The Grape Tray

April 14th 2020 Newsletter

La Domitienne 2019 Grenache Gris Rosé $10.99

Wine Spectator 91
CLIFF LEDE Sauvignon Blanc
 Napa Valley 2018

Succulent peach, melon and citrus flavors reveal pretty details of spice and dried floral notes in this stylish white, with crisp acidity and a drizzle of honey on the finish. Drink now. 10,420 cases made. — MW $28 Our Price $18.95

WOW! – Discounted 71%
2014 Elyse Dry Creek Zinfandel

Winemaker Notes: Our 2014 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel is garnet red in color with pleasing aromas of baking spice, boysenberry, cherry, citrus, rosemary, chocolate and clove. It is full and rich on the palate with a smooth mouthfeel and flavors of red and black wild berries, mocha, maple and hints of savory herb and citrus zest. This wine is balanced and complex with succulent fruit and subtle dusty tannins on the long finish. $45 Our Price $12.95 (Arrives 4/15/20)

2017 Hollis Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery Notes: The 2017 Hollis Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is our 10th release of HOLLIS from the Stewart Cellars portfolio of fine wines. Sourced from the Max Vineyard in Yountville and our own estate vineyard, Hollis is fruit forward and balanced with well integrated French oak. Hand picked and sorted, Hollis is is a great expressions of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon crafted with care by our family winemaker, Blair Guthrie, and our consulting winemaker, Paul Hobbs. $45 Our Price $39.99 (Arrives 4/15/20)

Discounted 38%
2016 Sterling Napa Chardonnay

Winemaker Notes: Balanced and complex, the Napa Valley Chardonnay layers fruit from several vineyards in the AVA, marrying the lush, bold ripeness of mid-valley with the richness and depth of Carneros. Bright, golden fruit opens the nose, rounded with notes of honey, caramel, baking spice and toast. A bold entry of lemons and ripe apple develops weight and viscosity as it evolves through the mouth. The barrel contribution leaves an almost-sweet almond impression across the finish. $20 Our Price $12.45 (Arrives 4/15/20)

Back in stock 4/15/20
2012 Carte Blanche Nobles
Sonoma Coast Pinot

Winemaker Notes: The 2012 Pinot Noir is full of promise, needing ample time to open, it reveals bright freshly macerated cherries, carnation, and dried provencal herbs. Savory notes step forward in the generous mid-palate offering notes of dried sage, lilac, and faint cardamom. Baking spices, Swedish fish, and sour cherry sit on the silky and lengthy finish. 250 Cases Produced. Internet Price $65 (Grape Tray email subscriber price $18.25) A perfect example of how a California Pinot Noir can develop into a polished, round and complex wine. Drink now! Discounted 72%

2018 Hartford Court Russian River Pinot

Winemaker Notes: Aromas of black cherry, allspice, black currant and loam are followed by flavors of wild raspberries, dark berries and a crushed rock minerality. The dense entry is followed by a sweet and juicy mouth feel, supported by acidity, silky tannins and a subtle earthy finish. $35 Our Price $29.99

2017 Austin Hope Reserve Cabernet

Winemaker Notes: The 2017 Austin Hope Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is an enticing dark crimson. Warm aromas of blueberries, roasted coffee, burnt toffee, cocoa and dried baking spices fill the glass. On the palate, layers of fine dusty tannins are met with earthy tones, toasted cloves, creamy vanilla and a touch of bright red fruit capped by an epic firm structure. $125 Our Price $108.99 (Back in stock this afternoon)

Wine Spectator 93
GAMBLE FAMILY Sauvignon Blanc Yountville Gamble Vineyard 2018

Offers intriguing, distinctive notes of candied ginger and marmalade, with a whiff of beeswax up front, leading to a mouthwatering, fresh mix of Asian pear, white grapefruit and peach flavors. Appealingly precise, with deft acidity imparting focus. Refreshing finish. Drink now through 2029. 1,900 cases made. — MW $28 Our Price $20.95

Wine Advocate 92
2015 Beaulieu Vineyard Tapestry Reserve

The 2015 Reserve Tapestry Proprietary Red Wine is blended of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 7% Malbec, 4% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot aged in a mix of French, American and Hungarian oak (60% new) for 22 months. It has a deep garnet-purple color and quite a toasty nose to begin, giving way to a beautiful perfume of roses and lilacs with a core of cassis, redcurrant jelly and blackberry tart plus a touch of cedar chest. Full, velvety and seductive, it delivers layers of perfumed red and black fruit with a very long finish. 16,637 cases produced. $65 Our Price $44.95 (Arrives this afternoon)

Wine Spectator 94
TURNBULL Cabernet Sauvignon
Oakville Reserve 2016

Solidly built, with layers of warm cassis, cherry puree and raspberry coulis stretching out over long, fine-grained tannins and juicy acidity. The plushness of the sweet fruit marries wonderfully with the grippy underlay on the lengthy finish. Best from 2022 through 2035. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.—J.M $85 Our Price $76.99 (Back in stock 4/15/20)

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