Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

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The Wines of This Week's Tasting:

Great Bargains from Spain
March 13, 2019


Single Vineyard Montepulciano with Some Chaos


2017 Gestoso Just B Albarino:  Cool Atlantic character, good acidity with balsam, fruit and mineral notes. Aged on fine lees for three months. Will have good evolution for 3 to 4 years. Balanced finish. Very Good Plus Plus 17.99/bottle

2015 El Coto Rioja Crianza: Ruby. Cherries, touch of raspberry and notes of herbs. Medium bodied and balanced. Very Good Plus  14.99/bottle

2015 Mariluna Valencia: Bright ruby. Good depth of fruit with a spice note. Some complexity in the finish. Very Good Plus Plus 10.99/bottle

2017 Ferre I Catasus Penedes Cap de Trons: Brambly dark fruit with hints of coffee and pepper. Rich flavors and long finish. Very Good Plus Plus 15.99/bottle

2013 Bodegas Ismael Arroyo Ribera del Duero: Deep ruby. Complex spicy aromatics and rich complex flavors.Cherry, raspberry, herbs and jasmine. Long complex finish. Very Good Plus to Excellent 17.99/bottle

2014 Marques de Murrita Rioja Reserva: Deep earthy notes, balanced well with tart cherry and oaky tannin. long finish. Will drink best in 5-10 years. Very Good Plus-Excellent 24.99/bottle


Spanish Value Case: Special, two each of the above wines - $174

In-store only Spanish Value Pack: Special, one each of the above wines - $91


mix any 6- 11 wines for 10% off

any 12 or more for 15% off


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