The Federalist Dueling Pistols

The Federalist Dueling Pistols 2014

This wine exhibits a bright cherry jam aroma with notes of black pepper and spice. Big fruit flavors and lively acidity combine with supple tannins for a balanced finish.

Style:
Balanced, Rich
Flavor:
Blackberry, Pepper, Black Cherry, Spice
Bottle Size(s)
750 ML
Appellation
Sonoma/Dry Creek Valley
Grapes
Zinfandel,
Syrah
Alcohol Percentage
14.50%
Fermentation
Each varietal is fermented separately from free run juice. The individual lots spend an average of 15 days on the skins. Upon completing primary fermentation, the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation.
Aging
Aged for 15 months in 20% new American and Hungarian oak barrels. American adds sweeter notes while the Hungarian provide spiciness.