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

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

Tasted at UNLVino 4/10/10 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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4.00 5
09/19/2010

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: VegasOenophile
20275912,199
3.50 5
04/11/2010

Tasted at UNLVino 4/10/10


Snooth User: Lushsot
380348157
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
03/16/2010

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.


External Review
06/24/2010

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.


External Review
05/19/2011

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.


External Review
12/26/2010

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.


External Review
05/19/2011

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.


External Review
07/12/2011

Juicy and ripe, with modest black cherry, caramel and spice flavors. Drink now.


External Review
05/19/2011

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.


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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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