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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 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’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).

 
 

Fact Sheet

Brand: The Federalist
Founded:
2007
Terlato Representation:
January 2009
Location:

Winery: Healdsburg, California
Vineyard Estate: Dry Creek Valley– Sonoma, California

Brand Capsule:
Flagship Product:
Estate Grown Zinfandel
Price Point:
$25

Wines:

  • Zinfandel Lodi
  • Cabernet Sauvignon Lodi
  • Bourbon Barrel-Aged Zinfandel
  • Bourbon Barrel-Aged Red Blend
  • Zinfandel
  • Bourbon Barrel Aged Red Blend
  • Honest Red Blend
  • Sonoma County Chardonnay
  • Chardonnay
Winemaker:
Vineyard:

The vineyards are located in Sonoma County, California, approximately 80 miles north of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge. Zinfandel is the primary focus of the vineyards with 65% of its production dedicated to this varietal.

Ownership:

The vineyards & winery were founded in 1981. Three friends, John Grace, Mark Rafanelli and Philip Staley joined forces and purchased the site that is now the Alderbrook Estate. In 2000 the Terlato’s were asked to develop a long-range plan to produce world-class wines and market Alderbrook throughout the U. S. The Terlatos purchased a majority share in 2000 and invested in both vineyard sources and winery to provide the winemaking team the best grapes and equipment available. This has helped position the winery to produce single vineyard and estate wines with a focus on Zinfandel.

Chardonnay

Chardonnay

The Federalist chardonnay pays homage to the work of our Federalist Founding Fathers to the U.S. Constitution.  Most notably, John Adams, whose spirit we carry forward with our wines – exposing drinkers to the rich flavors, ripe fruits, and bright acidity of Santa Barbara chardonnay.  It is full-bodied with a long, lingering finish.  Our Chardonnay boasts an oak backbone balanced with big fruit flavors and a nice acidity.  

Wine Notes
Golden
Lemon zest, pineapple and toasted hazelnut
Good entrance with a rich mouth feel and long, lingering finish
Fact Sheet
  • 100% 
    Chardonnay
Malolactic fermentations occur post-primary fermentation. The lees are stirred through malolactic fermentation, and the wine is aged sur lies until blending.
20% new French oak is augmented with American and Hungarian oak. The Hungarian oak mimics French with spicy character and the American rounds it out with a sweeter finish.
8,000
Chardonnay

The Federalist Chardonnay honors the Statue of Liberty. Golden in color, this full-bodied wine displays aromas of lemon, pear, green apple and a hint of cinnamon. It's juicy on the mid-palate with a long finish and crisp, clean acidity.

Wine Notes
Bright, Full-Bodied, Crisp
Lemon, Pear, Green Apple, Spice
Fact Sheet
Chardonnay

The Federalist Chardonnay pays homage to the work of our Federalist Founding Fathers fighting for our country’s liberty. We decided the Statue of Liberty was the best symbol of their accomplishment–she stands tall, exposing drinkers to the full-bodied Mendocino Chardonnay featuring an aroma of lemon, pear and a touch of cinnamon. The perfect wine for light fare, deep conversation and declaring your independence.

Wine Notes
Golden yellow
Pear, green apple and apple pear spice
Nice entrance, juicy mid-palate with a long finish and cleansing crisp acidity
Fact Sheet
  • 100% 
    Chardonnay
Malolactic fermentations occur post-primary fermentation. The lees are stirred through malolactic fermentation, and the wine is aged sur lies until blending.
35% new oak is primarily American and Hungarian oak, with a little bit of French. The Hungarian oak mimics French with Spicy character and the American rounds it out with a sweeter finish
Chardonnay

The Federalist Chardonnay pays homage to the work of our Federalist Founding Fathers fighting for our country’s liberty. We decided the Statue of Liberty was the best symbol of their accomplishment–she stands tall, exposing drinkers to the full-bodied Mendocino Chardonnay featuring an aroma of lemon, pear and a touch of cinnamon. The perfect wine for light fare, deep conversation and declaring your independence.

