Cline Cellars

Ancient Vines Contra Costa County Zinfandel

8.75 ratings
9.01 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
Mark Osmers

Online reviews for this Zin are 91-93. They also say Ancient Vines Zinfandel shows spicy, bright strawberry, with coffee and chocolate characters. Ripe fruit and soft tannins make this a mouth-coating rich vintage. And I agree. Like most reds, it has to breathe for 30-40 minutes. Hard to do.

Online reviews for this Zin are 91-93. They also say Ancient Vines Zinfandel shows spicy, bright strawberry, with coffee and chocolate characters. Ripe fruit and soft tannins make this a mouth-coating rich vintage. And I agree. Like most reds, it has to breathe for 30-40 minutes. Hard to do.

Apr 25th, 2020
Marta Milewska

Marta had this 16 days ago

Marta had this 16 days ago

Jun 27th, 2020
Juan Carlos Rivera Mulia

Juan had this 2 months ago

Juan had this 2 months ago

May 18th, 2020
Gregory Hoeker

Gregory had this 3 months ago

Gregory had this 3 months ago

Apr 18th, 2020