Cline Cellars

Ancient Vines Contra Costa County Zinfandel

8.81488 ratings
8.641 pro ratings
Contra Costa County, San Francisco Bay, California, USA
Zinfandel
Lamb, Chicken, Turkey, White Rice, Pasta, Potato, Herbs, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pork, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Beef, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Ellen Clifford

Zin goodness. Classic Zin goodness. It’s like the well worn blue jeans of Zins. Comfortable, friendly, familiar and casual. That’s a lie I hate blue jeans and really like this wine but I hear normal people do like jeans, very blueberry, vanilla scented, and there’s so raisins and licorice to boot. Oh maybe this is the perfect pair well-worn boots. As opposed to jean. Yeah that’s it.
On another note, has anyone actually worn blue jeans or boots since pandemic?

Zin goodness. Classic Zin goodness. It’s like the well worn blue jeans of Zins. Comfortable, friendly, familiar and casual. That’s a lie I hate blue jeans and really like this wine but I hear normal people do like jeans, very blueberry, vanilla scented, and there’s so raisins and licorice to boot. Oh maybe this is the perfect pair well-worn boots. As opposed to jean. Yeah that’s it.
On another note, has anyone actually worn blue jeans or boots since pandemic?

May 25th, 2020
MICHAEL COOPER

Owner TomeVinos wine shops, WSET Level 3, Blogger www.spanishwinesandmore.com, blog.tomevinos.com

8.9

#oldvines #zinfandel #californiawine

#oldvines #zinfandel #californiawine

Feb 23rd, 2020
Sam Brenner

Best wine I've had in the last 3 months. Definitely the best zin I've ever had. Complex, yet perfectly smooth.

Best wine I've had in the last 3 months. Definitely the best zin I've ever had. Complex, yet perfectly smooth.

12 people found it helpfulJun 18th, 2014
Rich Reader

100 years of solid viticultral artistry in head-trained vines. gorgeously upright and joyful.

100 years of solid viticultral artistry in head-trained vines. gorgeously upright and joyful.

5 people found it helpfulNov 11th, 2014
Dennis Wilhelm

One of our favorite Zins. Enjoying tonight on the Embarcadero, Pier 23, San Francisco.

One of our favorite Zins. Enjoying tonight on the Embarcadero, Pier 23, San Francisco.

3 people found it helpfulAug 14th, 2015
Eric Hastings

Beverage and Bar Coordinator Jean-Georges NYC

8.8

Great Cali zin for an outdoor BBQ

Great Cali zin for an outdoor BBQ

3 people found it helpfulSep 22nd, 2014
Jay Traver

Best $14 Zin around. The nose is gamie with bacon fat and brown sugar. The palate is full of strawberry, spice, and cassis. Seriously, this is an steal at 13.99

Best $14 Zin around. The nose is gamie with bacon fat and brown sugar. The palate is full of strawberry, spice, and cassis. Seriously, this is an steal at 13.99

2 people found it helpfulOct 29th, 2015
Jessica Walkup

Delicious, berries and spice.

Delicious, berries and spice.

2 people found it helpfulSep 16th, 2015
Nic Anderson

We enjoyed this Zin a lot. Tasting notes include all spice, floral, and strawberries. It’s potent with 15% alcohol. Paired well with dark chocolate and honey/garlic pork chops.

We enjoyed this Zin a lot. Tasting notes include all spice, floral, and strawberries. It’s potent with 15% alcohol. Paired well with dark chocolate and honey/garlic pork chops.

1 person found it helpfulDec 1st, 2019
Nic Anderson

We enjoyed this Zin a lot. Tasting notes include all spice, floral, and strawberries. It’s potent with 15% alcohol. Paired well with dark chocolate and honey/garlic pork chops.

We enjoyed this Zin a lot. Tasting notes include all spice, floral, and strawberries. It’s potent with 15% alcohol. Paired well with dark chocolate and honey/garlic pork chops.

1 person found it helpfulDec 1st, 2019