Federal Wine & Spirits

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The Wines of This Week's Tasting:

Cool Cool-Climate Pinot Noirs
March 4, 2020


2017 Chemistry Pinot Noir; Color: light vivid red black; Aroma: clean light rather mineral, , pretty,  an herbal note; Mouth: juicy nicely intense fine, acid, rounded thick textured, plum, fine acid tannins, young; Very Good Plus 16.99; Mixed Case, 15.29; Case, 14.44


2017 Maison l'Envoye Pinot Noir Two Messengers; Aroma: plump rather dense very sweet , heady rather dense, fullish; Mouth: smooth clean rounded fullish, nicely crisp, juicy & firm firm, Higher toned but soft; Very Good Plus 29.99; Mixed Case, 26.99; Case, 25.49


2014 Maison l'Envoye Pinot Noir The Attaché; Aroma: very dark, rather dense, full, heavy lightly aromatic oak, , lightly heady ; Mouth: juicy rather dense, bright acid,  clean, firm, dense, nice depth, bright acid rather clean, dense ; Very Very Good Plus 40; Mixed Case, 36; Case, 34


2014 Colene Clemens Pinot Noir Margo; Color: light red black; Aroma: pretty, very intense on the attack, very concentrated, blackberry plump, resolves into linear, direct ; Mouth: clean very juicy & ripe pretty & lifted , lithe and quick, long ,leaves an almost sweet impression on the finish; Very Good Plus Was $37 Now, 29.99; Mixed Case, 26.99; Case, 25.49


2016 Ken Wright Pinot Noir Savoya; Aroma: spicy wood, very heady, rich intense, spicy & rich, very concentrated; Mouth: thick to the palate, nicely extracted with fine wood notes, thick finish wood with some wood tannins; Very Good - Excellent  Was 49; Mixed Case, 44.1; Special Case of 6 39.99


2016 Matrot Blagny La Piece Sous La Bois

Neal Martin, Vinous “a gorgeous, beautifully defined bouquet with brambly red fruit, mulberry, faint seashell scents and a touch of pot pourri. This is very complex. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin, supple and beautifully focused with real weight and density towards the finish, allied with unerring elegance that does this appellation proud.

William Kelly Wine Advocate â€“ “wafting from the glass with aromas of sweet cherries, redcurrant, candied peel and warm spices. On the palate, it's medium-bodied, with the chalky tannins and tangy acids that distinguish this site, concluding with a saline, mineral finish.”


Was $90 , Now $59 Net 2 cases only


3-4 Cool Pinot Case 2 each of the above wines $399

3-4 Cool Pinot Pack 1 each of the above wines $215


Or Mix any 12 for 15% off

Any 6 for 10% off

(Blagny can mix but does not discount)


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