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Cline Cellars Zinfandel Sonoma 2014

Member Review by MrRiesling:

A bit disappointing, but still quite drinkable.

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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

Member Reviews for Cline Cellars Zinfandel Sonoma

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Snooth User: MrRiesling
2015421,394
2.50 5
Vintage: 2010 03/03/2012

A bit disappointing, but still quite drinkable.


Snooth User: crickf
638912246
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 02/03/2013

Very nice Zin.


Snooth User: emountainbike
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 05/08/2011

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: jaymesbawned
92991112
5.00 5
Vintage: 2007 02/03/2009

Great wine. very smooth. One of the best reds I've had in a while. Smell to die for.


Snooth User: gnomewine
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 04/13/2009

Really enjoyed this wine. Not sure which vintage I had though...probably 2007 though. Definitely recommend it.


Snooth User: Nick75
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 10/16/2009

I agree with the reviews on this one. Reminds me of a Saintsbury pinot on steroids - with the same jammieness.


Snooth User: deannawoods22
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 12/03/2008

loved this wine!


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External Reviews for Cline Cellars Zinfandel Sonoma

External Review
Vintage: 2011 07/04/2013

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 strawberry. Additionally, spice notes and a lasting finish of vanilla from oak aging and firm, supple tannins add complexity to this wine. - Charles G. Tsegeletos, WinemakerAlcohol: 14.0%Brix at Harvest: 24.3°Total Acidity: .68g/100mlFinal pH: 3.79Residual Sugar: .35%Oak Aging: 8 months ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Vintage: 2011 01/03/2013

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 strawberry. Additionally, spice notes and a lasting finish of vanilla from oak aging and firm, supple tannins add complexity to this wine. - Charles G. Tsegeletos, WinemakerAlcohol: 14.0%Brix at Harvest: 24.3°Total Acidity: .68g/100mlFinal pH: 3.79Residual Sugar: .35%Oak Aging: 8 months


External Review
Vintage: 2009 01/18/2011

Fred Cline has restored some of California's oldest vineyards. Even his value-driven baseline bottling is bona fide old-vine Zinfandel. The age of the vines shows in the intense complexity of this excellent full-bodied red.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/19/2011

The 1997 Zinfandel California is medium ruby-colored and elegant, with loads of fresh, briery, cranberry and cherry fruit, spice, and pepper. All the wines exhibited deep, saturated colors, and are made from fine raw materials with high quality fruit.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/19/2011

Have a yen for Zin? This one's very nice, and the price is right, too. It's rich and jammy-tasting, with harmonious plum, strawberry, spice and herb-laced flavors, finishing soft. Drink now through 2001.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/19/2011

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 a wine whose vine age is, remarkably, more than 50 years old.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/19/2011

Displays a wide array of dark berry fruit including black cherry and raspberry, spice notes and a lasting finish of vanilla from oak aging. Firm, supple tannins add complexity to this wine. Drink now or hold.


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