Lodi Zinfandel, Cline Cellars, 75cl
The "magnificent old vines that were in my own backyard" are what inspired Fred Cline to pioneer Rhone-style wines almost 30 years, before the varietals were popular in California. Cline Cellars now bears the reputation for producing some of the finest Rhône-style wines and Zinfandels in California.
The Lodi Zinfandel shows a wide array of dark berry fruit including black cherry and strawberry. Additionally, spice notes and a lasting finish of vanilla from oak aging and firm, supple tannins add complexity to this wine. This wine is ready to drink now and will continue to develop complexity over the next three to four years. It pairs well with charcuterie, gumbo or grilled steak.
Full & Opulent