Winery: The Federalist
Grapes: Zinfandel · Carignan
Region: Dry Creek Valley
Regional styles: Californian Zinfandel
Food pairing: Beef · Lamb · Poultry
Alcohol: 15 %
"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."
Aromas of red fruits, plums cherry hunts of cinnamon. It has good density of firm tannin structure smooth finish.