Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Wine Wednesday: Cline Zinfandel
I must admit, this blog has really opened my eyes to new wines. Before I regularly purchased Jekel and Bogle (I still consider them to be a great value) and usually only got their Chardonnays and Cabernets. Aside from the occasional bottle of Trefethen Chardonnay, I really didn't buy much else.
So, here I am at my computer on a Wednesday morning sipping a Cline Zinfandel -- because I forgot to take wine notes this past Saturday evening. Oh, the things I will do to keep my readers happy! (I hope you appreciate the sacrifices I make for you!) :)
This 2007 Zinfandel has an extremely dark purple color. And at 14% alcohol (This morning is GREAT!), it's a full bodied wine that should be paired with a heavier meal. The wine is extremely fragrant, and has a bouquet fruit smells dominated by cherry with a slight hint of oak. The wine is extremely light on the palate, and has distinct cherry and blackberry flavors. Even though it is light and is heavy on fruit flavors, it still has a slight pepper / spicy finish, that evens out the fruit.
I'm my opinion, its a very good Zinfandel. A definite buy.
Price: $ - $$ (varies from $8.99 to $13.99)
24737 Arnold Drive
Sonoma, CA 75476