Wine Notes
Golden yellow
Pear, green apple and apple pear spice
Nice entrance, juicy mid-palate with a long finish and cleansing crisp acidity
Fact Sheet
  • 100% 
    Chardonnay
Malolactic fermentations occur post-primary fermentation. The lees are stirred through malolactic fermentation, and the wine is aged sur lies until blending.
35% new oak is primarily American and Hungarian oak, with a little bit of French. The Hungarian oak mimics French with Spicy character and the American rounds it out with a sweeter finish

Sonoma County Chardonnay

Sonoma County Chardonnay

The Federalist chardonnay pays homage to the work of our Federalist Founding Fathers fighting for our country’s liberty.  We decided the Statue of Liberty was the best symbol of their accomplishment–she stands tall, exposing drinkers to the rich flavors, ripe fruits, and bright acidity of Sonoma chardonnay.  It is full-bodied with a long, lingering finish.  Our Chardonnay boasts an oak backbone balanced with big fruit flavors and a nice acidity.  

Wine Notes
Golden
Lemon curd, pear and cinnamon/clove spiciness
Good entrance with a rich mouth feel and long, lingering finish
Fact Sheet
  • 100% 
    Chardonnay
Malolactic fermentations occur post-primary fermentation. The lees are stirred through malolactic fermentation, and the wine is aged sur lies until blending.
35% new oak is primarily American and Hungarian oak, with a little bit of French. The Hungarian oak mimics French with spicy character and the American rounds it out with a sweeter finish.
8,000
Sonoma County Chardonnay

The Federalist chardonnay pays homage to the work of our Federalist Founding Fathers fighting for our country’s liberty.  We decided the Statue of Liberty was the best symbol of their accomplishment–she stands tall, exposing drinkers to the rich flavors, ripe fruits, and bright acidity of Sonoma chardonnay.  It is full-bodied with a long, lingering finish.  Our Chardonnay boasts an oak backbone balanced with big fruit flavors and a nice acidity.  

Wine Notes
Golden
Lemon curd, pear and cinnamon/clove spiciness
Good entrance with a rich mouth feel and long, lingering finish
Fact Sheet
  • 100% 
    Chardonnay
Malolactic fermentations occur post-primary fermentation. The lees are stirred through malolactic fermentation, and the wine is aged sur lies until blending.
35% new oak is primarily American and Hungarian oak, with a little bit of French. The Hungarian oak mimics French with Spicy character and the American rounds it out with a sweeter finish.

Honest Red Blend

Honest Red Blend

The Federalist Honest Red Blend pays homage to one of the most highly regarded American President’s of all time, Abraham Lincoln.  Lincoln’s accomplishments are numerous, though he is probably best known for emancipating the slaves, preserving the union following the Civil War and sadly being assassinated while in office.  His legacy, while not tied directly to the Federalist, is worthy of our respect, honestly.

Wine Notes
Dark purple
Dark fruits, spicy
Good entrance, dark fruits, spiciness, rich round mouth feel, long finish
Fact Sheet
  • 55% 
    Merlot
  • 30% 
    Zinfandel
  • 15% 
    Cabernet Sauvignon
Different blocks were fermented separately to preserve ideal characteristics of each. Each block spends an average of 18 days on the skins.
15 months in 35% new Oak.
32,000
Honest Red Blend

The Federalist Honest Red Blend honors one of America's most respected presidents, Abraham Lincoln. A blend of Merlot, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon, it has aromas and flavors of plum, blackberry and black currant with a hint of spice.

