Federal Wine & Spirits

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The Wines of This Week's Tasting:

Barbecue, with Special Guests Akiko Shiba and Chris Wichern
June 28, 2017



2016 Domaine Houchart Cotes de Provence Blanc; Aroma: Very clean racy fine acidity   Bright intense ; Mouth: Ripe full with air becomes very dense thick  sweet very intense thick full rich; Very Good Plus 14.99; Mixed Case, 13.49; Case, 12.74



2016 Domaine Fouquette Cotes de Provence Cuvee Rosé d'Aurore ; Aroma: fresh , very pretty, nicely fragrant; Mouth: clean nicely tight firm, ripe fruit , elegant, poised, ba; restrained finish; Very Good Plus 18.99; Mixed Case, 17.09; Case, 16.14



2014 James Bryant Hill Central Coast Pinot Noir: Medium ruby. Aromas and flavors of raspberry, cherry and notes of toast and a silky texture. Very Good Plus  14.99; Mixed Case, 13.49; Case, 12.74

2013 Zenato Alanera Rosso Veronese:  Deep bright ruby. Aromas and flavors of dark cherries, balsam and spice. The richness is balanced by just the right structure. Incredibly versatile with food. I can’t believe I’m saying this at this price- Very Good to Excellent  17.99; Mixed Case, 16.19; Case, 15.29

2014 Ch. Virgile Costieres de Nimes Cuvee l'Eneide; Aroma: very heady very rich dense, light oak, rather extracted, heady very clean, , pretty, floral rosy, rather oaky; Mouth: smooth very rich oaky , rather dense fleshy extracted, , rather firm, , rather dense, thick long ; Very Good Plus 19.99; Mixed Case, 17.99; Case, 16.99 

2013 Dievole Chianti Classico: Deep ruby. Aromas and flavors of dark cherry, leather tobacco and spice with notes of flowers and balsa, Great depth in the long finish. Very Good to Excellent  18.99; Mixed Case, 17.09; Case, 16.14


6-28 BBQ Case: Special, two each of the above wines - $181

Instore only 6-28 BBQ Pack: Special, one each of the above wines - $96


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