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2011 EASTON Zinfandel, Rinaldi Vineyard
Fiddletown

2011 EASTON Zinfandel, Rinaldi Vineyard
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$30.00
 
SKU: 11_E_RIN

91 points, Wine Enthusiast
90 points, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar

 

The Rinaldi Vineyard in Fiddletown dates back to 1865, and is one of the oldest in the state. The vineyard is farmed with simplicity and Bill lets it do its thing in the cellar with his "hand off" approach to winemaking. This bottling is always 100% from the Rinaldi site.

This 2011 has thick brambly blackberry fruit with pepper, anise, clove, and other exotic spices. Yields are always incredibly low at about 2 tons per acre. Harvest was on October 7th and October 13th. Fat and mouth-filling with great persistence on the palate. Like all our EASTON Zinfandels, this wine was aged in exclusively French oak. The 2011 vintage will hold well for 5-10 years.

 

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