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Wine Name: EASTON Zinfandel - Very Late Harvest
Vintage: 2009
Appellation: Fiddletown (AVA)
Sub-Appellation: Obscura - November Picking
Vineyard: Rinaldi Vineyard
Suggested Retail Price: $ 20
Alcohol Content: 16.7%
Cases Produced: 675
Winemaker: Bill Easton
Winemaker Tasting Notes: Obscura means “dark” or “darkness” in Latin. This wine is a extraordinarily special wine made from very ripe, un-raisined Zinfandel that were harvested very late at 40˚brix in Fiddletown at the Rinaldi Vineyard. The fruit was harvested on October 30th just before the first rain in the Fall of 2009. Fermentation was spontaneous and continued slowly until mid-December when the wine reached a natural equilibrium and balance at the numbers listed below. We racked and gently filtered the wine at this time to preserve the balance of sweetness and acidity in the finished wine. As grapes ripen and get ultra-ripe the sugar concentrates and the acid concentrates as the water content of the grape diminishes. This is dehydration, but the grapes in this particular season still contained plenty of liquid and did not look too shriveled. This wine could be enjoyed with most desserts, just as a Port is, or simply sipped by itself. It would make a wonderful Holiday gift. This is a rare wine that can only be made perhaps once a decade.
Release Date: 10/11
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
Phone: Test
Fax: test

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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