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2017 Federalist US Red Blend "Honest Red Blend"

Federalist 2017 Honest Red Blend

Winery: Federalist

Vintage: 2017

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Honest Red Blend"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: Merlot, Zinfandel & Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: North Coast

State or country: CA

Price: $22

Cases produced: 20,000

KWG Score: 89 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: November 16, 2019

Wine Review: This burnt red colored blend opens with an appealing bouquet of earthy and musty black cherry along with hints of herbs and light oak. On the palate, it is full bodied, smooth and slightly dry. The flavor profile is black fruit including black cherry, black raspberries, spicy black licorice, light oak, plum and black tea. The tannins are balanced, and the structure is good. I particularly enjoyed distinguishing the characteristic influences of the varietals that make up this enjoyable red blend. The finish was slightly dry and a little short. I would pair this red blend with cocktail meatballs over basmati rice. - Joe

Winemaker Notes: One might say our Honest Red Blend has a rich, round mouth feel with lush black currant flavor and the subtlest hint of North Coast, California spice. We’d just say it tastes damn good, if we're being honest.

Organic status: not organic

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