The Federalist Bourbon Barrel-Aged Zinfandel 2016 (750 ml)


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Tasting Notes and Description

The Federalist Bourbon Barrel-Aged Zinfandel is a bold and innovative red wine that marries the robust character of American Zinfandel with the rich, complex flavors imparted by bourbon barrel aging. This distinctive wine is produced by The Federalist, a winery that prides itself on crafting wines that not only pay homage to America's heritage but also push the boundaries of traditional winemaking. Sourced from prime Zinfandel vineyards, this wine reflects the varietal's classic profile of ripe red fruit flavors while gaining additional depth and character from its time spent in bourbon barrels. This process infuses the wine with subtle notes of vanilla, toast, and spice, complementing the grape's natural flavors and adding a unique twist to the traditional Zinfandel experience. The Federalist Bourbon Barrel-Aged Zinfandel is a testament to the winery's commitment to innovation and quality, offering a wine that is both richly flavorful and unmistakably American.

Upon tasting, The Federalist Bourbon Barrel-Aged Zinfandel reveals a luxurious blend of jammy blackberry, raspberry, and hints of dark cherry, underscored by the warm, spicy undertones of bourbon, vanilla, and a touch of caramel. The wine's full body and velvety tannins provide a substantial mouthfeel, while its balanced acidity ensures a smooth and lingering finish. This Zinfandel's unique flavor profile makes it an excellent companion to hearty dishes such as barbecued meats, smoked brisket, and rich stews, as well as bold cheeses and dark chocolate desserts. Its intriguing combination of traditional wine and bourbon barrel influences also makes it a captivating choice for wine enthusiasts looking to explore new taste sensations. The Federalist Bourbon Barrel-Aged Zinfandel stands as a bold expression of American winemaking creativity, offering a memorable and indulgent tasting experience that celebrates the spirit of innovation.


Country

United States

Region

California

Grape Varietal

Zinfandel

Size

750 ML

Wine Style

Red Wine

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