2010 Easton Zinfandel Old Vine Rinaldi Vineyard Fiddletown
Producer: Easton Style: Red Wine Grape Type:Zinfandel Origin:California Region: Other California Appellation: Fiddletown
91 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2013
Good full red. Superripe berries, red cherry, pepper, smoke and mint on the nose. At once velvety and energetic, with subtle intensity to the red berry and spice flavors. Nicely round and edge-free. Finishes ripely tannic, juicy and fairly dry, with lovely cherry perfume and noteworthy lift. (In comparison to this vibrant wine, the E Zinfandel showed some stewed fruit notes.)
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