The Federalist 1776 Zinfandel, Lodi,
Featuring George Washington on the label this blend of 93% Zinfandel and 7% Syrah is from the esteemed Lodi area which is situated not far from Napa. Grapes from different blocks are selected prior to blending and each parcel spends a prolonged time on the skins. Ageing is in new and old oak. Aromas are of plum and cherry and cinnamon. The wine deep and fullfilling with a long smooth finish.
The Federalist Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi,
Mostly Cabernet Sauvignon this wine is backed up by Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petite Syrah and Sangiovese, which help build complexity and structure. Each parcel is fermented separately, prior to completing the blend and ageing takes place in new and used oak barrels. Aromas are of blackberry and blueberry with notes of cinnamon spice; the palate has a firm tannic structure, and luxurious finish.
The Federalist Chardonnay, Mendocino County,
Made in the Mendocino County from lees aged, tank fermented Chardonnay grapes . This wine is aged primarily in a mixture of oak, 35% of the barrels being new. The Hungarian and French oak adds wood and spice whilst the American oak provides a sweetened edge. The wine offers aromas of ripe fruit over lemon curd and pear. The palate is lush and textured and with cinnamon and cardamom spice.