Easton

Amador County Zinfandel

8.8183 ratings
8.915 pro ratings
Amador County, Sierra Foothills, California, USA
Zinfandel
Lamb, Chicken, Turkey, White Rice, Pasta, Potato, Herbs, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pork, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Beef, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Hank Beckmeyer

Owner/Winemaker La Clarine Farms

8.9

Zinfandel can be quite good in the hands of a thoughtful producer. This is almost (almost) Bordeaux-like.

Zinfandel can be quite good in the hands of a thoughtful producer. This is almost (almost) Bordeaux-like.

1 person found it helpfulJan 29th, 2014
R. Addison Wehrfritz

concord grape jelly aroma, luscious mouthfeel, dry finish. unassuming and unpretentious

concord grape jelly aroma, luscious mouthfeel, dry finish. unassuming and unpretentious

Oct 29th, 2016
Ryan Wofford

Nice rich dark fruit. Hint of smoke, mildly structured

Nice rich dark fruit. Hint of smoke, mildly structured

Mar 10th, 2015
Meg Maker

Wine Writer, Maker's Table

8.9

Black raspberry, cherry, and bright bramble fruits keynote the aromatics, with a bass note of leather and tea. It’s zesty and grippy on the palate, with red fruits and ample drying tannins. The most texture I’ve experienced in a Zinfandel for too long a time—it’s so refreshing to find one with evident tannins. An extremely pleasurable and incredibly food-friendly Zinfandel; I wish more were like this. 14.5% abv | $18 (sample) 

Black raspberry, cherry, and bright bramble fruits keynote the aromatics, with a bass note of leather and tea. It’s zesty and grippy on the palate, with red fruits and ample drying tannins. The most texture I’ve experienced in a Zinfandel for too long a time—it’s so refreshing to find one with evident tannins. An extremely pleasurable and incredibly food-friendly Zinfandel; I wish more were like this. 14.5% abv | $18 (sample) 

Jan 23rd, 2015
Matt Young

Great zin. Although, it's a little on the pricey side. It was on sale but even at its sale price ($17) You can do better for a zin.

Great zin. Although, it's a little on the pricey side. It was on sale but even at its sale price ($17) You can do better for a zin.

Nov 28th, 2014
Bertus van Zyl

Assistant Winemaker Regusci Winery

8.8

Solid value, loads of fruit and spice and great texture.

Solid value, loads of fruit and spice and great texture.

Nov 1st, 2014
Matt Ryan

Hospitality Director Big Basin Vineyards

10

Their 1998 bottling was my 'ah ha!' wine. This only continues a track record of excellence. Spicy red fruit, Huckle berry, iron, stone, pine needles, and barely showing its age. Zinfandel at its best.

Their 1998 bottling was my 'ah ha!' wine. This only continues a track record of excellence. Spicy red fruit, Huckle berry, iron, stone, pine needles, and barely showing its age. Zinfandel at its best.

Jan 24th, 2014
Ed Matthews

Gotta love this Zin with good tannic structure! Not overripe, always a hallmark of Bill Easton wines. Not quite as good as the Rinaldi single vineyard bottling, but at a fraction of the price, who cares?

Gotta love this Zin with good tannic structure! Not overripe, always a hallmark of Bill Easton wines. Not quite as good as the Rinaldi single vineyard bottling, but at a fraction of the price, who cares?

Nov 14th, 2013
Martin Ong

Cherries, raisin, cranberry, spicy at end

Cherries, raisin, cranberry, spicy at end

Oct 13th, 2018
Robert Stackowiak

A clean Zin very indicative of the area where it is grown. August 2018.

A clean Zin very indicative of the area where it is grown. August 2018.

Aug 20th, 2018