Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

Read about the wines in this tasting

This Week's Tasting

Make It a Federal Case
November 20, 2019

Sometimes you serve a crowd at your holiday meal. That's no reason to stint quality or to serve boring wines. This week two whites and four reds that  jump out as flavorful companions for richer foods.

The Federal Case

 

We will taste a sampling from the Federal Cases wines

 

This year's might be our  best yet. They combine some tried and true favorites our customers' tasting favorites and some limited release discoveries. You and your friends are sure to love these carefully selected wines. Each comes with descriptions of the wines. They make wonderful gifts that will show your good taste and appeal to that of those who get them

 

The 2019 Federal Case

 

They deliver a lot of flavor at a very reasonable price. The 2019 version over-delivers even more. It includes a creamy Soave, a great vintage red burgundy, warm broad Cabernet, a clean modern Monterey Chardonnaya hearty Cotes du Rhone Villages, and the Spanish sparkler that many mistake for champagne.

It's a collection of 12 stunning wines at a bit over  $16 a bottle.

 

Sparkling

 

Bohigas Cava

Clean, precise & pointed

 

White

 

2018 Morgenster Sauvignon Blanc

Clean, lively, and crisp

2017 Pala Vermentino di Sardegna I Fiori

Extended skin contact makes this a light & lively orange wine

2018 Tenuta Santa Maria Soave Lepia

All premium Garganega, apple, pear melon, flowers, delicate spice. Medium body

2015 Brand P’tite Paysan Chardonnay

Fine clean new wave Monterey chardonnay

017 Domaine des Coutures Saumur Blanc L'Insolente

Peach & pear in a lively dry Chenin Blanc

 

Red

 

2017 Perrachon Morgon Corcelette t

Joyous elegant Cru Beaujolais

2016 Boislauzon Cotes du Rhone Villages

full and hearty southern Rhone

2016 Mesoneros di Castilla Ribero del Duero

Rich, deep tempranillo

2017 Smith & Hook Cabernet Sauvignon

Warm broad Central Coast Cab

2017 Domains de Courbissac Minervois Les Traverses

Pinot-like precision in a southern French red

2017 Guidobono Nebbiolo

Red fruit, flowers, spice

 

and a Federal Wine Corkscrew

$199 Net

 

The 2019 Federal Executive Case

 

The Federal Executive Case  goes up a notch with some of the best wines we have tasted at their prices this year, including an estate champagne, a Barolo, fine chianti, mature single vineyard red Burgundy, an estate white burgundy from a fine commune, an extremely popular dry Abruzzese white, a rich 2015 St. Emilion among the wines that are sure to please discriminating palates. 

 

JM Labruyere Champagne Brut Prologue

Guide Hachette rated it better than Dom Perignon 

 

White

 

2015 Byron Kosuge Chardonnay Sonoma Coast

A master winemaker’s poised and juicy micro-cuvee

2017 Terlano Sauvignon Winkl

Dramatic Sauvignon Blanc with character

2015 Moulin des Moines Pernand Vergelesses Les Combottes

elegant and fine estate white Burgundy

2018 Alphonse Mellot Sancerre la Moussiere

mineral Sauvignon Blanc from one of the region’s best producers

 

Red

 

2015 Ch. Tour Saint Cristophe St. Emilion

Generously wooded in a great vintage

2016 Pike Road Pinot Noir Fairsing Vineyard

Rich, deep single vineyard Pinot

2015 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Bucerchiale

First class Tuscan sangiovese everyone loves

2053 Oddero Barolo 

Great Barolo family in a great vintage

2015 Domaine  Coillot Marsannay les Boivins

Elegantly poised and pretty burgundy

2014 Tenuta Saint Antonio Amarone

Sumptuous generous 

2014 Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignon 1882 

Classic Napa Cabernet

 

and a Federal Wine corkscrew

$389 Net

 

Delivery on either free in Greater Boston

 

Order by phone at 617.367.8605, or reserve here: order@federalwine.com

Please pass this on to any friends who are wine enthusiasts!

 

           - Len Rothenberg