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    The Federalist Zinfandel 2008
    Zinfandel - Sonoma County, California

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    • WS87
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 87 Wine Spectator

    Region: Sonoma County, California

    Varietal: Zinfandel

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.2%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 110481

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Our Dry Creek estate-grown 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.

    Blend: 83% Zinfandel, 13% Alicante Bouschet, 4% Carignane

    The Federalist will donate a portion of the proceeds to the VFW Foundation's Return the Favor program which provides financial assistance for families of deployed troops and prepaid phone cards for soldiers deployed overseas.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Exhibits bold black raspberry and toasty oak aromas and ripe, zesty plum, dill and white pepper flavors that finish with firm tannins. Drink now through 2016. 2,570 cases made

    87 Points
    Wine Spectator
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    ejm0808 (3/14/2014)
    Great bargain. Good notes, finish. Worth more than $14
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    xmercuri (1/22/2014)
    I bought this wine because wine.com had it on clearance for $13.99. I saw the previous one-star review and I thought, "A Napa Valley zin... can it really be THAT bad?" So for $14, I gave it a try. Yes, it really IS that bad. I mean pretty awful. I'm not even sure I can drink it (and I've only dumped, like, 3 wines in my life). For a few bucks more, the Seghesio Zinfandel will blow your mind. In a good way.
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    Robert Duffy (7/13/2011)
    Poor, astringent. Never again.

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