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Wine Name: EASTON Zinfandel - Fiddletown
Vintage: 2009
Appellation: Fiddletown (AVA)
Sub-Appellation: N/A
Vineyard: Rinaldi Vineyard
Suggested Retail Price: $ 28
Alcohol Content: 14.5%
Cases Produced: 400
Winemaker: Bill Easton
Winemaker Tasting Notes: These old vines barely provide a crop each year. The vineyard is about as old as they come in California with vines dating to the original planting in 1865. When you gaze on the vineyard on a cold Spring day after the vines have been pruned, the thousands of stout, thickly trunked vines are not unlike a amorphous Henry Moore sculpture, arms raised, pleading with the heavens for enough water to grow for another year. This vineyard is farmed with simplicity: pruning, plowing, and finally picking at the perfect time determined by our winemaker. Every year the wines are different and a revelation. We do not blend this wine with other Zinfandels in our cellar to make a consistent product. EASTON Fiddletown Zinfandel 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. This 2009 has thick brambly blackberry fruit with pepper, anise, clove, and other exotic spices. Yields are always incredibly low at under 2 tons per acre. Harvest was on October 7th and October 12th. Fat and mouth-filling with great persistence on the palate. Like all our EASTON Zinfandels, this wine was aged in exclusively French oak. The 2009 vintage will hold well for 5-10 years.
Release Date: 06/12
Sold Out: no
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Wine Purchase Discount at Winery:
20% on cases, 1 case maximum
10% on bottles, 3 bottles minimum


10801 Dickson Road
Plymouth, CA 95669
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Winery Founded: 1991
Winery Location Region: Sierra Foothills
Cases Produced: 10,000
Winery Open for Tasting: Yes
Winery Charges for Tasting: No
Retail Sales at Winery: Yes
Offers Online Sales: Yes
Has a Wine Club: Yes
   * Grapehead's Wine Club receives 3 shipments a year totaling approximately $300. No membership fee. Additional they receive 20% off on all discountable case purchases. They receive invitations to special winery events.
Offers Winery Tours: No
Offers Vineyard Tours: No
Food Available at Winery: No
Has a Picnic Area: Yes
   * Shaded lawn area with picnic tables. Shaded grape arbor with tables. Pétanque court.
Offers a Meet the Winemaker Tour: No
Offers a Barrel Tasting: No

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