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Cline Live Oak Vineyard Zinfandel

Cline
$32.95
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Still Wine
RegionCentral Coast California
Alcohol Level
Country
United States
SubregionContra Costa County
Drinking Window
GrapesZinfandel
Wine Description:
Cline Live Oak Vineyard Zinfandel is a premium wine produced by Cline Cellars, a renowned winery in Sonoma County, California. The wine is made from grapes grown in the Live Oak Vineyard, which is known for its unique soil composition and ideal climate for growing Zinfandel. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the best grapes, followed by fermentation and aging in oak barrels to enhance the wine's complexity and depth. The resulting wine is a rich and full-bodied Zinfandel with notes of blackberry, raspberry, and spice, balanced by a smooth and velvety texture. This wine is a perfect choice for those who appreciate the bold and flavorful style of Zinfandel. Read more
Pros:
  • Aromas of ripe blackberry, raspberry and cherry with notes of sweet herbs, licorice and spice
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Cons:
  • High alcohol content and bold flavors may not be to everyone’s taste
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User Rating:

4.1
Regularly Reviewed

Expert Rating:

4.0

Wine Expert Note:

This Cline Live Oak Vineyard Zinfandel offers an enchanting nose of blackberry, blueberry, licorice, and pepper. The palate is full-bodied and succulent, with a velvety texture and a rich core of dark fruit flavors. The finish is long and lingering, with hints of black cherry and spice. It is an excellent expression of Zinfandel, with great complexity and balance. Read more
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Wine sweetness is a measure of the amount of sugar present in a wine. Sweetness in wine can range from bone dry (no sugar present) to lusciously sweet (high sugar content). Sweetness is usually determined by the variety and ripeness of the grapes used, as well as the winemaking process.
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The alcohol level in wine is a measure of the amount of alcohol present in the beverage. The degree of heat or ‘burn’ at the back of the throat is roughly proportional to the amount of alcohol consumed. It ranges from Very Low to Very High.
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Wine intensity is a measure of the concentration of flavor and aroma compounds in a wine.The stronger and more noticeable the flavors and aromas are, the higher the intensity of the wine. Intensity in wine can range from neutral (not particularly intense) to pronounced (high intensity).
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Wine body refers to the weight and texture of wine on the palate. In other words, it is the degree of body a wine has, ranging from light-bodied to full-bodied. Wines with higher body appear to have a thicker texture and can sometimes coat the palate.
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Wine acidity refers to the tartness of a wine, which gives a tingling sensation on the side of the tongue. A metallic-like sharp taste is also associated with high acidity. Sometimes a high level of sweetness, such as in luscious dessert wines, can disguise a high level of acidity. Acidity can range from soft to searing.
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Wine tannin gives wine its textural mouthfeel and astringency. Tannin is a natural compound found in grape skins, seeds, and stems. It contributes to the structure and helps to balance out the sweetness of the fruit. Tannins are usually discussed when it comes to red wines, even though some white and rosé wines with certain wine making techniques can also contain tannins.
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