Helen Griesemer Giovacchini

Location: Sonoma, CA

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  • Sep 24, 2012 at 11:55am
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    Average Price: $15.99



    Helen Griesemer Giovacchini's Review:
    Added Jul 9, 2012 at 10:15am
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  • Aug 5, 2012 at 9:13pm
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  • Aug 1, 2012 at 11:15am
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  • Jul 25, 2012 at 4:35pm
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    Helen Griesemer Giovacchini's Review:
    Added Jul 21, 2012 at 10:02am
    One step up in price is the Cline Ancient Vines Zinfandel. A lot of producers have “old vine zinfandel” but Cline is the only one I know of that sells an “ancient vines zinfandel.” It sounds like a marketing name to me, and it is. Old vines are known to create fruit with more concentrated flavors than younger vines, and that’s the appeal of old vine zinfandel. But, it’s not a regulated classification. Old vines may be 30-40 years old or more, but there’s no official age that denotes a vine as old, much less “ancient.” UPDATE: According to Cline Cellars, the vines used for their Ancient Vines Zinfandel are 80+ years old. The fruit in this wine come primarily from Lodi (63% of the blend), with the balance coming from Mendocino, Sonoma and Lake County, California. This wine was aged for seven months in 30% new American oak, with the balance in neutral oak. There’s a lot going on in the nose of this wine. Cherry aromas, plum, coffee, vanilla and a wisp of smoke all swirl about. The palate is spicy, with blackberry and cherry flavors up front, a little bit of cocoa on the mid-palate and a spicy cherry finish. The acidity is perfect and soft tannins give the wine a nice mouth feel. This one is a little less jammy and more approachable than the other Cline zinfandel, but they’re both enjoyable wines.

  • Jul 8, 2012 at 11:51am
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    Average Price: $19.99



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