October 2nd 2020 Newsletter - The Grape Tray

October 2nd 2020 Newsletter

2017 Estancia Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon, 3 Liter

(This is a bag in a box 3 liter and great for small gatherings. Just pour the wine into a large decanter and nobody will know the wine came out of a box-LOL)

Winemaker Notes: Deep garnet with crimson hues. Intense dark cherry, blackberry, chocolate, and black currant. Displays great intensity, dense body with good structure, generous mid palate and silky tannins; hints of blackberry and chocolate with a nice lingering finish. $75/3 Liter. Our Price $30.95/3 Liter (Equivalent to $7.73/750ml bottle)

New Vintage and lower price!
2016 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. $19 Our Price $4.95

2018 Mas de Daumas Gassac Rosé Frizant

Producer Notes: A genuine rosé sparkling wine – it could almost be a fruit juice – delights the palate with lively fine bubbles, smooth fruity aromas, freshness thanks to its low alcohol content! Serve Daumas Gassac “Rosé Frizant” well-chilled to quench thirst, indulge the taste-buds and banish gloom! Serve between 4°and 6°C. GRAPE VARIETIES: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Mourvèdre, Pinot noir, Sauvignon, Petit Manseng et Muscat. $27 Our Price $24.99


Winemaker Notes: Clean and brighter nose and taste. Fresh lemon, lime, mango , green apple, and chalky mineral finish. $22

Wine Enthusiast 93 Points
2017 Blue Rock Vineyards Baby Blue Alexander Valley 2017

This juicy wine is a blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon and 28% Merlot, with smaller amounts of Petit Verdot, Syrah, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Grippy, youthful tannins lend structure and length around tones of integrated oak, rich blueberry and strawberry. $30 Our Price $24.99 (Arrives 10/8/20)

Wine Spectator 92
 Russian River Valley 2017

Plush and rich-tasting, with a deep well of dark cherry, plum tart and dried berry flavors, matched to firm acidity and tannins. Sandalwood accents show on the creamy finish. Drink now through 2024. —Kim Marcus. $38 Our Price $23.99

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

Antonio Galloni 98 pts
Realm 2018 The Bard Napa Red

The 2018 The Bard is fabulous and also one of the very finest wines I have ever tasted from Realm. Vertical structure, power and explosive energy infuse the 2018 with tremendous character. Inky dark fruit, chocolate, leather, licorice and lavender are some of the many notes that run through the 2018. This is the first vintage that includes a dollop of Petite Sirah from Bourn. It is also the first vintage in which a portion of the wine was aged in concrete eggs, which seems to add tension and a palpable sense of vibrancy. The Bard is a blend of 40 different lots, everything from Calistoga to Coombsville, a marriage of elements that works so well. Although none of these wines could be referred to as inexpensive, The Bard is a tremendous relative value within the context of high-end Napa Valley. I loved it. The blend is 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 2% Petite Sirah. $145 (In stock)

Wine Spectator 95
MASSOLINO Barolo 2016

A stream of pure, juicy cherry fruit is at the heart of this red, along with mineral, tobacco and wild herb notes. Firm and tightly wound, with a matrix of dense, refined tannins for support. All the elements are in the right proportions, this just needs time. Best from 2023 through 2045. From Italy. —B.S. $53. Our Price $42.99

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