Federal Wine & Spirits

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The Wines of This Week's Tasting:

Our Picks of New French and California Chardonnays
June 27, 2018




2016 Florent Rouve Arbois Chardonnay; Aroma: deep rather heady full, mineral structure; Mouth: clean light acid, fleshy, deep oak, , leesy, bright acid. intense rather rich; Very Good Plus 19.99; Mixed Case, 17.99; Case, 16.99

2016 Dubreuil-Fontaine Bourgogne Blanc les Crenilles; Aroma: Lightly mineral very fresh clean soft apple pear; Mouth: Fresh clean nice chalky mineral very rich, sweet  bright acid, very good length, long; Very Good Plus 26.99; Mixed Case, 24.29; Case, 22.94

2016 Ch du Pierreclos Macon BussieresOrganic; Aroma: rather broad, very dense fleshy, green apple, firm, lightly clean, mineral very dense concentrated; Mouth: dense sweet fruit, rather pretty fine acidity, sexily textured, bright very fine; Very Good - Excellent 27.99; Mixed Case, 25.19; Case, 23.79

2016 Jacques Girardin Santenay Terres de Bievaux; Aroma: lots of sweet oak, clean saline, spicy acidity, fullish fruit, rather dense, lightly herbal ; Mouth: clean very pure, rather finely limey, lovely prettily firm, strong lemon lime & apple  finish, young and primary now, lots of potential; Very Good - Excellent 41.50; Mixed Case, 36.9; Case, 34.85


2015 Orin Swift Mannequin Chardonnay; Aroma: fresh lightly oaky, light oak deep fruit, heady rather dense, fresh acidity; Mouth: clean bright lime-melon, very bright clean, a sense of richness sense of richness; Very Good - Excellent 32; Mixed Case, 28.8; Case, 27.2

2015 Walter Hansel Chardonnay Meadows Russian river; Aroma: fresh very clean, bright lovely entrancing rather dense; Mouth: clean vibrant juicy bright fresh, lively acidity, very long; Excellent 34; Mixed Case, 30.6; Case, 28.9

Chardonnay Picks Case: Special, two each of the above wines - $310

Chardonnay Picks Pack: Special, one each of the above wines - $164 - may incur delivery charge

Or you can mix

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

 any twelve bottles of the above for a 15% discount

We also will taste a top notch Pulugny Montrachet:

2015 Jean-Louis Chavy Puligny Montrachet Les Folatieres; Color: light green gold; Aroma:sexy deep,very oaky, lightly fresh,  woody , fine clean; Mouth: dense sweet rather fleshy, fullish, fat, clean acid, bright rather firm, tight; Excellent - Outstanding 135; Mixed Case, 121.5; bottles only.


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