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2010 Cline Cellars Zinfandel California
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18 Ratings
2010 Cline Cellars Zinfandel California

Wine Description

Ripe fruit and soft tannins make this mouthcoating rich vintage a nice complement to pasta dishes with a light tomato sauce or grilled meats.

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.

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Ripe fruit and soft tannins make this mouthcoating rich vintage a nice complement to pasta dishes with a light tomato sauce or grilled meats.

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.

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    Tracy Rowan

    About This Wine: Meticulous farming. Mature fruit. Handmade wines. Severe selection. Master blending. From repeated tasting of the fruit in the vineyard to seeing the grapes come through the hopper, we still do it the old-fashioned way. We think it shows in the bottle, the only thing that matters. Cline's California Zinfandel 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. Wine Profile: Vintage: 2010 Wine Type: Red Wine Varietal: Zinfandel Appellation: California Harvest Date: September 9-October 20 Acid: 0.66g/100ml PH: 3.66 Residual Sugar: .33% Alcohol %: 14.0% Vineyard Notes: Selecting fruit for the California Zinfandel program is a daunting task; the primary focus is harmony, with an emphasis on early drinkability and elegant structure. The 2010 California Zinfandel continues to draw from an assortment of superb Zinfandel vineyards. A backbone of fruit from the famous Zinfandel growing area of Lodi contributes 73% of the blend and the balance is from selected vineyards throughout Contra Costa and Lake Counties and other parts of California. Production Notes: To create this wine, we begin by entirely de-stemming and only lightly crushing the grapes to preserve fruit and limit harsh tannin extraction. Then, a moderately warm fermentation is conducted in closed stainless steel tanks using specific wine yeast. Wine is pressed once desired tannin level is achieved, and then free run and press wine is combined. By racking the wine two or even three times before settling down to wood for eight months, we achieve early elegance without sacrificing bright fruit. Thirty-percent new French oak is used, which contributes a delicate vanilla and nutty character. Winemaker Notes: 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. Food Pairing: With its smooth structure and rich, berry flavors, the California Zinfandel pairs best with bold-flavored foods such as penne putanesca, grilled steak or chili con carne.

    over 1 year
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    csdavenport

    a red Zinfandel ... love it!

    about 2 years
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    lysa1102

    easy and medium bold

    almost 2 years
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    ecoli72

    진함. 과일향 풍부.

    over 1 year
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    beth.stamper@mchsi.com

    very good

    over 2 years
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    Josh Anon

    Bit tannic

    3 months
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