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2000 Cline Cellars Ancient Vines Zinfandel (750ml)
Producer: Cline Cellars clinecellars.com
Appellation: Contra Costa County - California - United States
Type: red
Varietal: Zinfandel
Maturity: Drink
Rating: n/a
Est. Price: n/a
Related Ratings:
tasted (2003 vintage, 750ml bottle) : October 14, 2005 , Kevin Smith
4 stars "Color: deep; Nose: complex; Aromas: spicy, black berry; Acidity: lively; Sweetness: dry; Body: full-bodied; Finish: medium; Overall: well balanced; Wonderful Zin"
rated (2004 vintage, 750ml bottle) : June 1, 2006 , Wine Enthusiast winemag.com
90 points "90pts, Editors' Choice, Wine Enthusiast, November 1, 2005 "From vineyards in Lodi and Contra Costa County, an enormously enjoyable Zin that shows its hot climate origins, but maintains balance and integrity. The cassis, cherry, chocolate and oatmeal-raisin cookie flavors finish in a swirl of acidity and dusty tannins." -S.H. 93, Nat Decants, Vintages Release December 2005 " Sourced primarily from the old vineyards in the sandy soil of Oakley and blended with fruit from other vineyards in Lodi, this Zin is made in a very ripe and full-bodied style with lots of berry and plummy fruit as well as leather and earthy notes. Delicious now, it offers amazing value and will continue to develop further with 3-5 years cellaring. My note: Love it! So balanced yet bursting with berry flavor. Lip-smacking great."" Best -2010
tasted (2005 vintage, 750ml bottle) : August 12, 2007 , Henry Stern
4 stars "Color: dark; Nose: complex; Aromas: spicy, black berry; Acidity: lively; Sweetness: medium dry; Body: firm; Finish: very persistent; Overall: rich; " Best 2007-