Cline Cellars Zinfandel Contra Costa County Bridgehead 2007
Wine Tasting Notes Our Bridgehead Zinfandel has notes of spice and bright blackberry. The wine is firm and deep with notes of chocolate and toasty vanilla. Benefiting from a fine-grained structure of balanced acids and tannins, the wine will age beautifully for well over the next 5 to 7 years. Its claret-like style and intriguingly complex earthy-berry character make this one of California's most distinct and our most treasured Zinfandels.
Opaque purple in color, with an interesting nose of black pepper, black cherry and cedar. Medium acidity with a high alcohol content, medium+ tannin and full body, exhibiting medium intensity palate of blackberry, prune and animal skin. Medium length. Good and high-priced, ready to drink but can develop further.
Just love it. I went to Sonoma in 2010 and saved this one until today (21 Feb 2011). You don't know what you have here, and you can't get this in Scandinavia.