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Cline Cellars Zinfandel Big Break 2011

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Another pretty colored wine--darker purply-red. Interesting complex nose--volatile, some berry fruit, some earthiness. Very pleasant introduction... Read more

Tasted at UNLVino 4/10/10 Read more

First impression is that this one leads with massive sweetness. It fades almost instantly, but was quite interesting for sure. Behind it, the wine ... Read more

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Snooth User: EMark
8478045,768
4.00 5
03/28/2014

Another pretty colored wine--darker purply-red. Interesting complex nose--volatile, some berry fruit, some earthiness. Very pleasant introduction to the palate. Another one that gets past the tip of the tongue before any blackberry fruit is detected. Seems to have a silky smooth mouth feel. Very mild tannin. Sharp acid tang on the back palate. US$20.69 at Total WIne.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 04/12/2010

Tasted at UNLVino 4/10/10


Snooth User: Echelar
196768209
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 01/18/2010

First impression is that this one leads with massive sweetness. It fades almost instantly, but was quite interesting for sure. Behind it, the wine smooths into a great zinfandel berry finish. Going to re-taste to refine my opinion; it was quite late into the night when I had this first one.


Snooth User: keukagene
1157798
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 12/20/2010

Found to be very full bodied and succulent. Was the best of the reds tried that evening by a unanimous margin. Dark with a very smooth , complex flavor.


Snooth User: andrew
6290361
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 09/02/2007

Very very jammy, with loads of berry fruit up front. Was a little sweeter than I like, but I think it would hold up well to intense dishes, either very rich or very spicy. I had it with pizza (sausage + mushroom + lots of Tabasco sauce!)


Snooth User: simulacrum
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 06/29/2009

i've got a thing for hot zins lately but this one's a bit too hot. sterile nose and the flavors (which are good...not-quite-ripe strawberry, plenty of oak) are masked by the alcohol. it's 15.0 so not a surprise but i've had 16.0's that are much smoother.


Snooth User: barri0s1872
802761,434
1.50 5
Vintage: 2006 12/03/2008

Has way too much oak that covers up the other tastes that are struggling to get noticed, the alcohol also comes through strong in the finish


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External Reviews for Cline Cellars Zinfandel Big Break

External Review
Vintage: 2008 09/23/2011

Cline Cellars Zinfandel 2008 Big Break Single Vineyard and all other wine from Cline Cellars are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 03/17/2010

Cline Cellars Zinfandel 2007 Big Break Single Vineyard and all other wine from Cline Cellars are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 04/10/2008

This mouth-coating Zinfandel offers flavors of toasted caramel and dark berries. With soft tannins and a lasting vanilla finish, the Ancient Vine Zin is dangerously easy drinking.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 01/16/2009

The 2006 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 vintage. Aging in new and used wood has lent this wine a subtle vanilla quality that nicely complements the explosive fruit notes. Enjoy now or cellar for 5 to 7 years.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 01/18/2009

Wine Tasting NotesAs always the California Zinfandel is a challenging and rewarding wine to produce. Severe selection criteria and master blending show in the final product, which showcases a wide array of dark berry fruit including black cherry and raspberry. Additionally, spice notes and a lasting finish of vanilla from oak aging and firm, supple tannins add complexity to this wine. This wine is ready to drink now and will continue to develop complexity over the next three to four years.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 04/10/2008

Fred Cline has restored some of California's oldest vineyards. Even this wine, at this price, is old vine Zinfandel. It shows in complexity and intensity.


External Review
Vintage: 2006 01/18/2009

Wine Tasting NotesEucalyptus mint, firm structure and exotic spice are key elements in our Big Break Zinfandel. Always one of our most robust wines, the vintage oozes with power, revealing crisp dark wild berries, hints of dark chocolate with vanilla and spicy oak. A distinct dusty berry character (reminiscent of picking wild black berries in the hot summer sun), what we affectionately describe as our "Oakley terroir," effuses predominately from this wine. This "Big Break" Zinfandel, which can be enjoyed young, should also benefit from 5 to 7 years of cellaring.


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2007 03/05/2012

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2006 05/04/2008

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