November 20th 2020 Newsletter - The Grape Tray

November 20th 2020 Newsletter

WOW-Discounted 57%!
2017 Miner Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley

Winemaker Notes: This crisp Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc is fermented and aged in stainless steel. With aromas of stone fruit and freshly cut herbs followed by grapefruit-melon flavors on the palate, this wine is best enjoyed in its youth. $23 Our Price $9.95 (In Stock!)

Wine Advocate 92 Points
2016 Carmel Road Panorama Pinot Noir

The 2016 Pinot Noir Panorama Vineyard was aged in 28% new French oak for 16 months. It has a pale to medium ruby color with scents of crushed cranberries, red and black cherries, rhubarb, warm earth, black tea leaves, rose petals, dried citrus peel and tree bark—a pretty interplay of ripe fruits and perfumed earthy character. Light to medium-bodied, it's elegant and silky textured in the mouth, with a sturdy frame of grainy tannins and great juicy freshness, finishing long and perfumed. 305 cases produced. $35 Our Price $16.99 (Discounted 51%)

Holiday Hours
Thursday, 11/26/20-Happy Thanksgiving!
Friday, 11/27/20- Closed
Saturday, 11/28/20 10:30AM-4:00PM

Wine Spectator 92
TAITTINGER Brut Champagne Prélude NV

There's a pleasing viscosity to this elegant Champagne, with sleek acidity creating a mouthwatering frame for the flavors of wild cherry, toast point, preserved lemon and honeycomb. Offers a lingering, creamy finish. Drink now through 2023. 300 cases imported. — AN $98 Our Price $75.95

2018 Caymus Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, Magnum

Winemaker Notes: Caymus has a signature style that is dark in color, with rich fruit and ripe, velvety tannins – as approachable in youth as in maturity. We farm Cabernet grapes in eight of Napa’s 16 sub-appellations, with diversification enabling us to make the best possible wine in a given year. Our Cabernet offers layered, lush aromas and flavors, including cocoa, cassis and ripe dark berries. $190/magnum. Our Price $159.95/magnum

2019 Rombauer Carneros Chardonnay, Magnum and 3 Liter Bottles

Winemaker Notes: Pale yellow with a green tinge to the hue. Aromas of yellow peach, mango with a slight citrus note intertwine seamlessly with vanilla and spice. The palate is rich and round, with the mango and vanilla fighting for the lime light, while the cream texture, vanilla and slight butter combine seamlessly. The balanced acidity closes out the finish bringing the multiple components into balance. $69.95/magnum and $173/3 Liter

WOW-Discounted 64%!
2016 Cambria Clone 4 Chardonnay

Winemaker Notes: The Clone 4 Chardonnay is bright and crisp with fresh citrus, apple and white peach fruit characters. The sur lees aging resulted in a slight fullness on the mid-palate that balances the elegant acidity of the wine. $30 Our Price $10.95 (Arrives 11/24/20)

Wine Enthusiast 95 Points
2018 Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay

This robust, full-bodied white holds its weight and pedigree remarkably well, offering an intensely flavored, richly layered experience that seamlessly provides freshness along the way. Apple, cinnamon and nutmeg are complemented by toasted oak and lasting structure. VB. $50

Wine Spectator 93
SILVER OAK Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley 2015

Seductive singed juniper, black tea and sassafras notes lead the way, with mulled blackberry, plum and black currant fruit following along. The fine-grained finish laces everything up with mouthwatering acidity and subtle grip. Drink now through 2031. 19,680 cases made. — JM $125 (Back in stock this afternoon)

Jeb Dunnuck 92 Points
Cattleya Wines Alma de Cattleya Pinot Noir 2018

A blend of sites and clones, all from Sonoma County, the 2018 Pinot Noir was destemmed and brought up in neutral French oak. There were 2,000 cases made. Revealing a medium ruby/translucent purple hue to go with a beautiful nose of spiced strawberries, raspberries, crushed flowers, and violets, it's beautifully textured and medium-bodied, with good acidity and outstanding length. You're going to be hard pressed to find a better Sonoma County Pinot Noir at the price, and it's going to drink brilliantly for 2-4 years. $28 Internet Price $26.99

Wine Advocate 96
2008 Haut-Bailly Pessac Leognan

A candidate for the -wine of the vintage,- the 2008 Haut-Bailly possesses incredible complexity. Tell-tale notes of lead pencil shavings, charcoal, damp earth, black cherries and black currants intermixed with a hint of subtle barbecue smoke are present in this classic, quintessential Graves. Medium-bodied with an emerging, precocious complexity, it is a super-pure, beautifully textured, long wine that can be drunk now or cellared for 20-25 years. Bravo! $149.95 (Back in stock 11/25/20)

Jeb Dunnuck 96 Points
2018 Realm Tempest Proprietary Napa Red

Another multi-vineyard blend in the lineup, the 2018 The Tempest is based on 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon brought up all in French oak. It has a Saint-Emilion-like bouquet of chocolate-covered black cherry and currant fruits interwoven with a beautiful, chalky sense of minerality. Damp earth, tobacco, and loads of floral notes all make an appearance, and this full-bodied beauty has wonderful purity of fruit, good acidity, and ripe, polished tannins. It's beautifully done and will evolve for 15+ years. $135 (Arrives 11/23/20)

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