Winemaker Bill Easton is one of the orginal Rhône Rangers and pioneered the Rhône varietals in the Sierra Foothills in the late 80's. His wines are balanced and elegant with complexity that develop as the wines age in bottle. The French call it élevage, which is "raising" the wine in the bottle before drinking. There is an art to this style of winemaking and there is great pleasure in drinking a wine that has just started to show what it will be.
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93 points - Wine Enthusiast, “Cellar Selection”
This wine is made from two of our higher elevation Syrah sites. We think that they express the racy
aromatics of the Syrah grape that reminds us of Côte Rotie.
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90 points - Wine Spectator
92 points - Wine Enthusiast
91 points - Wine & Spirits
We make ony 300 cases each year of this wine from a vineyard in Fiddletown that we have worked with since the early 90's. At 2000', this vineyard ripens in late October and is the last to arrive at the winery during harvest. Try this wine with anything off the grill, smoked meats, or roasted lamb.
91 points - The Wine Enthusiast
93 points - Wine & Spirits Magazine
DTR Ranch Syrah is made from grapes planted at our Fiddletown home ranch in 1999. This Syrah is a true reflection of the place the vines live, which is our coolest vineyard site, ripening in late October. The combination of granitic soils and cool 2000' elevation provide fruit for one of our most complex syrahs.
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63% Grenache, 19% Mourvèdre & 18% Syrah
“93 points” Wine and Spirits, October 2015
This 2012 is very elegant, complex, and lively. Grenache’s savory plum and black cherry flavors, coupled with Mourvèdre’s smoky gaminess, and Syrah’s powerful punch and richness. This is a dead ringer for a top Southern Rhône, say a Châteauneuf-du-Pape or Gigondas.
95 Pts. The Wine Enthusiast, Cellar Selection
Our single vineyard Syrah is from the oldest Syrah vineyard in the Sierra Nevada (est. 1982) and one of the most famous Syrah sites in California. The parcel is planted all on its own roots. The vines originate from the Chapoutier Hermitage property (UCD Clone 1).
“90 points” - California Grapevine, “Very Highly Recommended”
Our popular Syrah for every day pleasure is also a big hit in wine bars and restaurants across the US, Canada and England.
This is our new "go to" week night wine to have with burgers, hanger steak, or herb roasted chicken. A blend of syrah and cabernet from our mountain vineyards, it drinks very rich and smooth with a touch of our local garrigue.
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91 Pts. The Wine Enthusiast
91 Pts. Wine and Spririts "Best Buy"
51% Grenache, 32% Mourvedre, 17% Syrah
Have you had a Tête-à-Tête today? This easy drinking Rhône blend is the perfect wine to have a head to head, or heart to heart conversation with your best friend.
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96 Pts. The Wine Enthusiast - TOP 100 CELLAR SELCTION
91 points - Wine Spectator,
Each year Bill Easton crafts his winemaker Syrah from several Sierra Foothills vineyard sites ranging up to 3000' elevation. Only 8 barrels are produced and spend 22 months in 100% new French oak barrels before bottle ageing.This is a top scoring wine every year!
"Lovely, spicy floral aromas and generous, complex and layered flavors make the wine irrisistable, while its strong but velvety texture sets it up for a long life in the cellar for those who can resist". The Wine Enthusiast