Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

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The Wines of This Week's Tasting:

Wines from the Federal Cases
November 15, 2023


The 2023 Federal Cases

On Sale at 2020 prices


         This year's Federal Case is incredible at its sale price. From Oregon to Sicily, from Napa Valley to the slopes of an active volcano, an eclectic dozen that had been or tasted like much more expensive wines. 

To start, cava you could mistake for champagne, a Bordeaux Sauvignon Blanc, two Italian seafood wines, crisp white burgundy, and a dry Austrian Riesling.

         The reds: A winning savory Pinot Noir, a fill and balanced Bordeaux, The best syrah we have found at the price, classic Chianti and Dolcetto from Tuscany and Piedmont, and a red Loire find that became a sleeper of a customer favorite.

 A  collection of twelve stunning wines at well under $20 a bottle, plus a Federal Wine corkscrew to open them. 




Bohigas Cava Brut Reserva

Exceptional champagne-like sparkler




2021 Clavolich Pecorino Aries

Dry, aromatic, and flavorful rare Piedmont grape


2019 Brundlmayer Riesling Steingraben 

From Austria, Light rounded dry 


2021 Burgaud Beaujolais Lantignie Chardonnay

Classic, crisp, and dry white burgundy


2021 Ch Thieuley Bordeaux Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc, grapefruit, melon & herb


2021 Argiolas Costamolino Vermentino 

Refreshingly crisp, with floral citrus 




2020 Matthew Fritz Pinot Noir, Sta Lucia Highlands 

Evocatively aromatic Pinot Noir


2020 Negro- Lorenzo Langhe Dolcetto

Licorice and violets


2020 D de Dauzac Bordeaux

Smooth, full, and balanced Claret


2020 Emilio Moro Ribera del Duero Resalsa

Smooth and hearty Tempranillo


2021 Surrau Cannonau di Sardinia

Smooth also, with notes of raspberry and white pepper


2022 Domaine Pieblanc Cotes du Rhone Syrah

Real Syrah character- Complex, spicy 


and a Federal Wine Corkscrew


$239, Sale $199 Net


The 2023 Federal Executive Case

Save 20% over retail prices


         This year's Executive Case includes some of the year's favorites also

To wit, our most popular champagne, a fine vintage estate premier cru white burgundy, full Sancerre, and vermentiono that was an overwhelming tasting favorite.

         The reds are a fine Barolo from an exciting young producer, an estate single-vineyard Burgundy Pinot Noir, a fine chianti, and a bold Chateauneuf, and an aged mature  Bordeaux

 They are sure to please discriminating palates. 




Labruyere Prologue Extra Brut

Grower single vineyard champagne - Our most popular  




2021 Lunae Colli di Luni Vermentino Black Label

 Simply delicious, a customer favorite in our tastings


2021 Brewer Clifton Chardonnay Santa Rita Hills

New California a Chardonnay, clean, dry, and crisp


2021 Gueguen Chablis Vaucopins 1er Cru

Rich, layered white burgundy


2022 Alphonse Mellot Sancerre La Moussiere

A classic from one of the regregion'sst 


2019 Francois Chidaine Montlouis Clos Habert 

Rich, savory Chenin Blanc from a Loire Master




2020 Collot Marsannay Charmes Aux Pretres

Elegant Burgundian Pinot Noir



2016 Luigi Oddero Barolo Convento

One of the hot new producers in Piedmont


2018 Selvapiana Chianti Rufina Riserva Bucerchiale

The very expression of pure Tuscany


2018 Muga Rioja Reserva

Savory lyered, tempranillo


2005 Ch Grand Corbin d’Espagne St Emilion Grand Cru Classe

Mature classed growth Bordeaux


2016 Lou Frejau Chateauneuf du Pape

Rich, hearty, savory traditional  Chateauneuf du Pape


with a Federal Wine corkscrew and a champagne preserver


$425 Net


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



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


           - Peter Hemenway




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