Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

Read our notes on this tasting

Read what our customers thought

The Wines of This Week's Tasting:

Sonoma Winemaker Byron Kosuge
June 19, 2024



2022 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast; Aroma: Heady, rich, and intense with herbal notes; Mouth: Clean sweet forward, intense, dry minerally, firm, lean acidity, good length; Very Good - Excellent $43; Prearrival Case, $35



2022 Pinot Noir Rose; Color: very light clean fresh; Aroma: fresh rounded fresh, a touch of melon; Mouth: clean, bright, nice lemony acidity, clean finish, long; Very Good Plus $23.99; Prearrival Case, $19.99



2022 Gamay Noir Carneros; Color: medium dark; Aroma: Lightly mineral, lightly herbal, herbal and nuanced, deep layered, light pretty lift; Mouth: Clean, light bright but with layered quality, bright acid, good intensity, young; Very Good Plus $32; Prearrival Case, $26


2021 Pinot Noir El Galpon Carneros; a deeper version of The Shop Very Good Plus $40; Prearrival Case $32


2022 Pinot Noir The Shop Carneros; Color: Medium dark; Aroma: Firm, rounded soft, black fruit, pretty and intense, nicely rich, enveloping; Very Good Plus $43; Prearrival Case, $35


2022 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast; Color: Light red; Aroma: Light fresh, clean, softly herbal, assertive round red fruit, fragrant, raspberry; Mouth: Bright acid, clean, supple, mouth-filling, bright intense, fine acid, very clean, lithe; Very Good - Excellent $45; Prearrival Case, $36


2009 Syrah Hudson; Aroma: heady lifted, aromatic bacon, rich & sweet, tapenade; Mouth: sweet, dense, fine avid, dark, jammy fresh, secondary notes, fine tannins, low toned long; Excellent $45; Prearrival Case, $36


2020 McIntyre Vineyards Dornfelder; Color: very dark black red; Aroma: light, heady, fresh, pretty, juicy, and fine; Mouth: clean, light, angular in the back, firm, heady, richly dense fruit, long; Very Good Plus $37; Prearrival case, $29.99


Mix any 12 bottles at their case prices

These wines are offered before arrival. They will will arrive in early July.


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




downtown on orders more than $75;

in Greater Boston on orders more than $199