Original
436 Ratings
Cline Ancient Vines Zinfandel Contra Costa County
$10.98 USD
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Wine Details

Varietal

Zinfandel

Style

Red

Winemaker's Notes

Ancient Vines Zinfandel has flavors of dark berries, coffee and chocolate with great vanilla oak character and a long lingering finish. Ripe fruit and soft tannins make this a mouth-coating rich vintage, a nice complement to pasta dishes with a light tomato sauce or grilled meats.

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    I thought too bitter and fruity for a Zin. 88WA Much better are the 2011 and 2010 Ancient Vines Zinfandels. This wine spends about eight months in American oak, and both vintages look very good. They are also quite similar in style. Medium-bodied, with good acid, sweet berry fruit, some pepper, incense and spice, the 2011 seems just a tad fresher.

    over 3 years
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    A little harsh at first. Earthy flavor. Initial sharp aroma.Smooth, almost syrupy finish. Really good with cheese.

    about 3 years
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    light, very little after-taste. strawberry, cured ham. slight pepper. mild and smooth.

    over 3 years
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    Excellent with neighbor Chris on day karen excepted her job with dave

    over 2 years
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    Dry and smooth excellent for day drinking

    about 2 years
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    Sandy really liked these ancient vines.

    about 3 years
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    Smooth, full bodied, yummy

    over 3 years
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    Very smooth

    over 2 years
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    5 months
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    about 3 years
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    about 3 years
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    about 3 years
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    4 months
Expert Reviews
  • Robert Parker
    Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/25/2012