The roots of Zinfandel began to take hold in the U.S. as the nation was gaining independence. The Federalist pays homage to the founding fathers, specifically Alexander Hamilton, for all they did to create the United States of America. The Dry Creek Valley estate-grown Federalist Zinfandel is an ode to the noble grape and a celebration of its American origin. The robust fruit, bright berry character and lively acidity speak to the distinct characteristics of these bold, strong vines.
Our classic Zinfandel is aged in charred ex-Bourbon barrels to create a bold wine of great strength and complexity. Intense flavors of blackberry, raspberry, black pepper and vanilla come together on the palate, along with a touch of clove and caramel on the smoky finish.
The Federalist Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon is a revolutionary wine created to honor Benjamin Franklin, whose campaign for colonial unity helped shape the Federalist Party. Our fruit-forward Cabernet Sauvignon is blended with Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petite Syrah and Sangiovese. The result is a well structured wine that is perfect with any type of beef, lamb as well as hearty stews.
The Federalist Chardonnay honors the Statue of Liberty. Golden in color, this full-bodied wine displays aromas of lemon, pear, green apple and a hint of cinnamon. It's juicy on the mid-palate with a long finish and crisp, clean acidity.
The Federalist Honest Red Blend honors one of America's most respected presidents, Abraham Lincoln. A blend of Merlot, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon, it has aromas and flavors of plum, blackberry and black currant with a hint of spice.
This wine offers a concentrated aroma of black cherry and blackberry with a hint of spice. Full of robust fruit and bright berry flavors, its lively acidity and supple tannins lead to a long, smooth finish.
The Federalist Lodi Zinfandel salutes the first President of the United States, George Washington. Though he remained independent, Washington most often sided with the Federalist. Our Zinfandel is 7% Syrah and 93% Zinfandel. A bold wine, it pairs perfectly with tangy BBQ as well as pork chops or roasted lamb.