Wine Notes
Rich, Fruit-Forward, Spicy
Plum, Blackberry, Spice
Fact Sheet
Honest Red Blend

The Federalist Honest Red Blend pays homage to one of the most highly regarded American President’s of all time, Abraham Lincoln.  Lincoln’s accomplishments are numerous, though he is probably best known for emancipating the slaves, preserving the union following the Civil War and sadly being assassinated while in office.  His legacy, while not tied directly to the Federalist, is worthy of our respect, honestly.

Wine Notes
Dark purple
Dark fruits, spicy
Good entrance, dark fruits, spiciness, rich round mouth feel, long finish
Fact Sheet
  • 55% 
    Merlot
  • 30% 
    Zinfandel
  • 15% 
    Cabernet Sauvignon
Different blocks were fermented separately to preserve ideal characteristics of each. Each block spends an average of 18 days on the skins.
15 months in 35% new Oak.
32,000
Honest Red Blend

The Federalist Honest Red Blend pays homage to one of the most highly regarded American President’s of all time, Abraham Lincoln.  Lincoln’s accomplishments are numerous, though he is probably best known for emancipating the slaves, preserving the union following the Civil War and sadly being assassinated while in office.  His legacy, while not tied directly to the Federalist, is worthy of our respect, honestly.

Wine Notes
Dark purple
Dark fruits, spicy
Good entrance, dark fruits, spiciness, rich round mouth feel, long finish
Fact Sheet
  • 55% 
    Merlot
  • 30% 
    Zinfandel
  • 15% 
    Cabernet Sauvignon
Different blocks were fermented separately to preserve ideal characteristics of each. Each block spends an average of 18 days on the skins.
15 months in 35% new Oak.
32,000

Bourbon Barrel Aged Red Blend

Bourbon Barrel Aged Red Blend

In the spirit of American craftsmanship, our Red Blend embraces the uniquely American tradition of aging in charred bourbon barrels. Sourced from Mendocino County, The Federalist Bourbon Barrel-Aged Red Blend marries bright fruit with vanilla and rich smoky caramel.

Wine Notes
Dark purple
Smoky and vanilla notes from the Bourbon barrels comes through along with spice, and bright fruit notes.
Nice entrance filling the mouth with bright Mendocino fruit and spiciness. The finish is smoky and smooth making this an uniquely complex wine.
Fact Sheet
  • 76% 
    Merlot
  • 20% 
    Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 4% 
    Carignan
Bourbon Barrel Aged Red Blend

In the spirit of American craftmanship, our red blend embraces the uniquely American tradition aged in charred bourbon barrels. This wine marries the bright fruit with vanilla and rich smokey caramel. 

Wine Notes
Bright with smoky and vanilla notes.
Good entrance of Mendocino fruit and spiciness fill the palate, however, the finish is smoky and smooth.
Fact Sheet

Zinfandel

Zinfandel

Our Dry Creek Federalist Zinfandel is hand-crafted to bring out the true individuality of the Zinfandel grape. The Dry Creek Valley has unique characteristics that make it especially well-suited for cultivation of this hearty, decidedly American grape. The valley receives pronounced afternoon heat, but our vines are also cooled by the night air that creeps up the Russian River Valley from the waters of the Pacific Ocean, producing evening and early morning fog. Our vineyard enjoys the luxury of extended “hang time,” which produces more mature fruit, and results in rich, full-bodied flavor characteristics. 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.

Wine Notes
Dark purple
Aromas of red fruits (plum, cherry) and cinnamon spice
Mouthfilling with a good entrance and midpalate. Good density, supple tannins, bright acidity and a long, smooth finish.
Fact Sheet
Average 12 days on skins
16 months in 20% new oak barrels
7,000
Zinfandel

This wine offers a concentrated aroma of black cherry and blackberry with a hint of spice. Full of robust fruit and bright berry flavors, its lively acidity and supple tannins lead to a long, smooth finish.

