June 9th 2020 Newsletter - The Grape Tray

June 9th 2020 Newsletter

Vinous Media 90 Points
Tormaresca Calafuria Rose 2019

It washes across the senses with tremendous energy, motivated by vibrant acidity, as a mix of ripe red fruits are further accentuated with hints of lime and saline-minerality. The finish is long, resonating on a buzz of spicy acids with a lime-inspired citrus thrust. $15 Our Price $12.35

Discounted 67%
Wine Enthusiast 88 Points
2015 Wairau River Marlborough Pinot Noir

This is a light- to medium-bodied, silky wine. Floral and leafy shadings add interest to black-cherry fruit, while vanilla and cedar notes fan out on the finish. Drink now–2020. $21 Our Price $6.95

Back in stock and discounted 43%!
2018 M. Chapoutier
Cotes du Rhone Belleruche Rose

Winemaker Notes: Pale pink with bluish tints. Aromas of red fruits (currant and raspberry) and citrus (grapefruit), complimented by exotic fruits. The palate is fresh, delicate and fruity on the entry with strawberry notes and a silky mouthfeel. Well balanced acidity creates a fresh, prolonged finish. $14 Our Price $7.95

Back in stock and discounted 67%
Jeb Dunnuck 90 Points
2018 Charles Smith ViNO Columbia Valley Rose

From 100% Sangiovese mostly from the Wahluke Slope, the 2018 ViNO Rose offers a knock-out bouquet of strawberry and Jolly Rancher to go with a juicy, balanced, delicious style on the palate. It's a rocking rosé. $12. Our Price $3.95

Wine Spectator 92
2017 ALMA DE CATTLEYA Sonoma County Red

A handsome red, well-built and polished, with expressive blackberry, peppered meat and licorice notes that gather richness toward refined tannins. Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2028. 268 cases made.—Tim Fish. $26 (Back in stock this afternoon)

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 this afternoon)

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 (Back in stock 6/11/20)

2018 Turley Juvenile Zinfandel

Winery Notes: Though the vast majority of our wines are single vineyard designates, Juvenile is actually composed of a variety of young vines that have been replanted in several of our old vine sites. We tag the vine when we replant it so as not to mix the brand new vine with its much older neighbors, then pick these young vines separately and make a distinct wine. The vines that make up Juvenile range in age from about 6-25 years, and we pull from 18 of our best vineyards across California, including Hayne, Ueberroth, Pesenti, Salvador, Vineyard 101, Fredericks and Kirschenmann. $24 (Back in stock 6/10/20)

Wine Spectator 92
TAMBER BEY Cabernet Sauvignon Yountville Deux Chevaux Vineyard 2016

Fleshy and dark in profile, with warmed fig and black currant compote flavors leading the way. Offers ample toast and cocoa notes on the finish, but delivers abundant fruit and solid drive. Best from 2020 through 2030. 1,500 cases made. –JM $60 Our Price $46.99

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 (Back in stock this afternoon)

Wine Enthusiast 95 Points
2016 Yao Ming Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

This is a brawny, generous and powerful wine that holds its full-bodied concentration in check, showing a balanced approach to oak and tannin. Black cherry, currant and cocoa powder are accented by toasted oak and lingering black pepper, nutmeg and cedar on the finish. $95 Our Price $65.99

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