Easton 1999 Zinfandel Estate, Shenandoah Valley, Amador

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Talk about a library hijack, here’s one you won’t want to miss! This is the second release of the Easton estate-bottled Zinfandel. The fruit originates the two estate vineyards surrounding the winery. The old Dickson property planted in 1910 and the Baldinelli property that was planted in the early 1970’s. Vines are head-trained and unirrigated. The vineyard is rigorously pruned for proper cluster spacing and sun exposure to get full flavor development in the grapes.1999 was a particularly great year in the Sierra Foothills and the Shenandoah Valley of Amador. Spring was cool, so fruit set was late and the hang time was long leading to perfect dry harvest season in early October.The wine was aged in François Frères and Taransaud French oak barrels, 1/3 new. It has been aging gently in the winery cellars ever since. This bold Zin received numerous accolades when it was first released including rated one of the Top Five Zins at the 2002 ZAP Tasting and First Place in the California Gr…

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