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Date Printed: 9/22/2014
Cline Live Oak Zinfandel 2010
Cline Live Oak Zinfandel 2010
(search item no. 115631)
green wine


PRICE ON 9/22/2014: $21.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Live Oak Zin is known for its dimension of ripeness and individuality. This wine is a classic example of the big Zinfandels, for which Cline Cellars has become known. The wine displays notes of sweet berries, spice, coffee and licorice. The wine has a fi m, balanced structure of acid and fine-grained tannins.

Try this wine with roasted or grilled meats, as well as hearty pasta dishes.

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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.