September 1st 2020 Newsletter - The Grape Tray

September 1st 2020 Newsletter

Labor Day Holiday-We will be closed on Monday, 9/7/20

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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 Spectator 90
2017 RAYMOND Merlot Napa
Valley Reserve Selection

Dense, featuring mocha and spice notes to the ripe dark fruit flavors. Cocoa bean hints linger on the rich finish, with plenty of chocolate accents. Drink now through 2023. 4,053 cases made.—K.M. $24 Our Price $19.99

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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

James Suckling 93 Points
2018 Stags' Leap Winery Napa Chardonnay

A beautiful, complex Chardonnay with sliced apples and pears, as well as hints of cream and matchstick. Full body. Stone fruit. Long and flavorful. $25 Our Price $21.99

Jeb Dunnuck 96-98 Points
2018 Bevan Tench Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon

Iron, crushed rocks, spice, and scorched earth notes all dominate the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Tench Vineyard, a rich, powerful yet balanced wine. Showing the purity of fruit that's classic in the vintage, ripe tannins, terrific balance, and a big finish, it's going to benefit from 2-4 years of bottle age. $200 (Arrives 9/17/20)

Antonio Galloni, Vinous 93 Points
2018 Walter Hansel Cuvée Alyce Russian River Chardonnay

The 2018 Chardonnay Cuvée Alyce is rich and vivid, yet also light on its feet. A wine of real personality and character, the Alyce is intense and yet not at all heavy. Lemon peel, almond, dried flowers and sweet spice are all nicely lifted in a class, understated Chardonnay that will drink well with minimal cellaring. $36 (Arrives 9/3/20)

Wine Spectator 90
SEAN MINOR Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2018

Cedar and hot stone notes accent the dried cherry, plum and pomegranate flavors that glide across the palate. Shows focused minerality on the finish, with citrusy hints. Drink now through 2023. 5,000 cases made. — KM $22 Our Price $14.99 (Arrives 9/3/20)

Wine Spectator 93
RIDGE Geyserville Alexander Valley 2018

Robust yet brooding, with multilayered black plum, licorice and Asian five-spice powder flavors that build richness toward big, briary tannins. Zinfandel, Carignane, Petite Sirah and Alicante Bouschet. Best from 2022 through 2030. 10,500 cases made. —Tim Fish $45 Our Price $39.99 (Back in stock 9/3/20)

Jeb Dunnuck 95 Points
2018 Ridge Pagani Zinfandel

A rocking Zinfandel from Sonoma County, the 2018 Zinfandel Pagani Ranch offers a more ruby/plum color to go with a great nose of spice red and black fruits, sandalwood, chocolate, and new leather. This spicy, medium to full-bodied, incredibly seamless 2018 has fabulous tannins, plenty of mid-palate depth, and a great finish. It's every bit as profound as the 2017, if not better. It's going to keep for 10-12 years. $40 Our Price $35.99 (Arrives 9/3/20)

Wine Advocate 93
2017 Walter Hansel Winery
Pinot Noir Cahill Lane

Pale to medium ruby-purple, the 2017 Pinot Noir Cahill Lane has a broody nose of sliced blueberry, black cherry and warm blackberries with cinnamon, nutmeg, tree bark and amaro accents plus crushed red cherries, raspberry jam, warm strawberries and dried flowers. Medium-bodied and silky, it fans out in the mouth with lush, concentrated fruits and tons and tons of spicy and earthy accents, with a firm frame of grainy tannins and very juicy acidity, finishing very long and layered. 750 cases produced. $45

Wine Advocate 94
2017 Walter Hansel Winery Pinot Noir Cuvée Alyce

The 2017 Pinot Noir Cuvée Alyce is pale to medium ruby-purple with scents of warm cinnamon, spiced cranberry sauce, orange peel, dried roses, tea leaves, warm earth, crushed strawberries, blackberries, saline and woodsmoke—so many layers! It's medium to full-bodied and floods the mouth with warm fruits laced with classy new oak spices. It has a frame of fine, grainy tannins and wonderful juicy freshness, finishing very long and layered. So good! 938 cases produced. $48 (Back in stock 9/3/20)

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