Terlato Vineyards

The Federalist Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel

9.017 ratings
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Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Zinfandel
Lamb, Chicken, Turkey, White Rice, Pasta, Potato, Herbs, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pork, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Beef, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Marshall Todd Herron DPM

AFFORDABLE wines YOU ASK?
Here is THE FEDERALIST, zinfandel from dry creek valley. 2018. The boquet is raspberry and rubarb pie. The beginning starts with buttery smooth tart berry jam on toast and develops a  Black licorice beginning. The mid palate delivers a punch of spice and pepper and that wonderful cedar impression. The finish is very smooth and again buttery and semidry.  I will purchase this again at a low price of 20 bucks a bottle.

AFFORDABLE wines YOU ASK?
Here is THE FEDERALIST, zinfandel from dry creek valley. 2018. The boquet is raspberry and rubarb pie. The beginning starts with buttery smooth tart berry jam on toast and develops a  Black licorice beginning. The mid palate delivers a punch of spice and pepper and that wonderful cedar impression. The finish is very smooth and again buttery and semidry.  I will purchase this again at a low price of 20 bucks a bottle.

May 30th, 2021
ESF
8.9

Very generous, big time extraction boasting super ripe rich dark fruit & spice - very broad & viscous across the mid palate, finely grained tannins, not much in the way of acidity and bordering on a Fruit Bomb bit quite enjoyable. Oh, it’s hot and needs time to unwind & burn off 15% ABV

Very generous, big time extraction boasting super ripe rich dark fruit & spice - very broad & viscous across the mid palate, finely grained tannins, not much in the way of acidity and bordering on a Fruit Bomb bit quite enjoyable. Oh, it’s hot and needs time to unwind & burn off 15% ABV

Oct 20th, 2018
Buffy sommers

Best I have had in awhile. Jammy and deep and delicious!

Best I have had in awhile. Jammy and deep and delicious!

Jun 17th, 2018
John Miller

Spicy, but you can definitely taste the 15% alcohol. Red pepper flakes and muted finish.

Spicy, but you can definitely taste the 15% alcohol. Red pepper flakes and muted finish.

Mar 23rd, 2018
michael pandolfo

Sweet and overbearing . Although not my type of wine (zero subtlety), there is a ton of big ripe red and blue fruit, with stewed prunes in the finish .

Sweet and overbearing . Although not my type of wine (zero subtlety), there is a ton of big ripe red and blue fruit, with stewed prunes in the finish .

Feb 1st, 2018
John Sweeney

Smooth yet bold, hints of blackberry, charred root. Consider decanting.

Smooth yet bold, hints of blackberry, charred root. Consider decanting.

Dec 22nd, 2017
Kirk Gillette

Kirk had this 2 years ago

Kirk had this 2 years ago

Apr 13th, 2019
Beth Hamilton

Beth had this 2 years ago

Beth had this 2 years ago

Dec 26th, 2018
Mejak

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Mejak had this 3 years ago

Aug 4th, 2018
James Huff

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James had this 3 years ago

Jul 23rd, 2018