Sierra Foothills, California
Terre Rouge refers to the vermillion color Granitic and Volcanic soils that grace the rugged and varying terroirs of this region of Amador County in the Sierra Foothills. High elevation sites up to 3200' contribute to the complexity of these wines. Estate grown, farmed using green fertilizers and free of any chemical treatments they exhibit a soulful old world charm. Terre Rouge is exclusively Rhone varietals and often blended as in the Southern Rhone as well as some single vineyard bottlings of Syrah and Mourvedre, Grenache Blanc, Viognier and Roussanne. Vigneron Bill Easton also makes another label: Easton, that focuses on non-Rhone varietals.
"Tight and a bit tannic, this is backed up by solid flavors of raspberry, orange zest, smoked beef and mineral. Mourvèdre, Grenache and Syrah. Drink now through 2024. 2,500 cases made. - TF, Wine Spectator, 88 points! (on the 2013 vintage)
Tete-a-Tete is a Rhone red blend of Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre. Like the easy-drinking reds of the Southern Rhone Valley, Tete-a-Tete is effusively fruity and vinted for current enjoyment both at home and in your favorite bistro.