Wine Notes
Balanced, Rich
Black Cherry, Blackberry, Spices
Fact Sheet
Zinfandel

Our Dry Creek Federalist Zinfandel is hand-crafted to bring out the true individuality of the Zinfandel grape. The Dry Creek Valley has unique characteristics that make it especially well-suited for cultivation of this hearty, decidedly American grape. The valley receives pronounced afternoon heat, but our vines are also cooled by the night air that creeps up the Russian River Valley from the waters of the Pacific Ocean, producing evening and early morning fog. Our vineyard enjoys the luxury of extended “hang time,” which produces more mature fruit, and results in rich, full-bodied flavor characteristics. 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.

Wine Notes
Dark purple
Aromas of red fruits (plum, cherry) and cinnamon spice
Mouthfilling with a good entrance and midpalate. Good density, supple tannins, bright acidity and a long, smooth finish
Fact Sheet
  • 98% 
    Zinfandel
  • 2% 
    Carignan
Different blocks were fermented separately to preserve ideal characteristics of each. Each block spends an average of 12 days on the skins.
The separate blocks were blended post malolactic fermentation and aged for 16 months in 20% new oak barrels.
8,000
Zinfandel

Our Dry Creek Federalist Zinfandel is hand-crafted to bring out the true individuality of the Zinfandel grape. The Dry Creek Valley has unique characteristics that make it especially well-suited for cultivation of this hearty, decidedly American grape. The valley receives pronounced afternoon heat, but our vines are also cooled by the night air that creeps up the Russian River Valley from the waters of the Pacific Ocean, producing evening and early morning fog. Our vineyard enjoys the luxury of extended “hang time,” which produces more mature fruit, and results in rich, full-bodied flavor characteristics. 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.

Wine Notes
Dark purple
Aromas of red fruits (plum, cherry) and cinnamon spice
Good density, supple tannins, bright acidity and a unique white pepper characteristic produce a layered, smooth finish
Fact Sheet
  • Zinfandel
  • Carignan
Six blocks were fermented separately to preserve ideal characteristics of each. Each block spends an average of 12 days on the skins.
The separate blocks were blended post malolactic fermentation and aged for 16 months in 20% new oak barrels.
5,000
Zinfandel

Our Federalist Dry Creek Zinfandel is hand-crafted to bring out the true individuality of this hearty, decidedly American grape.  Our vineyard in the Southern edge of Dry Creek is just a mile from the Russian River with cool and foggy conditions until mid morning, keeping the fruit from over-ripening and allowing for a longer growing season.  This produces more mature fruit, and results in rich, full-bodied flavor characteristics. 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.

Wine Notes
Dark purple
Aromas of red fruits (plum, cherry) and cinnamon spice
Good density, supple tannins, bright acidity and a unique white pepper characteristic producing a layered, smooth finising
Fact Sheet
  • 98% 
    Zinfandel
  • 2% 
    Carignan
Six blocks were fermented separately to preserve ideal characteristics of each; Each block spends an average of 12 days on the skins.
The separate blocks were blended post malotactic fermentation and aged for 16 months in 20% new oak barrels.
7,000
Zinfandel

Our Federalist Dry Creek Zinfandel is hand-crafted to bring out the true individuality of this hearty, decidedly American grape.  Our vineyard in the Southern edge of Dry Creek is just a mile from the Russian River with cool and foggy conditions until mid morning, keeping the fruit from over-ripening and allowing for a longer growing season.  This produces more mature fruit, and results in rich, full-bodied flavor characteristics. 

Wine Notes
Dark purple
Dark fruits (plum, blackberry), brambly, black pepper, clove and cinnamon
Nice entrance, full-bodied with a dense mid-palate and long, lingering finish
Fact Sheet
  • 98% 
    Zinfandel
  • 2% 
    Carignan
Six blocks were fermented separately to preserve ideal characteristics of each. Each block spends an average of 12 days on the skins.
The separate blocks were blended post malolactic fermentation and aged for 16 months in 20% new oak barrels.
Zinfandel

Our Federalist Dry Creek Zinfandel is hand-crafted to bring out the true individuality of this hearty, decidedly American grape.  Our vineyard in the Southern edge of Dry Creek is just a mile from the Russian River with cool and foggy conditions until mid morning, keeping the fruit from over-ripening and allowing for a longer growing season.  This produces more mature fruit, and results in rich, full-bodied flavor characteristics. 

