The Federalist 1776 Zinfandel, Lodi

The Federalist 1776 Zinfandel, Lodi

Featuring a founding Federalist on the label, George Washington ? the first President of the USA; this wine is a blend of 93% Zinfandel and 7% Syrah sourced from the Lodi American appellation. Lodi is situated inland about 50 miles east of Napa, it is characterised by cool, wet winters, and very warm, dry summers, dense ground fogs are often found here. It has been a major grape growing region since the 1850s, and was named Wine Region of the Year by Wine Enthusiast at their annual awards in 2015. Fruit from different blocks is fermented separately to preserve the characteristics of each prior to blending, each parcel spending about 12 days on the skins; the wine is aged for 12 months in oak, 25% new. Aromas of plum and cherry are dominant on the nose backed up by cinnamon spice; full-bodied, it has a firm tannin structure developing into a long smooth finish.

  • Type: Red
  • Country: USA
  • Region: California
  • Vintage: 2013/2014
  • Producer: The Federalist
  • Primary grape: Zinfandel
  • Secondary grape: Shiraz/Syrah
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £15.29
  • Code: 29894
  • Expression: Barrel