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Community Tasting Notes (47) Avg Score: 86.7 points

  • Light purple-red color. Strawberry, pepper, smoke, mushroom on the nose. Chocolate, earth, red fruits on the palate. A touch of dust and oak in the end. Well, I was disappointed about this because I prefer concentrated and thick Zinfandel. This wine is like making Pinot instead of Zinfandel, only about 35% of new oak and 8 months in the barrel? Come on!!! And this is made of 80-100 years old vines, I think it's a waste. I might be biased and way too serious, this wine is made for BBQ and food, which shows on the package, but this could have been a much better stuff......

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  • The wine is showing a lot of red berry fruit and has a sweet edge and some brambly character. It is showing just a bit if excess acidity on thee tongue that should go away in a year or two in bottle. The finish was slightly tart and a touch of light tannin. Give it some more time in bottle to develop more.

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  • Good QPR. Light color is deceptive. Nose was overwhelmed by the high alcohol content. Oakey overtones almost a bit much (and I like that) -- bordered on overwhelming the fruit. Still, very enjoyable, especially considering the price. Another bottle for my list of everyday drinkers!

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  • You know I really enjoyed this. Thick hearty Zin. Spicy? Yes but not over the top. Hint of plum and banana peel. Noticeable tannins & acidity. For the price not too shabby.

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  • A good solid Zin. The color is a medium deep purple. Nose is an earthy spicy tobacco. Taste is very much like the nose with alight dry tannic finish. Cline’s Zins need some time in bottle to develop fully. Don't be rushed to drink the latest vintages-- leave them for a year or two from their first release.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2011, IWC Issue #156, (See more on Vinous...)

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