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Tasty Weekday Wines

The 2015 Masseria Li Veli Primonero was the clear favorite last week. people agreed with Peter's notes below and thought it had a lot of substance and character for a very low price.
June 7, 2017


Otherwise people's choices depended on taste and style. The white 2016 Daguet Sauvignon Blanc and red 2015 Stephane Aviron Beaujolais Villages were both light and pretty. One taster said, accurately in our unbiased opinion, that the beaujolais was eactly what Beaujolais should be. Drink lightly chilled.

The Sables Fauves and Felines Jourdan Picpoul de Pinet are both wines of distinctive flavors and spice. They intrigued some people but did not others.

Quite a few people liked the 2015 Ch. Memoires Bordeaux, an excellent harbinger of what that highly praised vintage will bring in Bordeaux. we have about a case left.



2016 Daguet Sauvignon Blanc (Atlantique); Color: very pale; Aroma: light floral lemon-lime, subdued fresh mineral; Mouth: clean light very fresh pretty fine acidity, lifted fresh and light, clean; Very Good 9.99; Mixed Case, 8.99; Case, 8.49

2015 Laballe Sables Fauves Blanc; Aroma: Heady, full, very rich; Mouth: Thick bright acid clean, herbal, nutty dry; Very Good 10.99; Mixed Case, 9.89; Case, 9.34

2015 Felines Jourdan Picpoul de Pinet; Aroma: fleshy, fresh rather clean, firm; Mouth: juicy tight apple acidity, fleshy & lively long; Very Good Plus 12.99; Mixed Case, 11.69; Case, 11.04



2015 Stephane Aviron Beaujolais Villages; Aroma: fresh fruity, bright acidity, elegant; Mouth: clean light fresh, pretty, fine acid tannins, elegant; Very Good Plus 14.99; Mixed Case, 13.49; Case, 12.74

2015 Masseria Li Veli Primonero: Deep red. Aromas of dark fruit, balsam and spice. Medium to full bodied with no rough edges and surprising length. Very Good 10.99/bottle 9.89/mixed case 9.34/case

2015 Ch. Memoires (Bordeaux); Aroma: juicy forward, fresh clean lively; Mouth: juicy forward fresh very nice & clean,, light pretty, fresh juicy long plum; Very Good 12.99; Mixed Case, 11.69; Case, 11.04


6-7 Weekday Wines Case: Special, two each of the above wines - $125

Instore only 6-7 Weekday WinesPack: Special, one each of the above wines - $66

The above might incur a delivery charge if ordered alone


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            - Len Rothenberg


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