Terlato Vineyards

The Federalist Mendocino Zinfandel

8.789 ratings
-no pro ratings
Mendocino, North Coast, 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
Kathy Kroeker

If you love bourbon and wine - this is for you. You start with the wine and it’s deep flavors and at the end of the sip you feel that bourbon come through. One of my new favs!

If you love bourbon and wine - this is for you. You start with the wine and it’s deep flavors and at the end of the sip you feel that bourbon come through. One of my new favs!

2 people found it helpfulMar 14th, 2018
Frank Rotello

Whoa alcohol. Definitely had that warm wood Carmel whiskey tone to it. Cut the jammy spice. Full bodied. Fun to try

Whoa alcohol. Definitely had that warm wood Carmel whiskey tone to it. Cut the jammy spice. Full bodied. Fun to try

2 people found it helpfulJun 28th, 2017
Robert Howey

This is a translucent violet with very distinct Zin nose. Thin on the tongue but big alcohol, dark fruit jammy-ness with some sweetness that hints of cherries. The expected Zin pepperiness is there as well. Not much astringency, so a light finish. This may be easier drinking that it should be at 15%. I’m on the line regarding the value for the price.

This is a translucent violet with very distinct Zin nose. Thin on the tongue but big alcohol, dark fruit jammy-ness with some sweetness that hints of cherries. The expected Zin pepperiness is there as well. Not much astringency, so a light finish. This may be easier drinking that it should be at 15%. I’m on the line regarding the value for the price.

1 person found it helpfulApr 29th, 2018
Michael Kazanjian

Not throwing away this shot.

Not throwing away this shot.

1 person found it helpfulJan 7th, 2018
Heather Jacobson

Delicious with a solid kick in the head (15.5%). It's not too bold for a Zin, and the bourbon-aging is lighter and sweeter than that of whisky-aging. It goes great with steak, mushrooms, and the Fourth of July.

Delicious with a solid kick in the head (15.5%). It's not too bold for a Zin, and the bourbon-aging is lighter and sweeter than that of whisky-aging. It goes great with steak, mushrooms, and the Fourth of July.

1 person found it helpfulJul 4th, 2017
Rebecca Billups

Aged in bourbon barrels for 6 months. Not full bodied at all, but great flavor! Nice fruit with a hint of pepper. The bourbon barrels give it something unique for a zin.

Aged in bourbon barrels for 6 months. Not full bodied at all, but great flavor! Nice fruit with a hint of pepper. The bourbon barrels give it something unique for a zin.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 4th, 2017
Ray Vanderhoff

Whoa! This is a big wine. (15.5% Alcohol). Jammy red fruit is actually balanced by the oak and caramel of the bourbon barrel aging. A bit hot on the finish. Interesting.

Whoa! This is a big wine. (15.5% Alcohol). Jammy red fruit is actually balanced by the oak and caramel of the bourbon barrel aging. A bit hot on the finish. Interesting.

Jul 14th, 2019
Melissa Mesko

Nice zin. Smokey and distinct. Not too dry.

Nice zin. Smokey and distinct. Not too dry.

Feb 13th, 2019
Cathy Gross

Drinks like a Pinot Noir. The bourbon smooths it out. Yum.

Drinks like a Pinot Noir. The bourbon smooths it out. Yum.

Feb 9th, 2019
Greg

Pretty good, nothing really stands out but solid choice

Pretty good, nothing really stands out but solid choice

Jul 5th, 2018