2014 Domaine de la Terre Rouge "Tête-à-Tête" Rhone Blend, Sierra Foothills, CA


Bill Easton has humbly been making some of the most criminally underrated red wines in California for 30+ years now (although he did just receive 100 points from WS for a recent vintage of his Ascent syrah). His Terre Rouge imprimatur is reserved for wines made from Rhone varieties, and Tête-à-Tête is his easy-drinking, imminently enjoyable take on classic Côtes-du-Rhone. Primarily Mourvèdre and Grenache with 14% Syrah, it is at home on any table and in any situation, quite simply a wine of pleasure and comfort.