Federal Wine & Spirits

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The Wines of This Week's Tasting:

Lighter Reds for a Hotter Summer
July 12, 2017


Lighter Reds for a Hotter Summer


2015 Glassier Schiava: Light ruby. Perfumed fruity aromas and flavors of strawberry, almonds and violets with light tannins and a touch of white pepper. Just the right touch of bitterness in the finish to bring the palate back to the fruit and a second or third glass. Very Good Plus Plus. 26.99/bottle 24.30/mixed case 22.95/case

2015 Domaine Jessiaume Bourgogne; Aroma: Heady rather deep very full, Mouth: Fleshy fresh clean juicy fresh primary, rhubarb note; Very Good Plus 24.99; Mixed Case, 22.49; Case, 21.24

2016 Domaine de Capreoles Beaujolais Lantignie l'Amourgandise - Organic; Aroma: rather fresh very juicy, nicely herbal rather dense, nutty fresh; Mouth: juicy forward, very fresh dark fruit, clean pretty bright acid, vibrant with deep fruit Very Good Plus 17.99; Mixed Case, 16.19; Case, 15.29

2015 Stephane Aviron Cote de Brouilly; Aroma: nicely dense, very full, reserved, plump; Mouth: clean racy at the same time, rich, very fine precise defining acidity; Very Good Plus 18.99; Mixed Case, 17.09; Case, 16.14

2014 Domaine des Huards Cheverny - Organic; Color: light red black; Aroma: herbal, sour cherry with a light note of compote, sweet; Mouth: pretty fine acid, fullish, juicy, nutty clean fine acidity, herbal, refreshing astringency on the finish; Very Good Plus 21.99; Mixed Case, 19.79; limited

2013 Federico Ferrero Dolcetto Galea: Ruby with violet rim. Ripe fruit aromas, with licorice, nuts and violets. Light to medium body and silky tannins to hold it all together. Very Good Plus 14.99/bottle 13.49/mixed case 12.74/case


7-12 Summer Red Case: Special, two each of the above wines - $215

Instore only 7-12 Summer Red Pack: Special, one each of the above wines - $114


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