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Date Printed: 11/27/2014
The Federalist Zinfandel 2010
The Federalist Zinfandel 2010
(search item no. 118799)

PRICE ON 11/27/2014: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Dark purple. Aromas of red fruits (plum, cherry) and cinnamon spice. The Federalist is mouthfilling with a good entrance and midpalate. Good density, supple tannins, bright acidity and a long, smooth finish.

The Federalist Zinfandel has robust fruit with bright berry fruit character, and its lively acidity allows it to partner well with a wide variety of foods.

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About The Federalist:

The roots of Zinfandel began to take hold in the United States just as the Federalists were establishing our nation’s independence. This Dry Creek Valley estate-grown Federalist Zinfandel is an ode to this noble grape, and a celebration of its decidedly American origin. The robust fruit, bright berry fruit character and lively acidity speak to the distinct characteristics of these bold, strong vines that are inseparably intertwined with the history of the United States itself.

The Federalist's vineyards are located in Sonoma County, California. Owned and managed by the Terlato Family, they have positioned the winery to produce single vineyard and estate wines with a focus on Zinfandel. The Federalist is sourced from 100% estate grown new vines on the estate.

The Federalist's packaging features the leader and most famous Federalist in American history, Alexander Hamilton. The Federalists believed in strong national government, supported modernizing, manufacturing & industrial development, and the use of a tariff to fund the Treasury. They supported a national Bank of the United States, and funding national and state debts incurred during the Revolutionary War. In foreign affairs the Federalists opposed the French Revolution, and sought a strong army and navy. A few other noted Federalists were: James Madison (VA), John Jay (NY), George Washington (VA), and John Adams (MA).