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Wine Tasting Notes The Ancient Vines Zinfandel shows wonderful dusty raspberry, blackberry, white pepper and spice, w...Read more...
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My Rating 88. Nice nose of fruit and oak. Taste a little too much rest sweetness. otherwise very pleasant, smooth and full of Berries. If you woul... Read more
Nose of sharp pecorino and dusty earth. Nice hints of bacon up front. Rich red and black fruit on the palate. Sage and pepper in balance with th... Read more
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RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.
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My Rating 88. Nice nose of fruit and oak. Taste a little too much rest sweetness. otherwise very pleasant, smooth and full of Berries. If you would not know this is a Zinfandel, you would never guess it.
Nose of sharp pecorino and dusty earth. Nice hints of bacon up front. Rich red and black fruit on the palate. Sage and pepper in balance with the fruit. Nice. - Blind tasted at Schreiner's Winers zin tasting 9/18/10
Tasted at UNLVino 4/10/10
Another great bargain at World Market, $8.99, may tend to be almost too sweet but still a good everyday dinner wine.
We were not impressed with this wine, even at the lower price. It seems too simple and without character. As we drank it, it was hard to decide what it was trying to be - a little of everything and not much of anything. A boring wine.
External Reviews for Cline Cellars Zinfandel California
Cline Cellars Zinfandel 2008 California Series and all other wine from Cline Cellars are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.
As 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.
Lively in the mouth, with flavors of raisins, dried currants and roasted herbs, highlighted by modest tannins. A very good Zin at a hard-to-argue-with price. Drink now through 2005.
This mouth-coating Zinfandel offers flavors of toasted caramel and dark berries. Soft tannins and a lasting vanilla finish make the Ancient Vine Zin dangerously easy to drink.
Always reliable; picked from blocks that contain 100-plus year old vines, this Zin is chock full of dusty blackberry and raspberry fruit. White pepper spice and mocha accents tame the ripe fruit and make it an excellent choice for barbecue.
Cline makes a gorgeous array of single-vineyard Zins, but for all-purpose Zin-enjoyment you can't beat this ripe, zaftig wine made largely from old-vine Contra Costa county grapes. Wild berries, brambles, white chocolate and even a hint of mint are married in a heady brew with smooth tannins and well-toned acids.
Wine Tasting Notes The Ancient Vines Zinfandel shows wonderful dusty raspberry, blackberry, white pepper and spice, with coffee and chocolate characters. 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.
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