2017 Cline Zinfandel Ancient Vines

Year: 2017
Appellation: Contra Costa County
Country: USA-California
Wine Spectator: 88
Wine Enthusiast: 89
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 15.0%
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"Briary and modestly built, with easygoing dried cherry and licorice flavors. Drink now through 2023. 50,000 cases made. -TF" (WS)

"Intricate smoke and Indian spice aromas give this full-bodied wine a dramatic start before black cherry and blackberry join in on the palate. It has moderate tannins for good grip. Jim Gordon" (WE)

Winery Notes:
Our 2017 Ancient Vines Zinfandel shows spicy, bright strawberry, coffee and chocolate characters. Ripe fruit and soft tannins make this a mouth-coating rich vintage. Aging on new and used oak has lent this wine a subtle vanilla quality that nicely complements the explosive fruit notes. Enjoy now or cellar for 5 to 7 years