Cline Cellars Red Blend California Oakley Five Reds 2009

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Mourvedre, Carignane, Grenache, Zinfandel, and Syrah. Complex and easy-drinking this wine exhibits the flavors of bla...

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Staten Island, NY (2,500 mi)
USD 13.99
750ml
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This is very similar to Big House Red, with a nice fruity range, rather long finish, and nice balance of dryness and tannins. I have read others ... Read more

I found this to be elegant; a zin to be enjoyed alone. Read more

Much better are the 2011 and 2010 Ancient Vines Zinfandels. This wine spends about eight months in American oak, and both vintages look very good. ... Read more

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User Reviews for Cline Cellars Red Blend California Oakley Five Reds

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Snooth User: tulaw
94189266
3.00 5
05/03/2011

This is very similar to Big House Red, with a nice fruity range, rather long finish, and nice balance of dryness and tannins. I have read others say that this wine (in other vintages) is their everyday/go to wine. I understand why. This wine is well priced, has a great taste, and pairs well with many American dinners. I think Cline has done a great job on this wine, and it places second only to Big House Red for me in this genre of California blends.


Snooth User: caesura
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5.00 5
05/23/2012

I found this to be elegant; a zin to be enjoyed alone.


External Reviews for Cline Cellars Red Blend California Oakley Five Reds

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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
12/24/2012

Much better are the 2011 and 2010 Ancient Vines Zinfandels. This wine spends about eight months in American oak, and both vintages look very good. They are also quite similar in style. Medium-bodied, with good acid, sweet berry fruit, some pepper, incense and spice, the 2011 seems just a tad fresher.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/17/2012

Medium red. Musky berries, roast coffee and a whiff of maple syrup on the nose. Creamy-sweet in an old-vines way, showing good breadth to its dark berry, chocolate and coffee flavors. Finishes with smooth tannins and a peppery nuance. Very ripe zinfandel but could use more primary fruit and lift.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/17/2012

Zesty and a bit rustic, with dried and baked cherry notes backed with anise and pepper. Tannins firm the finish. Drink now through 2015.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/17/2012

The soft, easygoing, straightforward, round 2009 Zinfandel Ancient Vine (50,000 cases produced), while not terribly complex, is satisfying in a monolithic style.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
12/24/2012

Soft but still zesty, with appealing notes of ripe black cherry, caramel and spice. Drink now through 2017.


Ratings & Tags for Cline Cellars Red Blend California Oakley Five Reds

284024 Snooth User: CageyT
rated this wine
2.50 5
12/11/2011

953963 Snooth User: kadlena
rated this wine
3.00 5
03/10/2012

Winemaker's Notes:

Mourvedre, Carignane, Grenache, Zinfandel, and Syrah. Complex and easy-drinking this wine exhibits the flavors of blackberries and black pepper. The wine has good body and moderate tannin and provides a tremendous value for the red wine drinker.

Mourvedre, Carignane, Grenache, Zinfandel, and Syrah. Complex and easy-drinking this wine exhibits the flavors of blackberries and black pepper. The wine has good body and moderate tannin and provides a tremendous value for the red wine drinker.

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