Winery Wednesday Features
Small Artisan Winery
With special guest: Jennifer Leslie from Chambers & Chambers
Flight of 4 wines: $13.00
2016 Easton, Sauv Blanc “Monarch Mine Vyd”, Sierra Foothills, CA
Today’s Special Bottle To-Go Price: $20.99
2009 Easton, Barbera “Cooper Ranch”, Shenandoah Valley, CA
Today’s Special Bottle To-Go Price: $26.99
2011 Easton, Zinfandel “E”, Fiddletown, CA
Today’s Special Bottle To-Go Price: $23.99
2013 Easton, Cab Franc “Monarch Mine Vyd”, Sierra Foothills, CA
Today’s Special Bottle To-Go Price $22.99
Wednesday, Sept 13, 5:00 -8:00 PM
ABOUT TERRE ROUGE & EASTON WINES
TERRE ROUGE and EASTON Wines is located in California on the West Slope of the Sierra Nevada in Amador County's Shenandoah Valley. An artisan winery established in 1986 by winemaker Bill Easton and Jane O’Riordan, we make 30 different wines, most of them very small lots of 100-400 cases.
TERRE ROUGE means "Red Earth". This vermillion-colored soil is one of the hallmarks of our region. Our vineyards are in soils that are largely granite and volcanic-based. The TERRE ROUGE portfolio is composed of wines made from Rhône varietals grown in the rugged and varying terroirs of this region: Syrah, Grenache, Mourvèdre, Viognier, Roussanne, Marsanne. High elevation sites up to 3200’ contribute to the complexity of our wines.
Our winemaker, Bill Easton puts his family name, EASTON, on our non-Rhône varietals wines. The wines are crafted from varietals that have traditionally worked the best in Amador County and the Sierra Foothills: ancient and old-vine Zinfandel, Barbera, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Sauvignon Blanc. Under the Easton label we also bottle small selections of varietals new to the Sierra Foothills: Grenache Blanc, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc.
The style of our red wines emphasizes deep color, balanced flavors, full middle palate, and a long finish, with power and finesse. They gain complexity with age. Our whites are aromatic, flavorful with nice texture, and balanced with good acidity. They also show an amazing mineral sense that is derived from our stony mountain soils.
We make over thirty different wines, many of which are very small production (100-500 cases). Each is unique and site-specific with a sense of place (terroir) all of their own. Our goal for the last 25 years has always been to make the finest wines possible that can be placed on a table with the best wines of the world.