The Grape Tray

June 30th 2020 Newsletter

4th of July Holiday
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James Suckling 93 Points
2017 Martin Ray Napa Valley
 Cabernet Sauvignon

Rich and dense red with ripe berries and currants, as well as spices and hints of vanilla. Medium-to full-bodied with soft and round tannins. Juicy fruit. Outstanding. Serious at this price. Drink or hold. $30 Our Price $19.95

Wine Spectator 92
PIPER-HEIDSIECK Brut Champagne NV

A mouthwatering Champagne, with a fine mousse, this offers juicy flavors of plum, candied grapefruit zest, ground ginger and pastry. Vibrant and expressive. Drink now through 2020. 36,500 cases imported. — AN $45 Our Price $35.99 (Back in stock)

2019 Rocca di Montegrossi Rosato IGT Toscana

Winery Notes: Produced with 100% Sangiovese from the San Marcellino vineyard. The end result is a rosé with delicate aromas, nice structure, acidity, fine balance, and pleasant minerality. $25 Our Price $17.99

Wine Spectator 94
BODEGAS Y VIÑEDOS VALDERIZ
Ribera del Duero 2017

This full-bodied red is generous yet structured, featuring depth and balance. Ripe flavors of plum and currant mingle with cocoa, clove and mineral notes, supported by mouthcoating tannins and balsamic acidity. Harmonious and long. Best from 2022 through 2037. —T.M. 225 cases imported $40 Our Price $28.49

Jeb Dunnuck 96-98 Points
2018 Tensley Colson Canyon Syrah

The deepest colored Syrah in the lineup, the 2018 Syrah Colson Canyon comes from a great vineyard located in the hills above the town of Los Olivos. Awesome notes of blackberries, toasted spice (there's some new oak in this wine), ground herbs, peppered meat, and earth all flow to a full-bodied, concentrated, deep, layered wine that has plenty of tannins, good acidity, and a huge finish. It's a magical Syrah from Tensely, and my money is on it being the finest to date. $42

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 7/1/20)

Wine Spectator 92
TAMBER BEY Chardonnay
Yountville Sans Chêne 2017

Aromas of fresh Key lime give this a zesty persona, along with a vibrant core of lively flavors that dance on the palate. Drink now. 1,500 cases made. –JL $36 Our Price $30.99

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

2018 Babcock Santa Barbara Chardonnay

Winemaker Notes: In 2018 we returned to a Santa Barbara County appellation for our flagship Chardonnay. At bottling the wine has a very tightly knit structure. Aromatically, the minerally apple/pear fruit is a bit like a baby Top Cream minus the new French Oak. On the palate, that fruit is launched by a bracing acidity which ushers in a mouthwatering effect all the way through the uber-long finish. $30 Our Price $14.95 (Last Call)

Wine Spectator 94
COLLE BERETO Chianti Classico 2017

Aromas of blood, iron and raw beef lead off, followed by flavors of cherry, plum and leather. Rich and harmonious, with a dense underlying structure and terrific length. Approachable now, but this should evolve well over the next few decades. Drink now through 2040. —B.S. $28 (Arrives mid-August 2020)

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