The Grape Tray

April 21st 2020 Newsletter

WOW-Discounted 62%
2018 CAMPO VIEJO ROSÉ

Winemaker Notes: Pale in colour, but vibrant in taste, Campo Viejo Rose expresses the lovely aromas of cherry, citrus, strawberries and rose petals. It is perfect for capturing the moments of the Spanish summer with friends over BBQ with Spanish style salmon with chorizo, roasted vegetable salad with manchego and chicken pinxto. $13 Our Price $4.95 (Arrives 4/22/20)

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2015 Paraiso Monterey Chardonnay

Winemaker Notes: Aromas of peach, lemon-lime and green apple with flavors of toasted nuts, nectarine and apple. A rich mouth feel with a long full flavored finish. $25 Our Price $7.45 (Discounted 70%)

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Wine Spectator 92
PIPER-HEIDSIECK Brut Rosé Champagne Sauvage NV Half Bottles

A deeply-hued, vinous rosé, almost garnet in color, this distinctive version offers dried cherry and currant flavors, accented by delicate dried thyme, graphite and singed orange peel notes. Well-recommended for food, this is firm and lightly chalky in texture, with a lingering, mineral-laced finish. Drink now through 2023. 20,000 cases made, 2,500 cases imported. — AN $32/375ml Our Price $14.95/375ml. (Discounted 53%)

Wine Advocate 92
2017 Quinta Vale do Meao "Meandro" Douro

The 2017 Meandro do Vale Meão is a blend of 33% Touriga Franca, 45% Touriga Nacional, 15% Tinta Roriz, with Tinta Barroca and Alicante Bouschet for the rest, all aged for 14 months in used French oak. It comes in at 14% alcohol. This was bottled a few weeks before tasting. Another 2017 with big flavor and expressive fruit, this also has a fresh feel, reasonable concentration and a beautiful, long finish. It adds admirable mid-palate finesse too. It sometimes seems a bit lighter and fresher, but its utterly gorgeous fruit takes this to a different level. It looks like a super Meandro, one of the best, and a fine bargain. It should age well. $25 Our Price $19.95

Wine Advocate 92+
2015 Tolani Valdisante

This Tuscan blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese and 5% Cabernet Franc is all about richness and fullness, with 18 months in French oak affording it expansive notes of spice and tobacco. The 2015 Valdisanti is a very nice red to enjoy with a nice plate of your favorite grilled meats. $35 Our Price $26.99 (Back in stock 4/23/20)

Discounted 77%
2012 Aiken Sonoma Mountain Pinot Noir

Winemaker Notes: From the beautiful Silver Pines Vineyard at nearly 1000 ft. elevation on Sonoma Mountain, this Pinot Noir is a blend of clones UCD 23 and Pommard. The masculinity of clone 23 blends beautifully with the perfume and complexity of Pommard. Tiny yields produced a powerful, complex wine that will age beautifully for years to come. $75 Our Price $16.95 (Arrives 4/22/20)

2017 Mollydooker The Boxer Shiraz

Winemaker Notes: Complex and expressive. Bright maraschino cherry, fresh plum, rich dark chocolate and licorice max out the flavor spectrum. The tannins are fine, the fruit is soft and the flavors tickle the taste buds. Consistently impressive. $32 Liquidation Price $20.95 (Limited to 10 bottles in stock)

Wine Spectator 93
PATRICIA GREEN Pinot Noir Ribbon Ridge Estate Vineyard 2018

Lithe and delicately layered, with expressive raspberry and pomegranate flavors that take on orange peel and spiced cinnamon notes on the way to polished tannins. Drink now through 2028. 705 cases made. — TF $37 Our Price $34.99

Wine Advocate 91
NV Niepoort 10 Year Old Tawny Port

The NV 10 Year Old Tawny Port was bottled in 2015 with a long cork. This is a lovely 10 Year Tawny, elegant in the mid-palate, but complex, precise and focused. There's a bit of a bite on the finish, giving it some length to go with the flavor. The next day it was more about power, with considerable intensity of old-tawny flavor as well, more than I normally see in a 10 Year Old. This is a fine one for the category. It showed best around 56 degrees Fahrenheit. Don't drink it too warm. $42 Our Price $37.99 (Arrives 4/24/20)

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 Luli Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

Winemaker Notes: With a brilliant garnet hue, the Luli Pinot Noir bursts from the glass with powerful aromatics of Bing cherry, strawberry cream, and baked plum. The morning fog and coastal breezes that pour into the Santa Lucia Highlands envelop the palate in the form of rose petal, blackberry crumble, red currant, and sage undertones. These rugged slopes stress the vines, producing fruit of exceptional complexity and structure, which reflect in the wine’s lively acidity and elegant tannin. $25 Our Price $19.99

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