May 8th 2020 Newsletter - The Grape Tray

May 8th 2020 Newsletter

Wine Spectator 92
GREEN & RED Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley Catacula Vineyard 2017

Striking, vibrant and expressive, offering a powerful mouthful of peach, mango and orange sherbet flavors that reveal a honeyed edge. Crisp, vibrant acidity and honeysuckle details show on the finish. Drink now. 325 cases made. — MW $24 Our Price $18.99

2017 Foley Johnson Carneros Chardonnay

Winemaker Notes: Aromas of fresh apples, stone fruit and citrus. On the palate, a rich mouthfeel and medium body are greeted with flavors of ripe pear, apricot, crème brûlée, and undertones of coconut and vanilla. $38 Our Price $19.99

Wine Spectator 90
TABLAS CREEK Patelin de Tablas
Blanc Paso Robles 2018

A generous mix of juicy peach, yellow apple and ripe melon flavors, with details of Dragon Well tea, dried pineapple and lemon sherbet on the finish, showing tremendous harmony. Grenache Blanc, Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne and Clairette Blanche. Drink now. 2,300 cases made. — MW $25 Our Price $19.99

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

New Vintage!
2015 Aiken Sonoma Mountain
Silver Pines Vineyard Pinot

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. 100% Pinot Noir. $75 Our Price $17.95 (We have 5 cases arriving today!)

2017 Dry Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker Notes: This impeccable Cabernet Sauvignon initially displays lively aromatics of black cherry, black currant and dried cranberry. Additional airing reveals nuances of dried flowers, nutmeg, white pepper and cedar. The palate is full-bodied and rich with elegant flavors of ripe raspberry, black currant and fresh boysenberry with notes of cocoa powder, bay leaf, sage and sweet pipe tobacco. The wine is complex and youthful, with bright fruit characters and vibrant spice. It offers intensity and richness and reflects the terroir of Dry Creek Valley beautifully. 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15%Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, 2% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot $30 Our Price $23.99

Campo Viejo Cava Brut Rose

Winemaker Notes: A bright sparkling pink color. Pleasant and powerful on the nose with a strong presence of ripe red berries. Round and full on the palate. $10 Our Price $7.95 (Great Value)

Campo Viejo Cava Brut Reserva

Winemaker Notes: A noble and austere sparkling cava. Greenish yellow in colour with golden glints, it's clear and star bright. A persistent, elegant stream of bubbles rise to form a perfect rosary on the surface. Complex aromas of white fruits with hints of wood. Fresh, well-balanced and elegant on the palate with an excellent final sensation. $10 Our Price $7.95

Back in stock!

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 (Discounted 62%)

Wine Advocate 93
2013 Contratto Metodo Classico
Millesimato Pas Dosé

The 2013 Metodo Classico Millesimato Pas Dosé has the bright intensity and definition of the highest caliber sparkling wine. This blend of 85% Pinot Noir and 15% Chardonnay is creamy and rich in the mouth with fine, soft beading. You'll pick up notes of lemon mousse and honeydew melon. It would go beautifully with delicate seafood dishes. $30 Our Price $23.99

Wine Spectator 90
TABLAS CREEK Rosé Patelin de Tablas Paso Robles 2018

A delightful and delicate blush, with floral watermelon and strawberry flavors that glide on a long, crisp and spicy finish. Grenache, Mourvèdre and Counoise. Drink now. 2,690 cases made. — TF $25 Our Price $19.99

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 Internet Price $21.99 Grape Tray email subscriber price $18.95

2019 Moulin de La Roque Bandol Rose

Soil: Red sand loaded with limestone pebbles Winemaking: Manual harvest is completely destalked to avoid harsh tannins. Grapes transferred to pneumatic presses and the juice flows into temp-controlled stainlesssteel tanks. Following alcoholic fermentation, there is a lengthy vatting period of 20 to 30 days to allow the young wine to truly come into its own.

Tasting Notes: Clear ruby pink color. Wide nose filled with powerful, exotic fruits and spices. The taste is wide, long, rich, delicate and tender; fruity with good persistence. 50% Mourvedre, 40% Grenache, 10% Cinsault. $22 Our Price $17.95 (Arrives 5/20/20)

Wine Enthusiast 94 Points
2017 Venge Silencieux
Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

This hearty wine is blended with 4% Petit Verdot. Grippy, rich and viscous, it has intense fruit flavors of plum and cassis, with supple, integrated tannins. The whole is a testament to good grapes and great winemaking, blending together seven sites across the valley. $50 Our Price $38.99 (Back in stock)

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