Easton Zinfandel, Amador County, 2009
Price: Suggested retail is $17.00 (Purchased for $12.99)
From The Winery: 14.5% alcohol
Impressions: I haven’t had the opportunity to taste many wines from California’s Sierra Foothills, but this wine from Easton reaffirmed that I need to seek them out. Rich aromas of cassis and blackberry explode on the nose, with a wisp of leather in the background. Ripe and rich in the mouth, with some oaky tannins hitting right before the solid finish. The best zin below $20.00 that I’ve tasted this year.