Easton Wines was founded by Bill Easton in the early 90’s. The winery is located in the Sierra Foothills, in the heart of Shenandoah Valley, 45 miles southeast of Sacramento. Bill also founded Terre Rouge. Terre Rouge is reserved for wines made with Rhone Valley grape varieties like Syrah, Marsanne and Mourvedre while Easton Wines is devoted to releases made with other varieties, such as Zinfandel and Barbera.
Dark red in color. 14.5% ABV. Pretty nose of brambly red and black fruits, sage, pepper and earth. Medium to full bodied with ample acidity. Rich and plush with great mouth feel. Black cherry, raspberry liqueur, anise and pepper on the palate. Exceptional length on the finish. Delicious Zinfandel. Really well made and a bargain at under $20. Best over the next 2-3 years.
My rating: 92 points
I’ll have to admit I was excited to try this after seeing it made spot number 45 on the Wine Spectators Top 100 list of 2018. Definitely worth the accolades and a wine I will look to buy in the future.
Easton is open Thursday-Monday from 11am to 4pm. I hope to visit some time next year on a long overdue trip to the Sierra Foothills.