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The Wines of This Week's Tasting:

Feasting on a Budget
November 13, 2019



2017 Steinschaden Gruner Veltliner Kamptal:  Bright straw with green reflections. A wine of impact and refreshment. Depth and richness with apple. peach, grapefruit and lime blossom accented with white pepper and radish spice. Finishes bone dry with quenching minerality.  Very Good to Excellent  17.99/bottle  16.19/mixed case  15.29/case

2017 Laurent Barth Racines MetissesOrganic; Aroma: heady very dense, rathr thick, very rich low acid deep, ; Mouth: clean ripe rather pretty fine acid, juicy forward, juicy ripe very fleshy, rich gewurz notes; Very Good Plus 17.99; Mixed Case, 16.19; Case, 15.29



2017 Perroud Brouilly Amethyste; Aroma: Pretty rather fine fresh clean edgy; Mouth: pure fine gamay with granite overtones, bright clean pretty, light acid elegant; Very Good Plus 18.99; Mixed Case, 17.09; Case, 16.14

2015 Mesoneros de Castillo Ribera del Duero:  Deep red. Rich cherry fruit and violet and mulberry. Expressive with some power and rich fruit. Long, lightly spicy finish. Very Good to Excellent. 17.99/bottle  16.19/mixed case  15.29/case

2016 Mas Carlot Les Enfants Terribles Costieres de Nimes; Color: very dense almost black; Aroma: very pretty light smoke & red plum; Mouth: juicy rather dense low toned, an anise tinged drive, clean firm, fine acid, bright; Very Good Plus 12.99; Mixed Case, 11.69; Case, 11.04

2016 Grifalco Aglianico del Vulture:  Bright ruby. Red fruits, flowers, garrigue and spice. Long balanced finish with well behaved tannins. Complexity and notable texture.  Very Good to Excellent  16.99/bottle  15.29/mixed case  14.44/case


11-12 Budget Feast  Case: Special, two each of the above wines - $176

Instore only 11-12 Budget Feast Pack: Special, one each of the above wines - $93


….should you want a  Rose,

2018 Ch. Roquefort Côtes de Provence Rose Corail- Organic, Biodynamic; Aroma: Fresh pretty rounded nicely fleshy & floral; Mouth: Clean bright a nice concentration, nice intensity, rather Broad sweet fruit, a light mineral undertone, finishes broad and deep; Very Good Plus 16.99; Mixed Case, 15.29; Case, 14.44


mix any 6- 11 of the above wines for 10% off

any 12 or more for 15% off


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           - Len Rothenberg