This rich wine has flavors of ripe raspberry and blackberry, chocolate and coffee, spices and white pepper. Cline Cellars 1998 Ancient Vines Zinfandel has a great spicy oak character and a long, lingering finish. Aged twelve months in French and American oak, this 1998 Zinfandel has been produced from 80 to 110 year old vines from our historic vine holdings, some of the most ancient in California (60% Contra Costa, 37% Lodi, 3% Napa).
This wine is a great match with grilled meats, red and white pasta sauces, spicy and barbequed dishes or pizza. Enjoy now, or cellar for five to seven years.