Cline Ancient Vines Zinfandel
2010 / 750 ml.
- SP Wine Spectator
- WE Wine Enthusiast
- OT Other Review Service
- RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
- ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
- Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
- Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
- * as rated by our staff
87 pts. Wine Spectator: June 30, 2012
Soft but still zesty, with appealing notes of ripe black cherry, caramel and spice. Drink now through 2017.
87 pts. Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate: October, 2012
Much better are the 2011 and 2010 Ancient Vines Zinfandels. This wine spends about eight months in American oak, and both vintages look very good. They are also quite similar in style. Medium-bodied, with good acid, sweet berry fruit, some pepper, incense and spice, the 2011 seems just a tad fresher.