Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

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Light, Lite, Lit - Summery Values

With one exception, the wines were generally very popular; we just have bottles left for most.
August 10, 2022


Value seemed to be the favorite. The two inexpensive white wines were much purchased; the Konstantin frank Chardonnay Riesling for zing, the WildSong Sauvignon Blanc for value and balance.

People did like the other wines also, but none had the strong imprimatur of the others. Of note, both the Albarino and the Emilio Moro Ribera opened and gained in composure as they got air through the tasting than they have been at the beginning.

Opinion on the 2021 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Rosato:was divided It too was rather closed at the beginning of the tasting, but open nicely towards the end. Earlier tasters were less enthused; later tasters liked it quite a lot. 



2020 Wildsong Sauvignon Blanc; Aroma: lightly grassy, clean pretty, fresh, lemony clean; Mouth: clean, fresh, slightly minty, sweet fruit, clean light fresh, lemony fresh, light and refreshing, citrus finish, good length; Very Good 13.99; Case, 11.99

2020 Dr. Konstantin Frank Chardonnay- Riesling Salmon Run; Aroma: on first note Chardonnay, the next Riesling; Mouth: juicy and lively bright acid edged, but full in the mouth; Very Good 14.99; Case, 12.99

2021 Lafage Cotes de Roussillon Centenaire Blanc; Mouth: juicy and bright,t clean, firm, clean, and racy fine acid good length; Very Good Plus 18.99; Case, 15.99

2021 Anselmo Mendes Alvarinho Contacto Vinho Verde; Aroma: soft and generously fruity, a touch of lime and flint; Mouth: thickish bright acid, zesty, fine, nicely fleshed, intense lime; Very Good Plus 23.99; Case 20.99



2021 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Rosato: Bright pink. Freshness and complexity with plum and flowers accented with spice. The net effect is luminosity with refined joy. Very Good-Excellent 23.99 Case 20.99



2020 Emilio Moro Ribera del Duero Finca Resalso; Color: very dark; Mouth: juicy bright, intense, nicely fruity, bright acid, intense, fruity, and forward; Very Good Plus 19.99; Case, 16.99


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