Cline Cellars

Ancient Vines Contra Costa County Zinfandel

8.870 ratings
8.91 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
MICHAEL COOPER

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

8.9

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Feb 23rd, 2020
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
James Hemrick

A staple. Always good.

A staple. Always good.

May 23rd, 2020
Toni Caretto

Soft tannins. Strawberry and tobacco.

Soft tannins. Strawberry and tobacco.

May 9th, 2020
Andy Quintana

One of my favorite varietals

One of my favorite varietals

Apr 26th, 2020
Deb Hadley

This was an excellent Zinfandel full, rich and enjoyable!

This was an excellent Zinfandel full, rich and enjoyable!

Apr 18th, 2020
Hayden Hamilton

Huge plum and I get some mint on the finish. Big and bold but fairly one dimensional and too sweet for me.

Huge plum and I get some mint on the finish. Big and bold but fairly one dimensional and too sweet for me.

Apr 2nd, 2020
ES Faiello

Really wild juice: this showed like a cool climate Shiraz w/prominent eucalyptus-menthol minty goodness alongside hi-toned black fruit and baking spices. Some richness here w/pliable tannins but lacked sophistication and cohesiveness - acidity was a little squeaky as was finish. Still a great value and an intriguing weekday wine

Really wild juice: this showed like a cool climate Shiraz w/prominent eucalyptus-menthol minty goodness alongside hi-toned black fruit and baking spices. Some richness here w/pliable tannins but lacked sophistication and cohesiveness - acidity was a little squeaky as was finish. Still a great value and an intriguing weekday wine

Mar 10th, 2020
Piotr

Very strong spice aroma, star anis and cinnamon. Fantastic wine.

Very strong spice aroma, star anis and cinnamon. Fantastic wine.

Mar 7th, 2020