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2016 Federalist Zinfandel "Lodi"

Federalist 2016 Lodi Zinfandel

Winery: Federalist

Vintage: 2016

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Lodi"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 93% Zinfandel & 7% Syrah

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Lodi

State or country: CA

Price: $18

Cases produced: 60,000

KWG Score: 89 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: October 27, 2019

Wine Review: This brick red colored Zinfandel from Lodi opens with a pleasant black cherry and raspberry bouquet that includes some light oak and vanilla. Its medium bodied palate is bold and jammy with a flavor profile of plum, blackberry, black cherry and notes of black tea, oak, black licorice and black pepper. Its light tannins and flavors balance out nicely once decanted for about an hour. The finish exhibits some dark chocolate and is slightly dry and smooth while fading away nicely. I would pair this Zinfandel with smoked bourbon barbecue baby back ribs. – Joe

Winemaker Notes: Aromas of red fruits and cinnamon spice. Displays good density. Fruit flavors are rich red plum and blackberry spice along with a long and smooth finish.

Organic status: not organic

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