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Date Printed: 12/21/2014
Cline Big Break Zinfandel 2010
Cline Big Break Zinfandel 2010
(search item no. 116304)
green wine


PRICE ON 12/21/2014: $21.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2008 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 88 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Eucalyptus mint, firm structure and exotic spice are key elements in the Big Break Zinfandel. This vintage oozes with power, revealing crisp strawberries, exotic spice and toasted oak.

Big Break Zinfandel holds a distinct dusty berry characteristic (reminiscent of picking wild black berries in the hot summer sun), what Cline affectionately describes as their "Oakley terroir."

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About Cline:

Fred Cline founded Cline Cellars in 1982, in Oakley, California. In 1991, the winery facilities relocated to the Sonoma Valley on a 350 acre estate in the Carneros District. The Cline Brothers, Fred and Matt, are Zinfandel and Rhone varietal specialists. Their holdings include some of the oldest and rarest vines in California. They are best known for the one hundred year old plantings of Carignane, Mourvedre and Zinfandel grapes they farm in Oakley, California. The Mourvedre represent approximately 85% of the state's total supply of this fascinating and versatile varietal. This treasure is the inspiration for Cline Cellars many "Rhone style" bottlings.