2006 EASTON Zinfandel “Late Harvest”
Fiddletown - Rinaldi Vineyard
We are excited about is our 2006 EASTON Late Harvest Zinfandel from the Rinaldi Vineyard in the Fiddletown appellation of Amador County. This is a historic site that dates to at least 1865 when it was called the Cox Vineyard. A portion of the harvest lent itself to making a Late Harvest wine in the 2006 vintage. We left one block of the vineyard to hang until the sugar reached 30˚ plus brix, but the wine still retains a sense of style and balance without overt dehydrated Zinfandel flavors. Rich, blackberry and dark chocolate flavors with an attractive white pepper spiciness that I like to get in most of my Zinfandels. We bottled it in 500 ml bottles which seemed appropriate for a wine with 16% natural alcohol and about 5% residual sugar.
This is a great introduction to our EASTON line of five distinctly different Zinfandels:
EASTON Zinfandel “Amador County”
EASTON Zinfandel “Shenandoah Valley”
EASTON Zinfandel “Fiddletown”
EASTON Zinfandel “Shenandoah Valley” “Estate -Bottled”
EASTON Zinfandel “Late Harvest”
This new 500 ml bottling is in a handsome tall, elegant glass bottle with the label sized to enhance the elegance of the overall package.
16.0 % alc. by volume; 3.65pH; 6.8 grams per liter total acidity
Suggested Retail: $20 for the 500 ml
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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 test 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