2012 Easton Amador County Zinfandel
Wine & Spirits
A potent zin with salty licorice and beetroot flavors, this is a direct, sanguine expression of Foothills minerality, with a floral edge that helps lift it out of the dirt. It’s an intense red for a flavorful cheese like Vella Dry Jack.
This is an amazing price for such quality, the wine resplendent in accessible red cherry and blackberry fruit and leathery tannins. Elegant and fairly restrained, it’s soft, structured and young, with room to develop further. Juicy and creamy, it delivers minty spice on the finish.
Sleek and crisp, with lively cherry, herb and mineral flavors that linger toward ripe tannins. Drink now through 2017.
The lastest in an early release, foothill Zin with a good track record. From the winery: "Our popularly priced Amador County Zinfandel comes from 40-60 year old head pruned vines. These vineyards are planted on our beautiful, rolling mountain sites that have the classic, vermilion-colored, Amador decomposed granite soil. The finished wine has full black cherry and blackberry fruit aromas with a beautiful balance and a big, sumptuous, and juicy mouth feel. It also presents complex spicy aromas, with a nice creamy texture derived from the 10 months time it receives in French oak barrels. This wine has become our popular, but serious cru Beaujolais-styled Zinfandel that has found its way on to many great restaurant lists across North America where it is often listed "by the glass". It is consistently rated one of the top Zinfandels in its class and one of the best value Zins available. Although drinkable now, it gains complexity with bottle age. This wine's release each Fall has become highly anticipated by many of our customers."