Wine Notes
Dark purple
Dark fruits (plum, blackberry), brambly, black pepper, clove and cinnamon
Nice entrance, full-bodied with a dense mid-palate and long, lingering finish
Fact Sheet
  • 98% 
    Zinfandel
  • 2% 
    Carignan
Six blocks were fermented separately to preserve ideal characteristics of each. Each block spends an average of 12 days on the skins.
The separate blocks were blended post malolactic fermentation and aged for 16 months in 20% new oak barrels.

Bourbon Barrel-Aged Red Blend

Bourbon Barrel-Aged Red Blend
Wine Notes
Fact Sheet

Zinfandel Lodi

Zinfandel Lodi

The Federalist Lodi Zinfandel is a revolutionary wine created to salute the first President of the United States, George Washington.  In the spirit of George Washington and our Founding Fathers, this wine offers bold and original expressions of this truly American grape.  This wine connects the founding fathers love of wine, some of whom had vineyards of their own, with this historic appellation known for its old vine Zinfandel.  

Wine Notes
Purple
Aromas of red fruits (strawberry, plum), black pepper and cinnamon spice
Good entrance, full-bodied, good mid-palate, juicy, long finish, strawberry, cinnamon flavors, good tannin structure and nice cleansing acidity
Fact Sheet
  • Zinfandel
Different blocks were fermented separately to preserve ideal characteristics of each. Each block spends an average of 12 days on the skins.
12 months in 25% new American Oak
Zinfandel Lodi

The Federalist Lodi Zinfandel is a revolutionary wine created to salute the first President of the United States, George Washington.  In the spirit of George Washington and our Founding Fathers, this wine offers bold and original expressions of this truly American grape.  This wine connects the founding fathers love of wine, some of whom had vineyards of their own, with this historic appellation known for its old vine Zinfandel.  

Wine Notes
Purple
Aromas of red fruits (strawberry, plum), black pepper and cinnamon spice
Good entrance, full-bodied, good mid-palate, juicy, long finish, strawberry, cinnamon flavors, good tannin structure and nice cleansing acidity
Fact Sheet
  • 93% 
    Zinfandel
  • 7% 
    Syrah
Different blocks were fermented separately to preserve ideal characteristics of each. Each block spends an average of 12 days on the skins.
12 months in 25% new American Oak
Zinfandel Lodi

The Federalist Lodi Zinfandel is a revolutionary wine created to salute the first President of the United States, George Washington.  In the spirit of George Washington and our Founding Fathers, this wine offers bold and original expressions of this truly American grape.  This wine connects the founding fathers love of wine, some of whom had vineyards of their own, with this historic appellation known for its old vine Zinfandel.  

Wine Notes
Dark purple
Aromas of red fruits (plum, cherry) and cinnamon spice
Good density, supple tannins, bright acidity and a long, smooth finish
Fact Sheet
  • 93% 
    Zinfandel
  • 7% 
    Syrah
Different blocks were fermented separately to preserve ideal characteristics of each. Each block spends an average of 12 days on the skins.
12 months in 25% new Oak
20,000
Zinfandel Lodi

The Federalist Lodi Zinfandel salutes the first President of the United States, George Washington. Though he remained independent, Washington most often sided with the Federalist. Our Zinfandel is 7% Syrah and 93% Zinfandel. A bold wine, it pairs perfectly with tangy BBQ as well as pork chops or roasted lamb.

