Cline Cellars Ancient Vines Zinfandel 2012 Wine Review
Cline Cellars Ancient Vines Zinfandel 2012
Contra Costa County, California, United States
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 91/100
Cline's Zinfandel grapes are sourced from dry-farmed vines planted more than 100 years ago, thus deserving the name Ancient Vines. The depth and concentration of that aging vine wisdom shows in the glass. Notes of blackberry and toasty, black fruit, tar, smoke and toasty oak. Full-bodied. Perfect for BBQ meats and a campfire. This is a truly mouth-filling wine. Big, long finish like a Broadway number... it's a dazzling kick-line for the senses.
Zinfandel food pairings: hearty meat meals, pasta, aged cheddar, pulled pork.
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This Cline Cellars Ancient Vines Zinfandel 2012 was reviewed on June 7, 2014 by Natalie MacLean
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|Community Reviewer reviewed this wine as follows:|
Ancient Vines Zinfandel shows wonderful dusty raspberry, blackberry, white pepper and spice, with coffee and chocolate characters. Ripe fruit and soft tannins make this a mouth-coating, rich wine. Aging in new and used wood has lent this wine a subtle vanilla quality that nicely complements the explosive fruit notes.
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|For the last century Clines' Ancient's Vines have been rooted deep in the sandy soils of Contra Costa County's Oakley Vineyards. Warm, sunny days and cool nights along the San Joaquin and Sacramento Rivers provide unique growing conditions to produce robust, intense red wines. - Community Wine Reviews|
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