2008 Cline Ancient Vines Zin

I bought this wine on somewhat of a lark as I was walking through Costco. I’ve had their wines before and I am on their mailing list. I’d just read an email for them talking about a new release of theirs when I noticed that there was a Cline wine on the shelf across the aisle from me.

  • Wine: Ancient Vines Zin
  • Price: ~$18
  • Vintage: 2008
  • Varietal: Zinfandel
  • Winery: Cline
  • Origin: US, California, Sonoma-ish
  • Alcohol: 15%

I hadn’t had a Cline wine in quite some time, and it had been much longer since I’d had a zin. I was quite please on both accounts. The wine was very very dark, had nice long legs, and a nice peppery finish.

It was paired with grilled steaks, sauteed mushrooms, and roasted fennel and it went quite well together. This wine was a return to Cline cellars to me. I’d tried several of their offerings ┬áseveral years ago and wasn’t particularly wowed at the time. This bottle was a quite good. I plan on purchasing a few more bottles. I’d rate this wine a B-/B.

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