Cline Cellars Zinfandel Contra Costa County Live Oak Vineyard 2010

Member Review by Nathan Ophardt:

White pepper, eucalyptus, fruit forward.

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Cline Cellars:
  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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Member Reviews for Cline Cellars Zinfandel Contra Costa County Live Oak Vineyard

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Snooth User: Nathan Ophardt
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5.00 5
04/18/2012

White pepper, eucalyptus, fruit forward.


Snooth User: RuLu
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 01/01/2011

One of my favorite zins.


External Reviews for Cline Cellars Zinfandel Contra Costa County Live Oak Vineyard

External Review
Vintage: 2007 05/19/2011

Complex and concentrated, with a ripe, rich core of mint and cherry, currant and wild berry flavors that are well focused, finishing with firm, chewy tannins. Drink now.


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Vintage: 2007 05/19/2011

Reveals a more saturated purple color, a bold, expansive flavor profile, admirable weight, and an undeniably macho style. It might be short on finesse, but it does not cheat the taster in terms of flavor depth and mouth filling capacity.


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Vintage: 2007 05/19/2011

Ripe, with black walnut, mint and black currant aromas and dried blueberry, smoked meat and spice flavors that end with gritty tannins. Best from 2008 through 2012.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 03/16/2010

Cline Cellars Zinfandel 2007 Live Oak Single Vineyard 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
Vintage: 2007 05/19/2011

A dark, intense, meaty style, with lots of tar, stewed plum, wild berry and mineral flavors . Turns thick and chewy on the finish, where the tannins are coarse and dry. Best from 2000 through 2004.


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Vintage: 2007 05/19/2011

Cline Cellars is proud to release its first vintage of Live Oak Zinfandel. The wine displays tremendous extraction, a firm and balanced structure of acid and fine grain tannins with a sweet, ripe raspberry flavor and lots of flesh. Delicious now and will age beautifully for over a decade.


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Vintage: 2007 01/03/2012

This old-vine vineyard has turned out a complex, age-worthy Zin. Itrsquo;s quite pungent and spicy, with dark black fruit and wild herbs running straight through to the finish. It really is a monster wine mdash; backward, tannic and oaky. Give it at least two years to soften, then enjoy with a grilled burger.


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