Zinfandel
2016
2015
2014
2013
2011
2010

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. 

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Wine Notes
Color
Dark purple
Aroma
Dark fruits (plum, blackberry), brambly, black pepper, clove and cinnamon
Taste
Nice entrance, full-bodied with a dense mid-palate and long, lingering finish
Product Information
Vintage: 
2016
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
98% 
Zinfandel
2% 
Carignan
Appellation: 
Sonoma/Dry Creek Valley
Alcohol: 
15.50%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Six blocks were fermented separately to preserve ideal characteristics of each. Each block spends an average of 12 days on the skins.
Length/Type of Aging: 
The separate blocks were blended post malolactic fermentation and aged for 16 months in 20% new oak barrels.
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML

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. 

View Label/Bottle

Wine Notes
Color
Dark purple
Aroma
Dark fruits (plum, blackberry), brambly, black pepper, clove and cinnamon
Taste
Nice entrance, full-bodied with a dense mid-palate and long, lingering finish
Product Information
Vintage: 
2015
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
98% 
Zinfandel
2% 
Carignan
Appellation: 
Sonoma/Dry Creek Valley
Alcohol: 
15.00%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Six blocks were fermented separately to preserve ideal characteristics of each. Each block spends an average of 12 days on the skins.
Length/Type of Aging: 
The separate blocks were blended post malolactic fermentation and aged for 16 months in 20% new oak barrels.
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML

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.

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Wine Notes
Color
Dark purple
Aroma
Aromas of red fruits (plum, cherry) and cinnamon spice
Taste
Good density, supple tannins, bright acidity and a unique white pepper characteristic producing a layered, smooth finising
Product Information
Vintage: 
2014
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
98% 
Zinfandel
2% 
Carignan
Appellation: 
Sonoma/Dry Creek Valley
Alcohol: 
14.50%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Six blocks were fermented separately to preserve ideal characteristics of each; Each block spends an average of 12 days on the skins.
Length/Type of Aging: 
The separate blocks were blended post malotactic fermentation and aged for 16 months in 20% new oak barrels.
Bottled Date: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Release Date:
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Cases Produced: 
7,000
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML

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.

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Wine Notes
Color
Dark purple
Aroma
Aromas of red fruits (plum, cherry) and cinnamon spice
Taste
Good density, supple tannins, bright acidity and a unique white pepper characteristic produce a layered, smooth finish
Product Information
Vintage: 
2013
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
Zinfandel
Carignan
Appellation: 
Sonoma/Dry Creek Valley
Alcohol: 
14.90%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Six blocks were fermented separately to preserve ideal characteristics of each. Each block spends an average of 12 days on the skins.
Length/Type of Aging: 
The separate blocks were blended post malolactic fermentation and aged for 16 months in 20% new oak barrels.
Bottled Date: 
Monday, September 1, 2014
Release Date:
Sunday, February 1, 2015
Cases Produced: 
5,000
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML

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.

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Wine Notes
Color
Dark purple
Aroma
Aromas of red fruits (plum, cherry) and cinnamon spice
Taste
Mouthfilling with a good entrance and midpalate. Good density, supple tannins, bright acidity and a long, smooth finish
Product Information
Vintage: 
2011
Type:
Red
Grape Variety Used: 
98% 
Zinfandel
2% 
Carignan
Appellation: 
Sonoma/Dry Creek Valley
Alcohol: 
14.90%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Different blocks were fermented separately to preserve ideal characteristics of each. Each block spends an average of 12 days on the skins.
Length/Type of Aging: 
The separate blocks were blended post malolactic fermentation and aged for 16 months in 20% new oak barrels.
Bottled Date: 
Monday, April 1, 2013
Release Date:
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Cases Produced: 
8,000
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML

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.

View Label/Bottle

Wine Notes
Color
Dark purple
Aroma
Aromas of red fruits (plum, cherry) and cinnamon spice
Taste
Mouthfilling with a good entrance and midpalate. Good density, supple tannins, bright acidity and a long, smooth finish.
Product Information
Vintage: 
2010
Type:
Red
Appellation: 
Sonoma/Dry Creek Valley
Alcohol: 
15.10%
Length/Type of Fermentation: 
Average 12 days on skins
Length/Type of Aging: 
16 months in 20% new oak barrels
Bottled Date: 
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Cases Produced: 
7,000
Packaging Available:
  • 12
     - 
    750 ML