Terlato Vineyards

The Federalist Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon

8.7787 ratings
8.77 pro ratings
Lodi, Central Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Christopher Escue

Not bad but not great. Too young but also not enough flavor to age properly.

Not bad but not great. Too young but also not enough flavor to age properly.

3 people found it helpfulJul 11th, 2016
Jeff Miller

Label says full-bodied but it tastes light to medium. Still good.

Label says full-bodied but it tastes light to medium. Still good.

3 people found it helpfulApr 30th, 2016
Jason Graves

Very fruity! Strange fragrance. Didn't really enjoy it. Debated whether or not to finish. Expected more of a full body traditional cab.

Very fruity! Strange fragrance. Didn't really enjoy it. Debated whether or not to finish. Expected more of a full body traditional cab.

2 people found it helpfulDec 27th, 2017
Nate McKenzie

Ok. Not great but would drink again if it was offered

Ok. Not great but would drink again if it was offered

1 person found it helpfulFeb 8th, 2019
Malcolm Woods

Pale. Not much flavor. Meh. Certainly not a full-bodied red, as the label suggested. 2015 vintage.

Pale. Not much flavor. Meh. Certainly not a full-bodied red, as the label suggested. 2015 vintage.

1 person found it helpfulDec 26th, 2017
Kat Collins

Holy fruit! Loads of unusual black and blue fruit such as blackberries and blueberries, hint of cinnamon spice on the back end. Deep purple color. Medium to medium plus acidity. Firm tannins, light oak, long silky finish. Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petite Sirah, Sangiovese. Not bad!

Holy fruit! Loads of unusual black and blue fruit such as blackberries and blueberries, hint of cinnamon spice on the back end. Deep purple color. Medium to medium plus acidity. Firm tannins, light oak, long silky finish. Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petite Sirah, Sangiovese. Not bad!

1 person found it helpfulOct 16th, 2017
Mvon Higgins

Deep ruby with pink translucent rim. Big pretty nose of anise, cassis, tobacco, vanilla leather, blackberry, and smoke. Thin bodied highly acidic tart wash of red cherry and cranberry to the palate gives way to black pepper, cocoa, cinnamon and vanilla. Tiny tannins lead to a short slightly bitter finish. Balance shifted to nose and structure relies too much on blended grapes producing a pseudo zin. Fair value at $12.99 USD but more a third act at a dinner party than steak buddy.

Deep ruby with pink translucent rim. Big pretty nose of anise, cassis, tobacco, vanilla leather, blackberry, and smoke. Thin bodied highly acidic tart wash of red cherry and cranberry to the palate gives way to black pepper, cocoa, cinnamon and vanilla. Tiny tannins lead to a short slightly bitter finish. Balance shifted to nose and structure relies too much on blended grapes producing a pseudo zin. Fair value at $12.99 USD but more a third act at a dinner party than steak buddy.

1 person found it helpfulApr 10th, 2016
Nathan Martin

Sight: very dark, ruby red outer towards the glass. Becomes a more dull red upon swirling. Heavy effervescence upon pour. Smell: very light smell. Black cherry, current. Other than that not a whole lot of nose going on. Taste: acidity is medium plus. Somewhat dry.

Sight: very dark, ruby red outer towards the glass. Becomes a more dull red upon swirling. Heavy effervescence upon pour. Smell: very light smell. Black cherry, current. Other than that not a whole lot of nose going on. Taste: acidity is medium plus. Somewhat dry.

1 person found it helpfulMar 4th, 2016
Kelsay Krest

Very mild cab. Not bad but not the strongest flavor either.

Very mild cab. Not bad but not the strongest flavor either.

1 person found it helpfulJan 16th, 2016
Joe Santiago

A little young tasting, medium body, probably best as everyday wine.

A little young tasting, medium body, probably best as everyday wine.

Jan 27th, 2020