Cline Cellars Zinfandel California 2008

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Wine Tasting Notes The Ancient Vines Zinfandel shows wonderful dusty raspberry, blackberry, white pepper and spice, w...

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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

Tasted at UNLVino 4/10/10 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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Snooth User: Wolle
2034221,410
3.50 5
11/16/2010

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.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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3.50 5
04/12/2010

Tasted at UNLVino 4/10/10


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,199
4.00 5
09/20/2010

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


Snooth User: Lushsot
380348153
3.00 5
02/23/2010

Another great bargain at World Market, $8.99, may tend to be almost too sweet but still a good everyday dinner wine.


Snooth User: pfmackin
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2.00 5
02/20/2011

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

External Review
05/19/2011

Ripe, with spicy cherry, raspberry jam and complex earthy notes. Firms up on the finish, with sufficient tannins to merit short-term cellaring. Drink now through 2006.


External Review
05/19/2011

Bright ruby-red. Pungent aromas of green pepper, cassis, blackberry and licorice. Initially quite peppery and green in the mouth, but grew suppler and sweeter with aeration, ultimately showing a silky texture and good richness without totally shedding its green aspect. Finishes with mouthdusting tannins.


External Review
05/19/2011

Packed with luscious cherry, raspberry and blackberry fruits, but don't be surprised: this full-bodied red jam-master is delightfully silky with a dry, lingering finish. Ancient vines, labelled OV or "old vines," denotes that the grapes come from matured vines - usually a minimum of 40 years old - and offer a greater depth and richness in the wines produced. This is a big red to be paired with red or game meats.


External Review
05/19/2011

An unusual tea aroma gives this wine a different flavor, mixing in wild berry and cherry fruit in an openly user-friendly style, emphasizing texture (and creamy oak) at the expense of sheer power. Drink now.


External Review
05/19/2011

A bit gamy, with dried black cherry, kirsch, herbs, cocoa and toasty oak wrapped within firm tannins. Drink now through 2005.


External Review
05/19/2011

Shows wonderful dusty raspberry, blackberry, white pepper and spice, with coffee and chocolate characters. Ripe fruit and soft tannin make this vintage full of mouth-coating richness. Prolonged aging in new and used wood has lent this wine a subtle vanilla quality that nicely complements the explosive fruit notes. Enjoy this wine presently for its effusive black fruit, or cellar for 5-7 years.


External Review
05/23/2010

"The 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." Winery


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Winemaker's Notes:

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.

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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