The Federalist Honest Red Blend, North Coast California

The Federalist Honest Red Blend, North Coast California

A blend of about 55% Merlot, 30% Zinfandel and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, sourced from three renowned North Coast American appellations: 68% from Mendocino County, 27% Napa Valley and 5% Sonoma County. The label is adorned with the face of Abe Lincoln, hence the wine’s ‘honest’ moniker; although not a federalist, his efforts to preserve the union make him worthy enough to sit alongside the founding fathers on The Federalist’s other wine labels. Grapes from different blocks were fermented separately to preserve the characteristics of each, with each block spending about 18 days on their skins. After blending, the wine is aged for 15 months in oak barrels, 35% of which are new. Shows plum, blackberry and blackcurrant with a hint of spice on the nose, the palate offers similar dark fruit and spice to a richly textured finish.

  • Type: Red
  • Country: USA
  • Region: California
  • Vintage: 2014/2015
  • Primary grape: Merlot
  • Secondary grape: Zinfandel
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £17.79
  • Code: 32407
  • Expression: Cherries