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The Federalist Lodi Zinfandel 2014 Wine Review

The Federalist Lodi Zinfandel 2014

The Federalist Lodi Zinfandel 2014

Lodi, California, United States

Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 14

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Price: $19.95

Drink: 2017-2022

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: The Federalist

Agent: Glazer's Of Canada

Natalie's Score: 89/100

A full-bodied, high-alcohol wine with delicious, lip-smacking flavours of black and purple plums. Pair with barbecued meats.

Zinfandel food pairings: barbeque pork side ribs, slow-braised beef brisket in wine sauce, stuffed lamburgers with feta cheese.

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This The Federalist Lodi Zinfandel 2014 was reviewed on May 27, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

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Caitlin Coleman rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Stewed raspberries and candied strawberries on the nose with a big hit of sweet spice and lavender. I love all things Zinfandel and this is an incredible depiction of what this grape varietal is capable of. More please!
Wineboy rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

Is there a better place for Zin than Lodi? I don't think so. Overripe nose with a touch of spice. Medium weight (on the heavy Zin scale) with a perfect replay of the nose occurring.
Andrew Bernardo rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Black briar with some cassis inflections. Fresh flowers and a hit of candied lavender at the end. Very pretty and not overbearing. 89 points (www.ottawawinejournal.com)
Lori Kilmartin - WSET3 Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

A full body Zin with lots of black, cooked, stewed fruit - you get the picture. Full body with lots of juicy fruit on the palate. Low tannins with a bit higher acidity. A great bbq wine next time you throw some ribs on the grill. Tasted November 19, 2017.
Colin McKone - Sommelier rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Dark ruby in colour with aromas of cooked blackberry, blueberries, plum and raspberry. It is full bodied with the fruit flavours in the aromas following through on the palate for a big bold treat. It has a medium fruity finish. This will go great at your next BBQ. Tasted on November 19, 2017.
Andrea Shapiro rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

A California Lodi Zinfandel (93%) with a dash of Syrah (7%) blended in. Aged for 12 months in oak, 25% of it new.

On the nose elements of red cherry, raspberry, blueberry, hint of fruit chutney, tree bark and a note of dried herbs and minerals. On the palate - dark cherry, red fruit, stewed berries, cassis, light graphite and cocoa. Medium plus acidity, Full bodied and with powerful finish. Tannins also follow suit and are polished finely. Cooked fruit notes persist with some sweet vanilla and cocoa spices.
Rich and round. Will pair with a turkey holiday meal and cranberry sauce. 89 Points
Monique Sosa - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Ripe, ripe and ripe berry fruit! Nice floral and vanilla notes as well - if you can get through the jammy berry notes. A pleasant medium to light-bodied Zinfandel with moderate acidity, low tannins, clean concentration ripe berry flavours and a smooth finish. Enjoy with BBQ beef souvlaki skewers. Tasted May 2017 by @sommsosa | bespoketastings.ca
Donna Hargrove rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

This medium red Zinfandel has notes of ripe berries and spices. A full body taste is followed by a smooth long finish. Not you usual Zinfandel.

Tasted November 17, 2017
Sylvain Segard rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Medium to dark ruby red. The dark fruit is overpowered by a green bell pepper almost skunky aroma. Intense fruit taste, but not jammy, with lots of soy/umamy flavours and a long finish. This wine would benefit from longer ageing and long decanting. Preferably enjoyed with hearty foods like a pizza, beef stir fry, or stew. Score 87.
(S.Segard, reviewed Nov. 19, 2017)
Sean O'Regan - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

Medium ruby in the glass, the nose showing candied cranberry, vanilla, and herbal notes. Smooth and round on the palate with strawberry jam fruit and spice. Would like more depth, complexity and focus. Drink with pizza.
Tasted Nov, 2017
The Federalist (2014) is a red wine blend of 93% Zinfandel and 7% Syrah. The wine spent 12 months in 25% new oak barrels. The label features the First President of the United States and General of The Continental Army and is also known as the Father of the United States. In short, a legend. George Washington once stated: "My manner of living is plain and I do not mean to be put out of it. A glass of wine and a bit of mutton are always ready.” - Community Wine Reviews

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