Federal Wine & Spirits

29 State Street, Boston, MA 02109

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Values and Discounts

A favorite: the intense and vigorous Cune Rioja Reserva. And...
January 31, 2024


The favorites: the intense and vigorous Cune Rioja Reserva.

Several people thought the Esterhazy Gruner Veltliner fantastic value,

and the Barton Bordeaux was very solid at the price.




2021 Esterhazy Gruner Veltliner, an importer’s overstock, solid gruner at a plonk price Was $20 Now 14.99, Case 12.99


2022 Maison Chantal Sancerre

A classic Sancerre in a very pretty style at a reasonable price

Aroma: Light clean, very fresh, clean, light notes of lemon; Mouth: Mineral clean, rather fine acid, a lemon note well defined, grows in the glass; Very Good Plus $37; Case 31.99


2021 Andrew Rich Sauvignon Blanc Willamette

Oregon Sauvignon Blancs can have Loire finesse with California body.

“a lovely bottle, with tart citrus flesh and rind grip and depth, lingering through a lush finish with Key lime, green melon, and wet stone. Outstanding in every way”. Was $30, Now 24.99, special this week, Case, 19.99




2016 L'Impression de Mauvesin Barton(Moulis);

An everyday claret  from the Bartons of Leoville fame made in their inviting style and with some age

Aroma: well structured, very clean layered with a cabernet overtone; Mouth: medium-bodied, nicely concentrated and solid, more suave than most Moulis, with a Barton lilt; Very Good Plus $24.99; Case, $21.


2017 CUNE Rioja Reserva

Classic Reserva Rioja with significant savings

2021 Guiya Penin.” Color: intense cherry. Nose: dried herbs, creamy oak, black fruit. Mouth, Now 24.99; ripe fruit, spice, ripe tannins Was 29.99, Now 24.99, Special this week, case 19.99


2028 Ch de Durette Morgon Cuvee Hommage $24.99, case 21.24

A warm Beaujolais Cru with good depth and breadth

Aroma: very dark rather heady full, sweet heady full; Mouth: juicy and fat, gwith Good acid , and round and Broad; Very Good Plus $24.99; Case, $24.99


Discounts and Values Case: 2 each of the wines $249


For delivery or pick up, mix any twelve or more of these wines at their case prices.

At the tasting purchase any bottles at their case price


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