The Federalist Dueling Pistols 2012

Varietal: Region :
Dry Creek Valley, California

    Availability: Out of stock

    SKU# 1787118602012


    Quick Overview

    On July 11, 1804 off the Hudson shore at Weehawken, the original Federalist, Alexander Hamilton was shot in a duel by Aaron Burr and died from his injuries. Since dueling is no longer socially acceptable, we suggest solving any differences over a glass of this dual of Zinfandel and Syrah.

    The Federalist Dueling Pistols, from Dry Creek Valley, exhibits bright cherry jam aromas, with big fruit flavors enhanced by hints of spice and lively acidity.


    Raise a glass to friendship and the freedoms we enjoy everyday!

    Style:
    Balanced, Bold, Spicy
    Flavor:
    Black Cherry, Blackberry, Pepper, Spices
    Pairs with:
    Chocolate, Hamburgers, Pizza with Traditional Red Sauce, Roast Pork, Steak

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    Details
    On July 11, 1804 off the Hudson shore at Weehawken, the original Federalist, Alexander Hamilton was shot in a duel by Aaron Burr and died from his injuries. Since dueling is no longer socially acceptable, we suggest solving any differences over a glass of this dual of Zinfandel and Syrah.

    The Federalist Dueling Pistols, from Dry Creek Valley, exhibits bright cherry jam aromas, with big fruit flavors enhanced by hints of spice and lively acidity.

    Raise a glass to friendship and the freedoms we enjoy everyday!

    Bottle Size 750 ml
    Appellation Sonoma County
    Sub-Appellation Dry Creek Valley
    Grape Varieties 50% Zinfandel, 50% Syrah
    Alcohol Percentage 15.10%
    Fermentation Each varietal is blended together using only the free run portion. The individual lots spend an average of 15 days on the skins. Upon completing primary fermentation, the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation
    Aging The separate blocks of zinfandel and syrah are blended post malolactic fermentation and are aged for 15 months in 20% new oak barrels.

    Reviews for other vintages


    93 Wine Enthusiast, Nov 2016
    Vintage: 2014
    By Virginie Boone

    The duel in this wine is between equal parts Zinfandel and Syrah, a winning combination in its thick, firm tannin weight wrapped around bright red fruit. Tangy acidity gives it a lift along a juicy and sophisticated palate, peppery and alive on the finish.


    94 Stateways, Dec 2012
    Vintage: 2009
    A red blend of 50% Syrah and 50% Zinfandel sourced from Dry Creek; cherry aromas, dark fruit flavors and a hint of spice.

    90 Beverage Dynamics, Dec 2013
    Vintage: 2009
    A beautiful blend of zinfandel and syrah; bright cherry aromas with fruit flavors; full-bodied and very drinkable ($45).