Federal Wine & Spirits

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The Wines of This Week's Tasting:

BBQ II; The Italians
August 22, 2018



2014 Garofoli Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Podium: Bright straw. Peach, pear and green apple with citrus and almond. Layered texture and a long finish. Excellent 26.99; Mixed Case, 24.29; Case, 22.94

2009 Colombera Timorosso Il Montino:  Straw gold. White flowers, stone fruit and intense minerality. Complex, layered texture with a still fresh finish. Excellent  40; Mixed Case, 36; Case, 34



2013 Buglioni Valpolicella Ripasso: Ruby red. Cherry with notes of licorice, cinnamon and pepper. Structured velvet tannins and a long fruity finish. Very Good to Excellent 26.99; Mixed Case, 24.29; Case, 22.94

2016 G.D. Vajra Langhe Nebbiolo: Ruby. Cherry, strawberry, flowers and spice with natural structure and great balance. Smooth tannins. Very Good to Excellent 24.99; Mixed Case, 22.49; Case, 21.24

2015 Pagliarese Chianti Classico Riserva:  Ruby. Round and full Sangiovese with notes of violet, dark cherry and wild herbs. Balance is great and the finish is very long. All supported by great structure. Excellent  34; Mixed Case, 30.6; Case, 28.9

2015 Le Terrazze Rosso Conero Riserva Sassi Neri: Deep ruby red. Supple cherry aromas and flavors with notes of balsamic underbrush and dried flowers. Full and complex on the palate and a spicy finish. Excellent 38; Mixed Case, 34.2; Case, 32.3


Italian BBQ Case: Special, two each of the above wines - $325

Instore only Italian BBQ Pack: Special, one each of the above wines - $172

Or mix your own

 Any six - 11 bottles of the above for a 10% discount

 Any twelve bottles of the above for a 15% discount


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           - Peter Hemenway