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This Week's Tasting

The June Federal Case
June 8, 2022

Tasty Somethings for Everyone


Wine Tasters

Federal WineLine



Wednesday, June 8 4:30 - 6:30

The June Federal Case








2020 Vetriccie Bianco

Suavely French, Zestily Italian

Corsica Is a land of contrasts. Mountains jostle the Mediterranean; France and Italian culture come together, viz this absurdly underpriced white. Vermentino and Chardonnay. is a blend of Italian and French varieties. Grown between mountain and sea, It's 

For aperitif, salads, shelled or finned fish, goat cheese.

2020 Vetriccie Bianco; Aroma: heady citric lemon over pear; Mouth: juicy fresh, very summery, fat, good acidity, lively & rounded. good length; Very Good 12.99; Case, 10.99


2020 Jo Landron Muscadet Amphibolite

"Relaxed and Invigorating"

So said the Revue du Vin de France. It was 'Love at first taste 'for them, Us too. This latest release from the magnificently mustachioed master of Muscadet is a sure pleaser, fleshy enough to satisfy those who want a rich palate, with a nutty acidity that will pair with anything from river or ocean. With the scarcity of Sancerre, think as the French do, go downriver to Muscadet.

2020 Jo Landron Muscadet Amphibolite; Aroma: Reserved to start, clean light acid; Mouth: Rounded fruit, citrus, and saline light barrel, and earth notes, ripe, rounded acid on a long finish; Very Good Plus 18.99 Case, 15.99

2020 Haarmeyer Chenin Blanc SRV Sutter Ranch St. Rey

Fruit and Sole

Chenin Blanc is coming into its own. This one is much rounder than Loire valley versions. In California's Clarksburg, the Haarmeyer family picks for optimum balance between acidity, sweetness, flavor, and phenolic ripeness. Little sulfur and natural yeast. They even gently foot-tread the grape. In 2020 they got a soulful wine with voluptuous peach fruit nicely framed by vibrant acidity. Refreshing by itself, it will go with salads, white meats, fish, and spicy Asian dishes

2020 Haarmeyer Chenin Blanc SRV Sutter Ranch St. ReyOrganic; Color: very light, clean, pretty; Mouth: fleshy, bright acid, very lush & peachy, good finish; Very Good Plus 18.99; Case, 15.99




2021 Domaine la Blaque Pierrevert Rose

Fragrant and fresh

Domaine La Blaque From a tiny high-altitude part of Provence, this is a leaner, crisper livelier Roses, made by adding Vermentino to a base of Cinsault and subjecting them to an extended cool maceration and fermentation. It spoke to us. It is lively and exciting, with more finesse than most we have tasted. Piquant and a palate enlivening acidity.

2021 Domaine la Blaque Pierrevert RoseOrganic- Biodynamic; Color: light rose; Aroma: clean pretty, very fresh, elegant, fresh, pretty, nice mineral and acid; Mouth: rich rounded fleshy, very nice spicy, fruity, good weight, and breadth of fruit, very bright, very clean peach notes; Very Good Plus 19.99; Case, 16.99




2019 Golden West Pinot Noir The Promise

A Red for All Reasons

From higher altitude vineyards along the Columbia River, this Pinot has it all Darl pacific Northwest dark fruit, has both more body and balance than any other we have tasted at anywhere near its price. You can drink it cool or warm, with a wide variety of foods from salmon to bbq.

2019 Golden West Pinot Noir The PromiseOrganic; Color: medium-dark, unfiltered; Aroma: heady and sweet, dense, clean & firm; Mouth: juicy dark fruit rounded sweet, nicely offset by a nice acid core rather long; Very Good Plus19.99; Mixed Case, 17.99; Case, 16.99


2020 Mauro Molino Langhe Nebbiolo:

100% Nebbiolo, Peter’s Favorite Grape

Mauro Molino is a traditional Barolo estate in the beautiful village of La Morra. Wines labeled "Nebbiolo" are very high, quality, approachable style wines. This wine is top-notch for BBQ, particularly steaks.

2020 Mauro Molino Langhe Nebbiolo: Bright light ruby. With modest grip, aromas, and flavors of rose, violets, deep fruit, and medium tannins. Good balance. Very Good to Excellent 19.99; Case, 16.99


June Federal Case $189

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