July 2nd 2018 Newsletter

Special Price $30.45
Wine Spectator 92
BERINGER Chardonnay Napa Valley Private Reserve 2015

Beautifully crafted, rich and layered, with tiers of smoky oak, buttery fig and tangerine, showing touches of fig and melon. Adds up to a delightfully lingering aftertaste. Drink now through 2020. 8,051 cases made. –JL $48 Special price limited to 48 bottles in stock. Please email stan@grapetray.com or call 559-226-6828

Independence Day Holiday
We will be closed on 7/4/18

Wine Advocate 94+
2015 Chalk Hill Estate Red

The 2015 Estate Red is deep garnet-purple colored and delivers a good amount of oak-inspired notions to begin over a core of blackcurrant cordial, blackberry pie, preserved plums and chocolate box with hints of vanilla pod and cigar box. Big, concentrated and full-bodied, the palate is jam-packed with black fruit preserves, framed by ripe, firm, grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing on a woody note. Forget it for 5-6 years and drink it over the next 20. 5,240 cases produced. $70 Our Price $50.95 (Arrives 7/3/18)

Wine Advocate 93
2016 Crane Assembly Disciples

A blend of 76% Zinfandel, 13% Charbono, 6% Grenache and 5% Petite Sirah, the 2016 Disciples is medium to deep garnet-purple in color with gorgeous notions of hoisin, Black Forest cake, prunes and potpourri with hints of black pepper, unsmoked cigars and cloves. Full-bodied, rich, opulent and oh-so-spicy, it fills the palate with decadent fruit and a plush texture, finishing with a lively lift. 3,924 cases produced. $45

Wine Advocate 94
2016 Joseph Phelps Chardonnay Freestone Vineyard

The 2016 Chardonnay Freestone Vineyard features delicate lemon juice, orange blossoms and baking bread notes with hints of white grapefruit, chalk dust, yuzu and lemongrass. The palate is medium to full-bodied, very refreshing and tightly wound at this youthful stage, with super intense citrus flavors and gorgeous mineral sparks, finishing long and savory. 2,725 cases produced. $60 Our Price $39.99 (Arrives 7/3/18)

Wine Advocate 94
2016 Carlisle Winery • Syrah Papa's Block

Made up of 100% Syrah, the deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Syrah Papa's Block comes bounding out of the glass with gregarious crushed blackcurrants and black plums with touches of dried herbs, black pepper, aniseed and tilled soil plus a waft of underbrush. Full-bodied with a firm backbone of grainy tannins and a lively line supporting the generous fruit, it has a very long, savory finish. 561 cases produced. $45

2016 Lucienne Smith Vineyard
Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

Winemaker Notes: This wine artfully combines fragrant strawberry and blackberry aromas with earthy, cocoa dust undertones. Flavors of harmonious red and black fruits including tart plums are underpinned by spice. A high note of acidity balances the wine’s silky mouthfeel and shapes its harmonious and persistent finish. $45 Our Price $36.99

Wine Advocate 96
2016 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Richard Dinner Vineyard

The 2016 Chardonnay Richard Dinner Vineyard comes charging out of the glass with super intense grapefruit, green mango, lime leaves and lemon curd scents plus touches of baking bread, coriander seed, crushed rocks and nutmeg. Full-bodied and laden with citrus and tropical fruit layers in the mouth, the palate has wonderful tension and a compelling oiliness to the texture, finishing very long with a mineral kick. 535 cases were made. $80 (Arrives 7/3/18)

2016 Rombauer Zinfandel, Magnum

Winemaker Notes: Our classic California Zinfandel is dark purple-ruby, with a bright crimson hue. On the nose, concentrated aromas of blackberry and raspberry meld with clove and spice. Lush flavors of raspberry, blackberry jam, plums and vanilla flood the palate, followed by touches of white pepper in the background. Plush and round tannins and great length make for a fresh and enticing finish. $71/Magnum

Wine Advocate 97
2016 Carlisle Winery Petite Sirah Palisade Vineyard

One hundred percent Petite Sirah from vines planted in 1968, the 2016 Petite Sirah Palisade Vineyard is very deep purple-black in color with very pretty notes of lilacs, black and red cherries, mulberries and sandalwood with hints of menthol and fragrant earth. Full-bodied, refreshing and elegant, it has a gorgeous texture of firm, fine-grained tannins and tons of perfumed black fruit layers, finishing long and minerally. 515 cases produced. $50

Wine Spectator 95
POGGIO BONELLI Chianti Classico 2015

Offers enticing aromas of black cherry, leather, tobacco, iron and earth. Well-structured and full of ripe fruit, this builds to a vibrant, tannic finish, with a lingering aftertaste of iron, cherry and leather. Should develop beautifully. Best from 2020 through 2032. 1,200 cases imported. From Italy.—B.S $25 (Arrives 7/3/18)

Special Price $105.95
Wine Advocate 97
2014 Beaulieu Cabernet Sauvignon
Private Reserve Georges de Latour

Blended of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot and 3 % Merlot, all coming mainly from the Rutherford AVA, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Private Reserve Georges de Latour has a deep garnet-purple color and nose of baked black berries, dried mulberries and preserved plums with hints of allspice, cardamom, lavender and cigar box. Full-bodied, rich and expressive even today, it has a firm, chewy backbone and bags of freshness, promising a long life and much more to come with careful cellaring. 6,600 cases were made. $145 Special price limited to 14 bottles in stock. Please email stan@grapetray.com or call 559-226-6828



Back to Our Blog