Tristan has been a familiar face at Bishop’s Cellar for quite some time. He left for a few years but we’re thrilled to have him working part-time in the shop again. Tristan enjoys keeping his palate sharp and finding the right product for each customer.
Our resident conversationalist, Tristan can engage just about anyone in a quality discussion about wine and spirits. He knows his stuff and enjoys learning more whenever he can. Tristan believes that understanding wine culture helps enrich other parts of his life as well. He’s interested in reading, enjoying new music and films, and brushing up on his kitchen creations.
Tristan Gray's Picks
Notorious for it’s inclement weather, many producers struggled with the 2016 vintage and were unable to produce the quality they were accustomed to. On the other hand, those who kept their yields extremely low and applied their oak judiciously produced many gems and Domaine Larue’s “Vieille Vignes” is certainly among them. The nose is vibrant and bright with white flowers, lemon/lime oils, orchard fruits and a subtle almond richness that belies the flinty mineral seam that drives this wine on the palate. The soul of Saint Aubin is in the tension between the depth of fruit and the strict minerality that keeps it all focused and this wine displays both effortlessly.