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Easton Zinfandel 2011 Wine Review

Easton Zinfandel 2011

Easton Zinfandel 2011

Amador County, California, United States

Community Score: 4.6/5

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $22.95

Drink: 2013-2017

Bottle size: 750 ml



 

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Easton

Agent: B And W Wines

Product: 328377

Product: 897132

More Vintages: 2010   Add New Vintage

Natalie's Score: 90/100

Juicy purple plum and blueberry aromas on this nose of this vibrant Zinfandel, along with some spice and smoke on the finish. Full-bodied red wine that's so smooth with great intensity of flavour. Deep and concentrated; richly rewarding. Try it with meat lovers' pizza tonight.

Zinfandel food pairings: hearty meat dishes, pizza.

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This was reviewed March 1, 2014 by

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Astrid Young Sommelier ISG CAPS rated this wine as 95/100 with the following review:

Zinfandel is one of my all time faves when it comes to barbeque season, and nobody makes them much better than Easton Vineyards in Amador County, California. This one has everything you want in a zin, and it's affordable: deeply colored, opaque with purple glints, densely packed nose of blueberry compote and blackberry jam with a nudge of black pepper and tea spice; the palate is rich, velvety and textured, like biting into the middle of a jam-packed confection. Cardamom and rooibos tea notes round out the finish, which echos with lingering creaminess offered by barrel aging in new wood (French), along with black berry and black cherry fruit and elegant oak tannins. Enjoy this with saucy ribs, burgers, grilled eggplant or medium spicy middle eastern flavors. don't skimp on flavor though, as it's a powerful wine which could easily overshadow subtle flavors like braised pork or lightly grilled fish.
Or have it all on its own, like I often do:
Easton Amador Zin + 'You' = Awesome
Remember though, Zinfandel is best in its youth: if you're going to hold some back, it will reach its peak by 2016.
Louise Wilson ISG Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Generous wild berry fruit and vanilla notes supported by plush tannins and finishing with just a hint of sweetness. Heavenly with dark chocolate. Drink through 2015. Tasted March 2014.
Amador County is quickly becoming known as one of California's best Zinfandel regions. These head-pruned vines are ancient and produce grapes of great concentrated flavour. - Winery
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