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2017 Cline Cellars Zinfandel "Live Oak Vineyard"

Cline 2017 Live Oak Vineyard Zinfandel

Winery: Cline Cellars

Vintage: 2017

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Live Oak Vineyard"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 100% Zinfandel

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Contra Costa County

State or country: CA

Price: $37

Cases produced: 1,274

KWG Score: 90 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: June 6, 2019

Wine Review: This ruby colored Zinfandel from the "Live Oak Vineyard" opens with an intriguing pomegranate, red currant and kiwi shoe polish bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied and balanced with no edges. The flavor profile is a craisin and mineral blend with hints of tart cherry, cola and red plum. The finish is dry its fruit flavors and mild tannins fade away nicely. This is Zinny Zin, that would pair well with Memphis styled dry rub ribs. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Live Oak Zinfandel is known for its ripeness and individuality. This wine is a classic example of the big Zinfandels, for which Cline Cellars has become known. The 2017 Live Oak Zinfandel is dark ruby in color and opens with aromas of fresh berries. On the palate the wine delivers notes of sweet spice, berries, and black currant. This well-balanced and lively wine mingles structure, acidity and fine-grained tannins perfectly to culminate in a long and soft finish.

Organic status: not organic

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