Terlato Vineyards

The Federalist Lodi Zinfandel

8.8509 ratings
8.88 pro ratings
Lodi, Central Valley, 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
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

8.6

Juicy ripe cherry with some structure in the background.

Juicy ripe cherry with some structure in the background.

4 people found it helpfulJan 27th, 2015
Ben Franco

Owner Winedown cafe & wine bar

8.5

Purple.with a dark core med staining brown sugar, black cherry, vanilla and hints of stewed plum.. Rich and full on the palate ultra ripe fruit almost a hint of RS..

Purple.with a dark core med staining brown sugar, black cherry, vanilla and hints of stewed plum.. Rich and full on the palate ultra ripe fruit almost a hint of RS..

3 people found it helpfulMay 8th, 2016
Quinton Sartor

Super good

Super good

2 people found it helpfulJun 10th, 2016
Jami Parkison

Jami had this 5 years ago

Jami had this 5 years ago

2 people found it helpfulApr 28th, 2016
Daniel Parker

Awesome smooth and fruity

Awesome smooth and fruity

1 person found it helpfulOct 17th, 2020
"Odedi"

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Fruity nose of cherries, strawberry jam, blueberries, tobacco, spices, light barnyard, wood, cloves, cola and black pepper.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with cherries, sweet raspberries, blueberries, wood, light vanilla, tobacco, light earth and peppercorn.

Nice length on the finish with very soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This 4 year old Zinfandel is still very fruity. Well balanced with a smooth mouthfeel, but not very complex.

Good right out of the bottle and doesn't change much with air time.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats, cheeses, dried fruits and crackers.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

$15.

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Fruity nose of cherries, strawberry jam, blueberries, tobacco, spices, light barnyard, wood, cloves, cola and black pepper.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with cherries, sweet raspberries, blueberries, wood, light vanilla, tobacco, light earth and peppercorn.

Nice length on the finish with very soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This 4 year old Zinfandel is still very fruity. Well balanced with a smooth mouthfeel, but not very complex.

Good right out of the bottle and doesn't change much with air time.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats, cheeses, dried fruits and crackers.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

$15.

1 person found it helpfulDec 30th, 2018
Alejandro Lamar

It was ok. Very sweet, lots of jam and raspberry notes to it. Easy to drink though. Medium body.

It was ok. Very sweet, lots of jam and raspberry notes to it. Easy to drink though. Medium body.

1 person found it helpfulNov 15th, 2017
Ira King

Nice smooth jammy Lodi Zin! 14.5%

Nice smooth jammy Lodi Zin! 14.5%

1 person found it helpfulJul 7th, 2016
Corey Deshotels

Great body, bold, and a nice bite. Would drink again!

Great body, bold, and a nice bite. Would drink again!

1 person found it helpfulMar 8th, 2016
Alexander Melton

Smooth red that doesn't make your mouth dry, little bite at the end and a hint of cinnamon.

Smooth red that doesn't make your mouth dry, little bite at the end and a hint of cinnamon.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 25th, 2016