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Wine Name: EASTON Zinfandel - Fiddletown
Vintage: 2005
Appellation: Fiddletown (AVA)
Sub-Appellation: N/A
Vineyard: Rinaldi
Suggested Retail Price: $ 28
Alcohol Content: 14.5%
Cases Produced: 500
Winemaker: Bill Easton
Winemaker Tasting Notes: 2005 Easton Zinfandel, Fiddletown (Rinaldi-Eschen Vineyard) 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-Eschen 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 2005 has thick brambly blackberry fruit with pepper, anise, clove, and other exotic spices. Yields were an incredibly low 1/2 - 1 ton to the acre. Harvest was on October 17th. Fat and mouthfilling with great persistence on the palate. Like all our EASTON Zinfandels, this wine was aged in exclusively French oak. The 2005 vintage will hold well for 5-10 years. 14.5% by volume; 3.50 pH; 7.0 gm./liter total acidity Suggested Retail: $28.00 a bottle
Release Date: 06/09
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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