The Grape Tray

July 16th 2019 Newsletter

Dom Perignon Champagne Glasses (set of 6) $29.95

Wine Spectator 90
Bandol Rosé Réserve 2018

Supple white raspberry and tangerine notes are supported by steely acidity, with heather, wild herb and mineral notes carrying through the spicy, savory-driven finish. Drink now. 1,200 cases imported.—Gillian Sciaretta. $22 Our Price $16.95

Jeb Dunnuck 95 Points
2017 Hartford Court Pinot Noir Russian River

A crazy good value, the 2017 Russian River Pinot Noir is the appellation release from this team and it comes from all of the estate vineyards across Green Valley, Laguna Ridge and Sebastopol regions. Complex notes of strawberries, cranberries, violets, pine forest all flow to a medium bodied Pinot Noir that has a kiss of salinity and marine notes, ripe tannins and a great finish. This beautiful wine competes with wines costing 2-3 times the price. $40 Our Price $29.99

2016 Coppola Director’s Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker Notes: The Director’s Cabernet Sauvignon offers a ripe core of fruits that include blackberry, cherry and cassis as well as warm spice nuances. Dark and succulent with medium density, a balanced palate and a nice integration of wood, this wine is very fragrant and captures the essence of the vintage. $20 Our Price $15.95

2017 Loring River Quinn Chardonnay

Winemaker Notes: Big nose of graham cracker, white peach, pear, lemon, and hints of vanilla. Very rich and opulent mouthfeel with stone fruit and citrus flavors, framed by a kiss of oak. $30 Liquidation Price $16.95 (Limited to stock on hand)

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Clos des Papes Le Petit Vin d'Avril Rouge NV

Winemaker Notes: This wine shows a deep, rich purple robe in the glass with distinct aromas of wild berries, herbs and spices, bitter almond, cloves and star anise. Smooth on the palate and of fine structure. Bewitching to the finish. $25 Our Price $19.95

Wine Spectator 90
2017 LOUIS JADOT Pouilly-Fuissé

This is supple and infused with peach, apple, vanilla and wet stone flavors. Beautifully balanced, offering powerful apple notes on the extended finish. Drink now through 2023. 53,000 cases imported.—B.S. $28 Our Price $23.95

Wine Spectator 93
PURPLE HANDS Pinot Noir Willamette Valley
Lone Oak Ranch 2017

Well-built and lively, featuring cherry and blueberry flavors, laced with black tea and smoky spice notes that build tension toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2027.—T.F $30 Our Price $25.95

Wine Spectator 90
MAISON L'ENVOYÉ Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Straight Shooter 2016

Generous and lively, with supple raspberry and baking spice flavors that dance along the vibrant finish. Drink now through 2022. 4,000 cases made.—T.F. $20 Liquidation Price $13.95 (Limited to stock on hand)

Wine Spectator 93
COLENE CLEMENS Pinot Noir Chehalem Mountains Dopp Creek 2017

Graceful and vibrant, with expressive rose petal, raspberry and crushed stone notes that take on richness and depth toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2026. 3,942 cases made.—T.F. $28 (Arrives 7/18/19)

2018 Domaine Sorin Côtes de Provence Rose “Terra Amata”

Winemaker Notes: Grapes were hand-picked and selected. This is a very dry rose, strawberry and slightly under-ripe watermelon on the nose with more of that tart melon on the palate. Minerals show in the middle palate and the wine is so refreshing. 60% Grenache 30% Cinsault 10% Syrah. $15 Our Price $12.99

Wine Advocate 92+
2016 Hess Collection Panthera Chardonnay

The 2016 Chardonnay Panthera saw 100% malolactic fermentation and was barrel fermented and aged. It reveals pronounced butterscotch, crème brûlée and marzipan notes with a core of guava, warm apricots and honeydew melon. Full-bodied with a rich, satiny frame, it coats the palate with stone fruit and savory/nutty layers, finishing with great length. 2,729 cases produced. $45 Our Price $36.99

Wine Advocate 93
2016 Theorize Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

Made of 100% Cabernet, the deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon opens with suggestions of red currant jelly, black cherries, mulberries and crushed black currants with touches of cigar box, fragrant soil, black pepper and truffles. Medium to full-bodied, firm and grainy textured, it delivers tons of muscular black fruit and a long, mineral-laced finish. 600 cases produced. $80 Internet Price $44.99. Our Price $TBD (Arrives 7/18/19)

Wine Advocate 94
2013 Laird Family Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Flat Rock Ranch

The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Flat Rock Ranch, from another Yountville site, is softer than the Mast Ranch, with sweet tannin, dense purple color, plenty of crème de cassis, blackberry and blueberry. There is a nice floral element as well, and the wine finishes full, rich and impressive. Give it 3-4 years of cellaring and drink it over the following two decades. $80 Our Price $74.99

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