Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

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The Wines of This Week's Tasting:

More Exotic Summer Wines
June 6, 2018



2016 Massican Annia; Aroma: heady clean rather herbal, dusty fine, ; Mouth: bright clean rather fine acid, herbal, fine e rather nutty sweet, fruit, lively, clean finish, long; c40; Mixed Case, 36; Case, 34 limited quantity

2016 Albino Rocca La Rocca Cortese: Straw with green highlights. Deeply textural with notes of pear, peach and orange oil. Displays a kind of electric richness with a chalky zesty finish. Excellent  31/bottle 27.90/mixed case 26.35/case


2016 Gurrieri Frappato di Vittoria: Bright ruby. Delicate, flavorful red berry and roses with notes of clove and white pepper. Long soft balanced finish with gentle structure. Very Good Plus Plus 21/bottle 18.90/mixed case 17.85/case

2016 Clos Fornelli La Robe d'Ange Organic; Color: light red with an orange tint; Aroma: lightly minty, lightly minty, rather clean, ; Mouth: bright black cherry. fine texture, medium bodied, spicy acidity, clean forward, juicy, fine light tannins; Very Good Plus19.99; Mixed Case, 17.99; Case, 16.99

2014 Glassier Lagrein Riserva Organic: Deep red. Plum, blackberry, black pepper, cinnamon and leather. Chewy texture, full bodied but not heavy with a nice mineral edge. Very Good Plus to Excellent  27/bottle 24.30/mixed case 22.95/case

2014 Quinta de Ventozelo Douro Reserva: Dark red. Plum and red berries with a balsamic floral character. Vanilla, spice and white pepper with smooth tannin in the finish. Needs to breath. Very Good Plus to Excellent   21/bottle 18.90/mixed case 17.85/case


Exotic Summer Case: Special, two each of the above wines - $273

Exotic Summer Pack: Special, one each of the above wines - $144

 (may incur delivery charge)

Or you can mix

 any six bottles of the above for a 10% discount

 any twelve bottles of the above for a 15% discount


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           - Len Rothenberg