Wine Notes
Juicy, Fruity, Spicy Finish
Plum, Cherry, Spices
Fact Sheet
Zinfandel Lodi

The Federalist Lodi Zinfandel is a revolutionary wine created to salute the first President of the United States, George Washington.  In the spirit of George Washington and our Founding Fathers, this wine offers bold and original expressions of this truly American grape.  This wine connects the founding fathers love of wine, some of whom had vineyards of their own, with this historic appellation known for its old vine Zinfandel.  

Wine Notes
Dark purple
Aromas of red fruits (plum, cherry) and cinnamon spice
Good density, supple tannins, bright acidity and a long, smooth finish
Fact Sheet
  • 93% 
    Zinfandel
  • 7% 
    Syrah
Different blocks were fermented separately to preserve ideal characteristics of each. Each block spends an average of 12 days on the skins.
12 months in 25% new American Oak
36,000
Zinfandel Lodi

The Federalist Lodi Zinfandel is a revolutionary wine created to salute the first President of the United States, George Washington.  In the spirit of George Washington and our Founding Fathers, this wine offers bold and original expressions of this truly American grape.  This wine connects the founding fathers love of wine, some of whom had vineyards of their own, with this historic appellation known for its old vine Zinfandel.  

Wine Notes
Purple
Aromas of red fruits (strawberry, plum), black pepper and cinnamon spice
Good entrance, full-bodied, good mid-palate, juicy, long finish, strawberry, cinnamon flavors, good tannin structure and nice cleansing acidity
Fact Sheet
  • 93% 
    Zinfandel
  • 7% 
    Syrah
Different blocks were fermented separately to preserve ideal characteristics of each. Each block spends an average of 12 days on the skins.
12 months in 25% new American Oak

Cabernet Sauvignon Lodi

Cabernet Sauvignon Lodi

The Federalist Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon is a revolutionary wine created to honor the man many call the first American, Benjamin Franklin.  Ben Franklin was a passionate man who helped draft the Declaration of Independence and campaigned for colonial unity during the American Revolution.  Our passion for winemaking rivals that of Ben Franklin’s for this country.  The result is a revolutionary wine.

Wine Notes
Dark purple
Aromas of blue/black fruits (blackberries, blueberries) and cinnamon spice
Good density, firm tannin structure, and a long, smooth finish
Fact Sheet
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Petite Syrah
  • Sangiovese
Different blocks were fermented separately to preserve ideal characteristics of each. Each block spends an average of 18 days on the skins.
15 months in 35% new Oak
20,000
Cabernet Sauvignon Lodi

The Federalist Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon is a revolutionary wine created to honor Benjamin Franklin, whose campaign for colonial unity helped shape the Federalist Party.  Our fruit-forward Cabernet Sauvignon is blended with Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petite Syrah and Sangiovese. The result is a well structured wine that is perfect with any type of beef, lamb as well as hearty stews.

Wine Notes
Fruit-Forward, Fresh, Supple Tannins
Blueberries, Blackberries, a hint of Cinnamon
Fact Sheet
Cabernet Sauvignon Lodi

The Federalist Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon is a revolutionary wine created to honor the man many call the first American, Benjamin Franklin.  Ben Franklin was a passionate man who helped draft the Declaration of Independence and campaigned for colonial unity during the American Revolution.  Our passion for winemaking rivals that of Ben Franklin’s for this country.  The result is a revolutionary wine.

Wine Notes
Dark purple
Aromas of blue/black fruits (blackberries, blueberries) and cinnamon spice
Good density, firm tannin structure, and a long, smooth finish
Fact Sheet
  • 87% 
    Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 6% 
    Merlot
  • 4% 
    Cabernet Franc
  • 2% 
    Petite Syrah
  • 1% 
    Sangiovese
Different blocks were fermented separately to preserve ideal characteristics of each. Each block spends 18 days on the skins.
15 months in 35% new Oak
60,000
Cabernet Sauvignon Lodi

The Federalist Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon is a revolutionary wine created to honor the man many call the first American, Benjamin Franklin.  Ben Franklin was a passionate man who helped draft the Declaration of Independence and campaigned for colonial unity during the American Revolution.  Our passion for winemaking rivals that of Ben Franklin’s for this country.  The result is a revolutionary wine.

