Cline Cellars Zinfandel California 2005

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Notes on the Cline Cellars California Zinfandel 2005 375 Ml : 375ML Half BottleWINEMAKER NOTES: A wide array of dark berry fruit including black cherry and raspberry with spice notes and a lasting finish of vanilla from oak aging and firm, supple tannins add complexity to a wine whose average vine age is, remarkably, more than 50 years old. CLINE CELLARS CALIFORNIA ZINFANDEL 2005 375 ML

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  Cline Cellars was founded in 1982 by Fred Cline, grandson of Valeriano Jacuzzi, founder of Jacuzzi Family Vineyards. Originally located in Oakley, California, the winery was moved in 1991 to Carneros, in Sonoma County, on a 350 acre estate. Cline Cellars produces Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Merlot, as well as Rhône varietals such as Syrah, Viognier, Marsanne, and Roussanne. Cha... Read more
  Cline Cellars was founded in 1982 by Fred Cline, grandson of Valeriano Jacuzzi, founder of Jacuzzi Family Vineyards. Originally located in Oakley, California, the winery was moved in 1991 to Carneros, in Sonoma County, on a 350 acre estate. Cline Cellars produces Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Merlot, as well as Rhône varietals such as Syrah, Viognier, Marsanne, and Roussanne. Charlie Tsegeletos, the winery’s Director of Winemaking and their winemaker, ensures that the grapes speak for themselves through the wines that he produces. Read less

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3.00 5
08/13/2007

I'm getting more into Zinfandel as I learn more about what I like. That said, this one isn't the best but my taste for Zin gives it a boost. Also, the price is right. Nose is a bit hot but not unpleasant. Mellow fruits and spices while drinking, giving over to the heat again on the finish.


Snooth User: drdebs
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3.50 5
10/10/2007

Bright ruby-red zinfandel with a lot of herbal aromas up front. A tiny bit of over-extraction, I suspect. Palate is blackberry, herbs, and mineral, with the fruit taking a bit of a back seat to the other elements. Not a small wine, at 14.5%. Tangy finish is reminiscent of a cabernet franc. Good if you don't like your zins to taste huge, but want them to be big in alcohol. Not as much spice as the Dry Creek Heritage Zin, and not entirely true to the varietal characteristics. Still, easier to pair with food than many jammy zins. Would go well with pasta with pesto, minestrone soup, and other Italian dishes. PS. Significantly truer to variety on day 2. Perhaps a bit young to really drink? Try after 3/08.


Snooth User: connie7899
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4.00 5
02/19/2008

Well balanced, great for price. Nice fruit.


Snooth User: Cheri
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1.50 5
02/25/2008

Dark, jammy, hints of molasses. Might have been better if we'd decanted it.


Snooth User: ghick
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3.50 5
03/14/2010

oak/Chocolate/berries/spice Old Wood/Earthy Aroma Stout Long Finish


Snooth User: amcdavid
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4.00 5
02/04/2010

Great for price and interesting flavor and tones- complex yet light.


Snooth User: maiasmic19
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4.00 5
05/11/2008

Everything a straightforward zin should be - big, bright fruit very with raisin notes, light...simple, delicious, drinkable... I love having it on hand just to drink by itself, though I suppose it would be great with food as well :)


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External Reviews for Cline Cellars Zinfandel California

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02/05/2008

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
06/26/2007

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.



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Notes on the Cline Cellars California Zinfandel 2005 375 Ml : 375ML Half BottleWINEMAKER NOTES: A wide array of dark berry fruit including black cherry and raspberry with spice notes and a lasting finish of vanilla from oak aging and firm, supple tannins add complexity to a wine whose average vine age is, remarkably, more than 50 years old. CLINE CELLARS CALIFORNIA ZINFANDEL 2005 375 ML

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