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Cline Cellars Zinfandel Sonoma County 2009

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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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05/08/2011

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Cline Cellars Zinfandel Sonoma County

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Cline makes a gorgeous array of single-vineyard Zins, but for all-purpose Zin-enjoyment you canrsquo;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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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

I like this Zin a lot for its exuberant varietal character. Itrsquo;s jam-packed with bright cherry, raspberry and peppery spice flavors, with good acids and tannins, and is nicely dry and balanced. Great price, too.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Clinersquo;s California bottling may be, year in and year out, the best $10 Zin in the state. Old vine vineyards are the reason. The wine is built on a backbone of Contra Costa county fruit from low yielding, head-pruned vines that average more than 50 years of age. Vibrant black cherry and raspberry fruit, layered seductively, builds into a tangy climax that is bursting with fresh, jammy flavors.


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Source: We Speak Wine
01/24/2012

As always, the California Zinfandel is both challenging and rewarding to produce. Severe selection criteria and master blending are evident in the final product, which showcases a wide array of dark berry flavors-especially black cherry and strawberry. Firm, supple tannins are complemented by nice spice notes and a lasting vanilla fi nish, both derived from oak aging. Though ready to drink now, the California Zinfandel will continue to develop complexity over the next three to four years. - Charles G. Tsegeletos, Winemaker ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The 2009 Zinfandel California (80,000 cases produced) is a straightforward, jammy, richly fruity effort that makes a mockery of many overpriced Zinfandels. It delivers plenty of briery, peppery, spicy fruit in a medium-bodied, luscious format meant to be consumed over the next 1ndash;2 years.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
05/20/2011

Cline Cellars Zinfandel 2009 750ML


External Review
05/19/2011

Juicy and user-friendly, with modest cherry vanilla and spice notes.


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