Cline Cellars

Ancient Vines Contra Costa County Zinfandel

8.81059 ratings
8.627 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
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.

11 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.

4 people found it helpfulNov 11th, 2014
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
Charlene Tay

Great bottle for $13! Pleasant, easy daily drinker. Would buy again for casual dinner with friends

Great bottle for $13! Pleasant, easy daily drinker. Would buy again for casual dinner with friends

3 people found it helpfulMay 27th, 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
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.

2 people found it helpfulAug 14th, 2015
Alyssa Koechlein

This started as very buttery almost when it was just opened and ice cold. After we let it set for a half hour it eased up and became very palatable especially with beef. Not my favorite but not the worst mild red ever.

This started as very buttery almost when it was just opened and ice cold. After we let it set for a half hour it eased up and became very palatable especially with beef. Not my favorite but not the worst mild red ever.

1 person found it helpfulDec 25th, 2015
Alexa

Nice smooth dynamic Zin. Great buy!

Nice smooth dynamic Zin. Great buy!

1 person found it helpfulDec 23rd, 2015
Helen O

B- on the nose medium acidity, figs, alcohol menthol and eucalyptus. Cinnamon and baking spices. On the palate red fruit, mild acidity, medium minus acidity. Fifa. Sour plum, cherries, clove and cinnamon.

B- on the nose medium acidity, figs, alcohol menthol and eucalyptus. Cinnamon and baking spices. On the palate red fruit, mild acidity, medium minus acidity. Fifa. Sour plum, cherries, clove and cinnamon.

1 person found it helpfulSep 13th, 2015