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The Wines of This Week's Tasting:

Spicy Mediterranean Reds
April 11, 2018


2013 Librandi Duca San Felice Ciro Rosso Riserva: Bright ruby. Cherries with notes of fig and tobacco. Substantial and well structured with a long spicy finish. Very Good Plus to Excellent 18.99/bottle 17.09/mixed case 16.14/case

2014 Sardus Pater Is Arenas Carignano del Sulcis Riserva: Ruby red. Spicy, with red berries, sage and rosemary. Notes of violet over fresh elegant tannins. Touch of salinity in the long finish   Very Good Plus to Excellent  28/bottle 25.20/mixed case 23.80/case

2014 Quinta de Ventozelo Douro Reserva: Dark red. Plum and red berries with a balsamic floral character. Vanilla, spice and white pepper with smooth tannin in the finish. Needs to breath. Very Good Plus to Excellent   21/bottle 18.90/mixed case 17.85/case

2014 Bodegas Juan Gil Orowines Bluegray Priorat: Dark red. Concentrated plum, licorice with notes of cardamom, dark chocolate and toasty oak.  Very Good Plus to Excellent 24/bottle 21.60/mixed case 20.40/case

2014 Alpha Estate Xinomavro Hedgehog Vineyard:  Purple ruby. Cherries, leather, pepper and clove. Full bodied and tannic with blackberry and quince in the long finish.  Very Good Plus to Excellent. 26/bottle 23.40/mixed case 22.10/case

2015 Pelissero Langhe Nebbiolo: Bright ruby. Cherries, roses, hazelnut and white pepper. Lightly smoky and balsamic and a balanced finish. Very Good Plus to Excellent 23.00/bottle 20.70/mixed case 19.55/case


Special six pack: One bottle of each of the above for a special price of $127

Special case: Two bottles of each of the above for a special price of $240


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           - Peter Hemenway