2015 Easton Zinfandel

Year: 2015
Appellation: Amador County
Country: USA - California
Wine Spectator: 92
Connoisseurs' Guide: 88
Wine Enthusiast: 91
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :
$15.95
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2018 WINE SPECTATOR TOP 100: #45

THIS IS DRINKING GREAT AND A HECK OF A BARGAIN!! OLD SCHOOL!!

"Epitomizes fine Sierra Foothills Zinfandel, offering vibrant, briary raspberry, smoked pepper and wild sweet anise flavors that stretch out on the zesty finish. Drink now through 2023. 6,200 cases made. — TF" (WS)

"GOOD VALUE Not without the expected ripeness of its provenance, but nicely fruited as well and showing some attractive background richness to round things out, this very advantageously priced Zinfandel is designed to fill the bill with all manner of dishes from red-sauced pastas to pork roasts. Its berryish flavors hit the mark, and its late-arriving tannins provide a bit of "roughage" across the palate and into its still youthfully coarse finish. Time is on this wine's side if you care to squirrel some away for drinking over the long haul. Reviewed: September 2017" (CG)

"A velvety texture and extremely concentrated black-fruit flavors make this full-bodied wine delicious to savor. It has beautiful big tannins that are well integrated, luxurious blackberry, sage and cedar flavors, plus great length on the finish." (WE)

Winery Notes:
This is the nineteenth release of our popularly-priced Amador County Zinfandel. It is made from grapes that grow on our beautiful, rolling mountain sites that have the classic, vermilion-colored, Amador decomposed granite soil. The 2015 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, only, French oak barrels. This wine has become our popular, but serious cru Beaujolais-styled/Rioja crianza-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 Zinfandels available. Although drinkable now, it gains complexity with bottle age. This wine’s release has become highly anticipated by many of our customers each year. We think this 2015 bottling follows in the tradition of our previous versions. Our Zinfandel’s in 2015 have great bright fruit, richness, balance, and charm. This wine is a great introduction to our EASTON line of five distinctly different Zinfandels: