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Date Printed: 8/23/2014
Cline Live Oak Zinfandel 1998
Cline Live Oak Zinfandel 1998
(search item no. 11054)
Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 8/23/2014: $24.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A classic example of the big boned Zinfandels for which Cline Cellars has become know, our Live Oak displays tremendous extraction, a firm and balanced structure of acid and fine grained tannins and a sweet, ripe raspberry flavor. Enjoy this powerful wine with grilled or barbecued beef, pasta with a rich sauce, or as the perfect ending to a hearty meal With plenty of flesh, our Live Oak Zinfandel is delicious now and will age beautifully for over a decade.
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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.