Federal Wine & Spirits

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The Wines of This Week's Tasting:

Six Wines We Loved
June 7, 2023




2021 Grosjean Petite Arvine Vigne Rovettaz Valle d’Aosta: Bright straw with green highlights. Red grapefruit, waxy lime in a dry textured extract highlighted by wisteria and fennel. Bracing acidity and solid structure with real complexity. Surprising saline undercurrent in the finish. Try this with lobster.Excellent Outstanding $33, Case $27.99

2021 Rouvalis Assyrtiko; Aroma: Clean, very firm, heady mineral, and bright with light smoke Mouth: Clean light firm, rounded sweet fruit, slightly smoky, herbal finish, long ripe acid; Very Good - Excellent $23.99; Case, $19.99



2016 Ch De Villeneuve Saumur Champigny Le Grand Clos; Color: very dark, heady and earthy, rather full, earthy a touch of leather full; Aroma: some brightness; Mouth: bright, clean nicely concentrated, forward, very poised; Excellent$40; Case, $34

2018 Robert Foley Charbono; Color: Very dark, almost black; Aroma: Heady full, dark fullish, dense, low toned mochas cream note rather bright; Mouth: Light on entry rather smooth, clean light fresh, fine tannins, bright, rather long, light bright finish, lighter clean fine, lean; Very Good – Excellent $43; Case, $37

2019 Charles Helfenbein Cotes du Rhone St. Julien; Color: very dark, dark black; Aroma: heady and smooth rich, spicy when very heady; Mouth: smooth fine, acid, bright clean intense, very racy, well composed with dark underlying fruit, very long; Very Good Plus $26.99; Case, $22.94

2019 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Bucerchiale Riserva: Bright ruby. Aromas and flavors of dark cherries and small red berries with notes of rose, olive blossom, and lavender. Fresh acidity with great finesse and silky tannins. Amazing layered texture underlying remarkable complexity. Excellent Outstanding $39, case $33


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