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2020 Cline Cellars Zinfandel "Ancient Vines"

Cline 2020 Ancient Vines Zinfandel

Winery: Cline Cellars

Vintage: 2020

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Ancient Vines"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 100% Zinfandel

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Contra Costa County

State or country: CA

Price: $16

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 90 (based on 1 review)

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

Review date: October 8, 2022

Wine Review: This dark ruby colored “Ancient Vines” Zinfandel from Cline opens with a dark chocolate and brambly dark berry fruit bouquet with a hint of cedar. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is balanced, smooth and fresh. The flavor profile is a black raspberry, ripe wild strawberry, and mocha blend with notes of cinnamon and vanilla. I also detected a hint of root beer in the after taste. The finish is dry, and its flavors and well-managed tannins are nicely prolonged. This fruit forward Zin would pair very nicely with a juicy grilled Angus burger smothered with a blueberry BBQ sauce. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2020 Ancient Vines Zinfandel shows the varietal strawberry character that Zinfandel is known for. Well balanced and fresh with a touch of plum and black pepper make for a very enjoyable glass of wine. Very drinkable now but will age well for 5-7 years or longer. Accompany this wine with slow-cooked BBQ pork, chicken mole, or spinach mushroom casserole.

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