Federal Wine & Spirits

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The Wines of This Week's Tasting:

Feasting on a Budget
November 8, 2017



2015 Dreyer Sonoma Chardonnay, Sonoma County; Aroma: Fine, herbal, clean pretty and rounded; Mouth: Light clean fresh nice acidity juicy, nicely tart; Very Good Plus15.99; Mixed Case, 14.39; Case, 13.59

2014 Castel Sallegg Gewurztraminer: Straw yellow. Medium bodied with classic aromas and flavors of stone fruits, mint, roses and lychee. Possessing a fine acidity and long dry finish. Very Good Plus 17.99/bottle


2014 Drouhin Fleurie Hospices de Belleville; Color: dark with purple notes; Aroma: heady rather full, very dense; Mouth: deep, nicely chunky smooth, plum notes, long pure Gamay finish; Very Good Plus 19.99; Mixed Case, 17.99; Case, 16.99

2014 Domaine des Terrisses Gaillac Rouge; Aroma: heady sweet rather fresh, nicely herbed, clean firm, dense, pretty; Mouth: clean rounded smooth pretty bright acid fruit, rounded , Fresh herbal notes, firm, nutty finish, long; Very Good Plus 14.99; Mixed Case, 13.49; Case, 12.74

2015 San Felice Chianti Classico: Bright ruby. Medium bodied with balanced flavors ranging from cherry to balsam spice and a nice herbal undertone. Very Good Plus 16.99/bottle

2016 Ch. Platon (Bordeaux); Color: very dark ; Aroma: rather dense, full, very pretty full rich, herbal dense; Mouth: thick very rich sweet very dense & full fat, juicy nice body very clean,well structured and round; Very Good Plus 15.99; Mixed Case, 14.39; Case, 13.59

11-8 Budget Feast Case: Special, two each of the above wines - $174
Instore only 11-8 Budget Feast Pack: Special, one each of the above wines - $92

Some Other Suggestions:

2016 Argiolas Costamolino Vermentino di Sardinia: 15.99/bottle
2015 Loosen Red Slate Dry Riesling 12.99  a steal
2014 Ch Beauregard St. Veran (Burrier) 19.99 New, round and creamy 7 cases only
2016 Tasca d’Almerita Mozia Grillo 23.99  see below

2013 Compass Pinot Noir 15.99
2011 Bordon Rioja Reserva: 19.99
2010 Valle Reale Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Vigneto di Popoli: 18.99/bottle
2015 Brigaldara Valpolicella: 14.99/bottle
2012 Terre Rouge Syrah Cotes de l'Ouest robust California fruit, European sophistication


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           - Peter Hemenway