Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

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Classic Wines at Everyday Prices. People liked the crisp well defined precision of last week’s wines, but more than that their incredibly low wallet-friendly prices.
October 2, 2019


The most purchased were the mature Laurens River Bordeaux blend, well defined and smooth Cabernet Franc, and the razor crisp Sauvignon Blanc.

Oh, also the Olive Oil, a surprise favorite for many tasters.

The Sauvignon Blanc is crisp and linear, as much Loire-like as it is New World. The Cabernet Sauvignon is firm with light dusty tannins. The Cabernet Franc has a lithe delicacy that is more Bordeaux then Loire, with the same precision is the Cabernet.

The 2010 Laurens River Valley, a blend of half Cabernet Franc, a third Merlot with Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit their dough, is extraordinarily finely sculpted wine for a very reasonable price. It has become a staple here since we first showed it last winter.

Their Extra Virgin Olive Oil is fine also. I have been enjoying the bottles I brought back with me. We have secured a small amount for the tasting.



2019 Morgenster Sauvignon Blanc; Aroma: fresh rather clean, light tropical note; Mouth: clean sweet acid rather pretty, clean, light spritz, fresh, light pretty fine acid, clean long fresh, light clean long lemon; Very Good Plus 16.99; Mixed Case, 15.29; Case, 14.44



2016 Morgenster Cabernet Franc; Color: dark opaque, medium depth; Aroma: heady sweet , herbal acid fresh fruit; Mouth: clean light sweet acid, fine tannins, herbaceousnesss nicely balanced, light smokiness that air turns clean  & light,  finely tuned; Very Good Plus 15.99; Mixed Case, 14.39; Case, 13.59

2014 Morgenster Cabernet Sauvignon; Color: Deep dark; Aroma: Heady rather sweet plummy, spicy acid s]edge; Mouth: Clean acid rather finer, , bright firm, well structured precise; Very Good Plus 15.99; Mixed Case, 14.39; Case, 13.59

2010 Morgenster Lourens River Valley; Color: medium dark rather dense; Aroma: heady sweet clean, clean rather herbal clean, lightly pretty, heady fine acidity, rather firm; Mouth: clean spicy acid, bright clean rather fine aid, pretty medium bodied, clean long; Very Good - Excellent 19.99; Mixed Case, 17.99; Case, 16.99



Morgenster Extra Virgin Olive Oil importer’s notes“An intensely fruity oil tastes of artichokes, green apples and almonds followed by a long, peppery finish.”     21.99


mix any 6- 11 of the above for 10% off

any 12 or more for 15% off


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           - Len Rothenberg