fruit flavors sharpened by a jolt of candied ginger. Shows very good depth and energy on the finish, where a late mineral flourish adds bite and focus. $35 Our Price $26.99 (Arrives 3/7/18)

Wine Advocate 95
2014 Tor Kenward Family Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Tierra Roja

The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Tierra Roja came in out-of-bottle at the top of its range, which is always a good sign. This is a 4-acre vineyard on the red soil hillsides, just below Dalla Valle in the Oakville corridor. This is a sexy, beautiful, fragrant wine with plenty of scorched earth, blackcurrants and licorice, but copious quantities of blackberry and blackcurrant fruit. This is a beautiful wine to drink now and, like so many 2014s, over the next 20-25 years. $150 Limited

Wine Spectator 97
DOMAINE DE BEAURENARD Châteauneuf-du-Pape Boisrenard 2015

This is loaded with beautifully rendered fig, blackberry and boysenberry confiture flavors that are seamlessly intertwined, while warm fruitcake, melted black licorice and black tea notes chime throughout. The finish ripples with energy, showing finely beaded acidity and a terrific graphite edge. Best from 2020 through 2040. 500 cases made. –JM $85 Our Price $74.99

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