Wine Notes
Purplish red
Aromas of berries, tart cherry, sweet oak and cinnamon
Nice entrance, medium weight, long/lingering finish with good grip from the tannins
Fact Sheet
  • 93% 
    Cabernet Sauvignon
Different blocks were fermented separately to preserve ideal characteristics of each. Each block spends an average of 18 days on the skins.
15 months in 35% new Oak

Bourbon Barrel-Aged Zinfandel

Bourbon Barrel-Aged Zinfandel

Alexander Hamilton was a man of many curiosities and talents. In his spirit, our classic Zinfandel embraces the uniquely American tradition of aging in charred bourbon barrels. Sourced from Mendocino County, The Federalist Bourbon Barrel-Aged Zinfandel marries intense raspberry and black pepper with vanilla, a touch of clove spice and rich caramel.

Wine Notes
Dark purple
Blackberry/brambly, vanilla and smoky
Black fruit, smoke, caramel and vanilla. Strong entrance, good mid-palate with a nice weight and long finish
Fact Sheet
  • 94% 
    Zinfandel
  • 3% 
    Petite Sirah
  • 3% 
    Merlot
Different blocks were fermented separately to preserve ideal characteristics of each. Each block spends an average of 12 days on the skins.
Aged 6 months in American oak barrels and finished 6 months in charred bourbon barrels.
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Zinfandel

Our classic Zinfandel is aged in charred ex-Bourbon barrels to create a bold wine of great strength and complexity. Intense flavors of blackberry, raspberry, black pepper and vanilla come together on the palate, along with a touch of clove and caramel on the smoky finish.

Wine Notes
Bold, Complex, Smoky, Long Finish
Blackberry, Caramel, Vanilla, Smoke
Fact Sheet
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Zinfandel

Alexander Hamilton was a man of many curiosities and talents. In his spirit, our classic Zinfandel embraces the uniquely American tradition of aging in charred bourbon barrels. Sourced from Mendocino County, The Federalist Bourbon Barrel-Aged Zinfandel marries intense raspberry and black pepper with vanilla, a touch of clove spice and rich caramel.

Wine Notes
Dark purple
Smoky and vanilla notes from the Bourbon barrels comes through along with spice, dark cherry and cola notes.
The wine has a good entrance filling the mouth with juicy Zinfandel fruit and spiciness. The finish is long and smooth making this an thoroughly enjoyable wine.
Fact Sheet
  • 93% 
    Zinfandel
  • 3% 
    Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 2% 
    Merlot
  • 2% 
    Malbec
Different blocks were fermented separately to preserve ideal characteristics of each. Each block spends an average of 12 days on the skins.
Aged 6 months in American oak barrels and finished 6 months in charred bourbon barrels.
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Zinfandel

Alexander Hamilton was a man of many curiosities and talents. In his spirit, our classic Zinfandel embraces the uniquely American tradition of aging in charred bourbon barrels. Sourced from Mendocino County, The Federalist Bourbon Barrel-Aged Zinfandel marries intense raspberry and black pepper with vanilla, a touch of clove spice and rich caramel.

Wine Notes
Dark purple
Smoky and vanilla notes from the Bourbon barrels comes through along with spice, dark cherry and cola notes.
The wine has a good entrance filling the mouth with juicy Zinfandel fruit and spiciness. The finish is long and smooth making this an thoroughly enjoyable wine.
Fact Sheet
  • 100% 
    Zinfandel
Different blocks were fermented separately to preserve ideal characteristics of each. Each block spends an average of 12 days on the skins.
Aged 6 months in American oak barrels and finished 6 months in charred bourbon barrels.