Federal Wine & Spirits

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Delicious New Arrivals

People found value and lots of flavor in three of the wines.
February 22, 2023


Reasonably Priced New Arrivals


People found value and lots of flavor in three of the wines. They liked the roundness of and piquancy of the dry 2019 Bourillon d'Orleans Vouvray, the smooth intriguingly herbal flavor of the 2021 Askos Masseria Li Veli Susumaniello and the depth and power of the 2020 Flauzieres Gigondas Four Danuga. Of course their reasonable prices didn’t hurt either. 



2019 Bourillon d'Orleans Vouvray Sec Montgouverne la Coulee d'Argent; Aroma: heady creamy peach, intense, relatively firm, heady very dense, peachy, full; Mouth: dense spicy fullish, dry but heady & full, long full finish; Very Good Plus $21; Case, $17.899

2020 Danjou-Banessy Cotes Catalanes Blanc Coste; Aroma: heady and rich, fragrant, forward and fragrant; Mouth: clean fine, elegant, very pretty, very pure, bright acid, herbal, fresh fruit, good length, poised and lifted, crystalline, and pure; Very Good - Excellent $32; Case, $27



2020 Leonardo Bussoletti Ciliegiolo Narni Brecciaro: Bright ruby. Aromas and flavors of red fruit and wild underbrush. The finish shows flowers and spice, and the wine has balanced structure and texture. Excellent 23.99, case 20.39

2021 Masseria Li Veli Susumaniello : Deep ruby. Blackberry, mint, olive, licorice, espresso, and lavender. Balanced structure with a frame of silky tannin. Medium to full-bodied and a long spicy finish. Lots of character Excellent 23.99/bottle, Case 20.39

2020 Barale Fratelli Langhe Nebbiolo: Ruby with garnet rim. Deep aromas and flavors with dark cherry, violets, tar, and Asian spice. Elegant structure and balanced tannins in a long textured finish Excellent $29.99, case 25.99

2020 Mas des Flauzieres (Benoit) Gigondas Four Danuga; Color: very dark, dense; Aroma: heady and bright, firm drive, heady dark fruit; Mouth: clean sweet, medium-bodied, saturated thick dark fruit, great depth rose note on the finish; Very Good Plus $27.99; Case, $23.99


New arrivals case: Special two each of the above wines - $269

Or mix your own case; any 12 bottles at their case prices


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These wines (except futures) and any wine in stock assort as follows:

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