Zinfandel | 750ml | ABV 15.0% | Organic & Sustainable
The Cline Ancient Vines draw primarily from the family's oldest, most historic and shyest-bearing blocks in Contra Costa County. Its grapes were planted by Italian and Portuguese immigrants more than 100 years ago. These ancient, dry-farmed vineyards consistently produce fruits of stunning concentration. The 2016 Ancient Vines Zinfandel shows spicy, bright strawberry, with coffee and chocolate characters. Ripe fruit and soft tannins make this a mouth-coating rich vintage. Ageing on new and used oak has lent this wine a subtle vanilla quality that nicely complements the explosive fruit notes.
Contra Costa County, San Franciso Bay, Central Coast, California
93 points –Tasting Panel
91 points – Wine Spectator
#40 in Top 100 Wines of 2018 (out of 17,269 rated) – Wine Spectator
Gold Medal – The Fifty Best, Best of California 2018