Cline Ancient Vines Zinfandel, 2005
Alc. 14.5% by vol. Ancient means old for a very long time. To taste the depth and complexity of flavor of an ancient vine grape just before it is harvested is to understand why the wine made from them is so special. Cline Cellars Ancient Vines Zinfandel has flavors of dark berries, coffee and chocolate with great vanilla oak character and a long lingering finish. It is aged for nine months in American oak and produced from 80- to 100-year-old vines from our historic Oakley ancient vine holdings and from a Lodi vineyard planted in 1911. Our Zinfandel pairs well with grilled meats, red and white pasta sauces, spicy and barbecued dishes or turkey with all the trimmings. Enjoy now or cellar for five to seven years.