A Sierra Foothills Sauvignon Blanc with incredibly inviting aromatics of grass, grapefruit and melon that evolves into a delicious texture that’s light, dry and yet still somehow rich with crisp acidity. So good for summer and fall.
Edgy with mountainous berry flavor, Easton’s 2010 Shenandoah Valley is full-bodied, generous in savory spices and blackberry flavor and intoxicatingly aromatic with a peppery, leathery finish. It’s structurally able to withstand many more years in bottle, so enjoy it now or give it some time. Either way, it’ll shine poured alongside peppery meat.
I like this wine even though it has overripe raisin flavors, which usually turn me off. In this case, it’s like the raisins are part of a rum-soaked Christmas fruit cake, a piquant flavor along with blackberries, cherries, tangerines, pineapples and apricots. Soft and intricate, this is a special wine that’s best now and for a couple more years.
A sophisticated, swanky Zinfandel, although it’s gentle and delicious enough to appeal to anybody who likes a full-bodied red wine. Floods the mouth with blackberry, cherry, chocolate, bacon, pepper and charred barrel flavors that go on and on. Drink this beautiful Zin with steaks, chops, roasts and hard cheeses.
This crisp white is inviting and dry, with aromas of citrus, fig and fennel. Reminiscent of a fine Sancerre, it’s finely structured, steely and still lushly textured and full enough in the mouth to enjoy with seafood, a creamy goat cheese salad or entirely on its own.
From old vines dating to 1865, this is a hugely fragrant mountainous Zinfandel, with an abundance of raspberry and blackberry flavors. A wine with a huge presence and soft, rounded tannins, it’s extremely yummy with a ton of peppery spice on the long finish.
Delicious in cola spice and earthy tannins, this medium-bodied Zinfandel remains tightly wound but obvious in its promise of years of enjoyably structured blackberry fruit, leather and spice. A fine choice among all of Easton’s 2010 Zinfandels.
Here’s a wine that defines a distinct style of Sierra Foothills Zin, namely, the wild, brambly kind that seduces with sheer power and exuberance. It’s a mouthpunch of blueberry, boysenberry and other berry flavors, wrapped in just enough tannins and acids to provide balance. There’s something woolly about it, especially in the peppery finish.