Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

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The Wines of This Week's Tasting:

Distinctive BBQ Wines and a Special Pinot
August 28, 2019



2016 Cave Mont Blanc, Blanc de Morgex et de La Salle ExtremeVery Good PlusWas $22 Now 16.99; Mixed Case, 15.29; Case, 14.44


2018 Reale Getis Rosato: Deep rose pink. Fresh red fruit flavors and aromas with a floral, spicy note. There is some nuttiness in the long finish. One of our best roses.  Very Good to Excellent.    23.99; Mixed Case, 21.59; Case, 20.39



2016 Saint Cosme Crozes Hermitage smoky and refined, with cherry and cassis fruit underscored by hints of dried herbs and meaty elements. Ample fruit and fine-grained tannins, Wine Advocate24.99; Mixed Case, 22.49; Case, 21.24

2015 Rocca di Castagnoli Chianti Classico: Ruby red. Aromas and flavors of deep cherry, olive blossom and spice. Fine layered texture which recharges every sip. Very balanced finish. Very Good to Excellent 21; Mixed Case, 18.9; Case, 17.85

2016 Feudo Montoni Perricone del Core:  Ruby red with violet highlights. Plum, red fruits with notes of spices, cocoa and licorice. Fresh and round palate with a very attractive balanced finish.  Excellent 25.99; Mixed Case, 23.39; Case, 22.09

2015 Marietta Cabernet Sauvignon Arme; Aroma: a touch of menthol, clean, rather dense, full, rather low toned; Mouth: bright acid, eucalyptus, deep fruit, dense, long finish; Very Good Plus 22.99; Mixed Case, 20.69; Case, 19.54


8/28 BBQ Case: Special, two each of the above wines - $232

Instore only 8-28 BBQ Pack: Special, one each of the above wines - $123

mix any 6- 11 above wines for 10% off

any 12 or more for 15% off

and a bonus…  We will open a bottle of yesterday’s special Pinot Noir offer.

2016 Elk Cove Pike Road Pinot Noir Fairsing Vineyard 

Wine Advocate -" Ripe red and dark berry, baking spice and vanilla aromas, along with a smoky mineral nuance on the powerfully scented nose. Concentrated black raspberry, cherry cola and spicecake flavors show excellent clarity and become sweeter on the back half. Hangs on with strong tenacity on the dark-berry-driven finish, which is framed by fine-grained, slow-building tannins. (22% new French oak) "

Was $50, Now $35

Special case $359.88 (29.99), Half case $191.94 (31.99)


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           - Peter Hemenway