Federal Wine & Spirits

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The Wines of This Week's Tasting:

Beppe Caviola and his Barolo
May 1, 2019


Ca Viola

2016 Langhe Riesling: Yellow. White flower, peach, citrus, notably grapefruit. Fresh acidity and minerality. Very Good to Excellent38/bottle

2016 Dolcetto d’Alba “Vilot”: Ruby red. Fresh fruit, note of blackberry. Smooth, agile, fresh and balanced. Very Good Plus18.99/bottle

2016 Barbera d’Alba “Brichet”: Ruby red. Plums, fresh fruit, notes of dried mushroom. Approachable and supple with good acidity. Very Good Plus Plus21/bottle

2015 Barbera d’Alba “Bric du Luv”: Ruby red. Dark cherry, violets. Smooth texture and elegance, complex finish. Will age well. Very Good to Excellent. 48/bottle

2014 Barolo “Caviot”:Ruby red, garnet highlights. Cherries, violets, balsamic notes with spice. Complex and silky texture. Harmonious structure with succulent tannin. Very Good to Excellent. 48/bottle

2013 Barolo “Sottocastello di Novello”: Ruby red garnet. Balsamic, spicy, forest floor menthol. Deep cherry fruit and roses, slightly smoky. Long, complex, powerful finish. Excellent72/bottle


5/1/19 Special mixed case: Two bottles each of the above wines for a special price of $418

5/1/19 Mixed pack: Special, one each of the above wines: $222

or mix any 6- 11 in stock wines for 10% off

any 12 or more for 15% off


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