January 24th 2020 Newsletter - The Grape Tray

January 24th 2020 Newsletter

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2015 Geyser Peak Walking Tree Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker Notes: A consistent favorite of intimate bistros and innovative eateries, this wine showcases the wonderful pleasures of Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. The deep plum color of this sumptuous Cabernet Sauvignon gives way to expressive aromas of white pepper, dark berry fruit, and cassis. Aging in French oak barrels softens the otherwise firm tannins and introduces hints of toasted vanilla and leather on the palate. Luscious blueberry and blackberry flavors are refined and perfectly balanced by a spiciness that lingers on a long and elegant finish. Blend: 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Shiraz. $26 Our Price $10.95 (Arrives this afternoon) We have not been able to evaluate this wine, so if you would like to taste it come by today and we will taste it together.

Magnolia 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County

Winemaker Notes: A beautiful expression of Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep purple in color with a medium-full body that is well balanced and approachable. Silky smooth tannins balance the black cherry, juicy plum, and subtle oak characteristics. There is a freshness to the finish that invites another approach. Clone 4 and Clone 15. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. $35 Grape Tray Email Subscriber Price $19.95 (Delicious) Arrives 1/28/20

Wine Spectator 91

Offers an earthy nose, yet on the palate this red is full of sweet cherry fruit and spice flavors. Round and well-integrated, with moderate tannins and shades of tobacco and eucalyptus on the finish. Best from 2021 through 2037. 1,000 cases made. — BS $80 Our Price $35.99

2016 Joseph Carr Rutherford
Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker Notes: This Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from Napa’s acclaimed Rutherford AVA, features notes of black currant, tobacco, coffee, black cherry, and toffee. Full bodied, plush tannins and integrated acidity lead to a persistent finish. $40 Our Price $30.95 (Back in stock this afternoon)

2017 Joseph Carr Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker Notes: The wine shows notes of black cherry, chocolate, and vanilla. Flavors of blackberry and sweet spice emerge on the palate, bolstered by a firm acidity, velvety tannin, and a long finish. $23 Our Price $17.99

2018 The Calling Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

Winemaker Notes: A vibrant nose with enticing aromas of white peach, white roses and honeysuckle. The crisp acidity on the palate is balanced by bright fruit notes of Gravenstein apple, pear and stone fruit that linger with a refreshing, elegant finish. $30 Our Price $24.39

2018 The Calling Monterey Pinot Noir

Winemaker Notes: The bright ruby red color hints at the red raspberry, fresh red plum and wild cherry aromas with notes of white pepper and rose petal. The red plum, cherry and strawberry on the palate are complemented by orange peel, white pepper and a note of salinity. The overall effect is clean, crisp and brightly fruit-driven Pinot Noir with everything in balance. $30 Our Price $24.39

Wine Advocate 92
2015 Keenan Winery Napa Merlot

Medium garnet-purple in color and composed of 100% Merlot, the 2015 Merlot offers a plums, blackberries and dried flowers-scented nose with touches of mossy bark and garrigue. Showing good expression in the medium-bodied mouth with plenty of plumy fruit, it finishes long and spicy. $42 Our Price $37.99

2018 Prisoner Wine Company Unshackled Red

Winemaker Notes: Unshackled Red Blend opens with aromas of raspberry, blueberry and crushed violets. Flavors of spiced dried cherries, florals and a hint of white pepper translate to a balanced red blend wine supported with a generious mouthfeel. A blend of Zinfandel, Malbec, Petite Sirah, Syrah and Grenache is barrel aged in French and American oak casks for 11 months before bottling. $27 Liquidation Price $19.95 (Limited to stock on hand)

2016 Levendi Stagecoach Napa Cabernet

Winemaker Notes: A big, robust classic Cabernet Sauvignon, with cassis and mocha. This wine shows the characteristic briary Atlas Peak attitude. Brambly flavors with intense notes of new leather and sweet black cherry jam. Soft, ripe mountain tannin on the finish as proof of provenance, with an expandingly rich palate. $84 Our Price $71.99 (Back in stock)

2014 Rosenblum Rockpile Zinfandel

Winemaker Notes: The power and grace of our Rockpile Road Zinfandel is a culmination of its unique climate, soil and pedigree. Bold, dark fruit, redolent with blueberries and boysenberry jam, shapes the core and establishes the masculine, mountain character of this high-elevation Zinfandel. Black pepper, cocoa and toasted oak spices weave through the multiple layers, joined by big, chewy tannins. Low yields in 2014 further enhanced concentrated flavors, delivering red fruit tones that lend elegance and promise good aging potential. From one of the great AVAs, our Rockpile Road Zinfandel packs a truckload of berries on the palate. Medium to full bodied, this a superb choice with barbecued pork ribs. $42 Our Price $11.95 (Unexpectedly, 5 cases arrived on our doorstep. 6 bottle limit per customer please) Due to the limited quantity, this product will not be available online.

2017 Pride Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker Notes: Blue/black fruit notes ranging from plum to blackberry and mulberry are enhanced by complex notes of mint, brown sugar, freshly cut cedar and subtle truffle. The texture is rich and balanced, with an unctuousness in the mouth, balanced acidity and silky tannins throughout the middle and finish of the wine. $76 (Arrives 1/28/20)

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