WINES


 

EASTON Reds

After establishing Terre Rouge in Amador County in the late 80s, we started the EASTON label in 1991 for wines that are not Rhône varietals. Amador County is known for its very old vine Zinfandel, some dating back to the 1860s, and the EASTON portfolio focuses primarily on Zin. We also make small lots of Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc under this label. Just like with our Terre Rouge wines, all Easton wines are aged in French oak and further bottle aged under our "élevage" program until ready to drink.

This hand-crafted reserve-styled Barbera is made from grapes grown on hillsides on the Cooper Ranch in the Shenandoah Valley, California appellation of Amador County.  It is a Piedmontese variety that thrives in the climate and terroir of this New World setting.

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SKU: 14_E_COOP

The Rinaldi Vineyard in Fiddletown is one of the oldest in the state, dating back to 1866. The EASTON Fiddletown Zinfandel, Old Vine is always 100% Zinfandel from the Rinaldi Vineyard. We approach making the wine from this vineyard in much the same way a good winemaker would approach a grand cru vineyard in Burgundy. We want to reveal what the fruit has to offer each year in all of its purity, not obscure it.

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SKU: 16_E_RIN
93 Points Wine Enthusiast
90 Points Wine Spectator
 
Our biggest style of Zinfandel is made from old estate vineyards in the Shenandoah Valley.  It exudes all the qualities that make Easton Zinfandels memorable: body and finesse, Amador terroir, and ageability. 
 
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SKU: 15_E_ZIN_EST

These are 100-plus year-old vines on a decomposed granite bench over-looking the Shenandoah Valley sloping from North to South. The vineyard is old, rugged, and in decline, but still produces fruit with wonderful character. Farmed traditionally with cross-discing, dry farming, and hand-harvesting. Amador’s annual rainfall is generally 28-32” a year on long-term average.

The wines are spicy, textural, mineral, and captivating.

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SKU: 17_E_DAG
92 Pts. Wine Enthusiast
90 Pts. Wine Spectator
 
This is our most elegant Zinfandel, made from organic grapes grown at 2000' in Fiddletown. Perfect for backyard BBQs and picnics.  It shows great spicy aromatics, delicious boysenberry fruit flavors, and a fascinating mineral laden finish from the vineyards schist-laden hillside.  Why "E"? "E" stands for: EASTON, ecological techniques, estate-grown, elevation, and exquisite.
 
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SKU: 15_E_ZIN_E

This hand-crafted wine is made from grapes harvested in California's famous Amador County, long renowned as one of the best places in the world for distinctive Zinfandel because of its old head-pruned vines, mountain soils, languid blue sky days, and cool summer nights. Our Amador County bottling is luscious, fruity, and tinted for current enjoyment both at home and at your favorite restaurant. 

91 Points- California Grapevine
91 Points- The Wine Enthusiast
90 Points- Wine Spectator, "Top 100 Values"

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SKU: 16_E_AmZin

Our delicious and aromatic EASTON Campo de Granito from the Valley’s Edge Vineyard is estate-grown in a "granite field” at the Northeast edge of the Shenandoah Valley appellation. Made from the Iberian varietals Touriga Nacional and Souzão (Sezão), this wine has great color and balance, and will drink well when young. Only 100 cases produced.

13.0% alcohol

 

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SKU: 21_E_Campo

This is a new style of Amador County Zinfandel for us that is made in an older historic-style reminiscent of wines from 1852 when Zin first arrived in California. The grapes were partially-crushed, partially whole-cluster, and fermented in a closed tank where there was some carbonic fermentation. This created an enjoyable and quaffable Zinfandel that has a beautiful floral quality. It also shows savory notes of violet, mountain sage, and yerba buena. Drink it at a cooler temperature than you might normally drink red wine, even a little chilled on a warm day.

Zinfandel as cru Beaujolais!

 

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SKU: 21_E_ZINSTER