Cline Cellars

Ancient Vines Contra Costa County Zinfandel

8.8470 ratings
8.516 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.

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
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
Chloe Park

Solid

Solid

1 person found it helpfulSep 6th, 2015
Marcella Newhouse

Writer/Educator enotecaMarcella

8.0

Too sweet & ripe.

Too sweet & ripe.

1 person found it helpfulJan 30th, 2015
Cory Fierro

For around $12 you too can enjoy this wine!

It features the absolute minimal necessary to be called an "ancient vines zinfandel"!

Jammy? Just a little! Peppery? You'll taste it a bit! And this wine doesn't waste your time being all complex and stuff, you can sip and savor it's one note characteristics or you can gulp it down like the heathen you are!

Try it today!

For around $12 you too can enjoy this wine!

It features the absolute minimal necessary to be called an "ancient vines zinfandel"!

Jammy? Just a little! Peppery? You'll taste it a bit! And this wine doesn't waste your time being all complex and stuff, you can sip and savor it's one note characteristics or you can gulp it down like the heathen you are!

Try it today!

Dec 1st, 2015