Federal Wine & Spirits

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Read about the wines in this tasting

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Full Flavors Under $20

Praise for the taste and value...
August 31, 2022


The two St Roch wines gave generous fruit and flavor complexity that appealed to most tasters. "Well," said one as he took his first sip of the red's Grenache Syrah blend– this is a lot of wine. It was, as was the creamy, smoky white.

Also, praise for the taste and value of the classic Cline Zinfandel and Moniker Mendocino Chardonnay. The pronounced intense flavors of the Viognier and Cabernet divided tasters. Some loved them; others did not.



2021 Moniker Chardonnay la Ribera; Aroma: fresh, light, firm, clean fine fresh, sweet fruit, oak limned; Mouth: juicy, rich, intense, juicy, intense thick textured, light buttery note, a dark acid note; Very Good Plus 17.99; Case, 14.99

2021 Domaine La Genestriere Viognier; Aroma: fresh fruity juicy, lightly herbal sweet; Mouth: bright, clean forward lively juicy real Viognier minerality; Very Good 17.99; Case, 14.99

2020 Ch Saint Roch Old Vines White; Color: pale green; Aroma: firm, bright, fresh, lifted, saline lifted; Mouth: juicy bright sweet rich, tropical fruit, bright acid, lively and bright, dry apricot, lemon-lime golden apple; Very Good Plus 18.99; Case, 15.99



2020 St. Roch Cotes de Roussillon Villages; Color: very dark black; Aroma: very deep dark, very dark, deep plummy, leathery some brightens; Mouth: clean, bright deep dark plum fruit, juicy low acid rather long, firm and bright full-bodied; Very Good Plus 18.99; Case, 15.99

2020 Piattelli Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon; Color: very dark opaque; Aroma: light fresh clean, a touch reserved, boysenberry, nutty; Mouth: bright, juicy, intense, smooth textured, firm structure, bright finish, long; Very Good Plus 17.99; Case, 14.99

2020 Cline Ancient Vines Zinfandel; Aroma: light, pretty firm, sweet acid, juicy, fresh; Mouth: juicy forward older style zinfandel, fresh acid; Very Good Plus 17.99; Case, 14.99

Full Flavor Red Case 2 of each $195

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