Federal Wine & Spirits

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The Wines of This Week's Tasting:

Fine Wines Under $30
October 23, 2019



Domaine Joly Cremant du Jura; Aroma: dusty rather clean pretty,  toasty rather nutty herbal; Mouth: clean toasty rather herbal, fresh fruit, complete; Very Good Plus 26.99; Mixed Case, 24.29; Case, 22.94



2018 Diatom Chardonnay Bar M ; Aroma: rather firm, , green apple acid, , very full, ; Mouth: very smooth, light green apple, clean muted rounded acid, mouth filling, , very ripe but fine acid finish; Very Good - Excellent

Wine Advocate  “an open nose of quince, warm hay, green apple and pear, baker’s yeast, acacia and dried chamomile with white peach and nectarine plus hints of lime peel and crushed stone. Light to medium-bodied, it has a wonderful core of spicy fruit and wicked minerality in the mouth, amplified by juicy freshness and a long, energetic, layered finish. Yum!" 29.99; Mixed Case, 26.99; Case, 25.49

2018 Capofaro Didyme Malvasia Bianco Secco:  All kinds of things happening in this one. The fruit bounces from peach to apricot and lemon with an amazing sea breeze of salinity. There are white flowers, white pepper and an accent of nuts. This defines minerality and balances it all with fresh appetizing acidity.  Excellent  26.99; Mixed Case, 24.29; Case, 22.94  LIMITED



2014 Domaine Joly Cotes du Jura Soupois Pinot Noir; Aroma: fresh very pretty rather , floral, autumnal, , light fresh juicy fruit,  dried cherry, lightly herbal, lilac; Mouth: clean very pretty and pure, lighter in body, clean slightly saline, fine acid pure, tight; Very Good - Excellent 26.99; Mixed Case, 24.29; Case, 22.94

2015 Allegrini La Grola: Bright ruby.  Aromas and flavors of dark cherries, balsam, herbs and spice. Medium body and textured with complexity in the finish.  Very Good  to Excellent  32/bottle  28.80/mixed case  27.20/case

2015 Conterno Fantino Langhe Nebbiolo  Ginestrino:  Bright ruby, light rim. Fresh aromas and flavors, re berries and dark cherries. Quite spicy with notes of bitter herb and forest floor. Just now ready to drink with a long finish.  Very Good to Excellent  34/bottle  30.60/mixed case  28.90/case


$30 Fine Wines  Case: Special, two each of the above wines - $303

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