Light ruby hue more like a Pinot Noir with aromas of slightly inky blue berry and blackberry with all-spice, Chinese five spice, and a hint of spruce tree.
Palate–Surprisingly full flavored for such a light colored wine but there’s nothing watery about this quaff. It yields classic Zinfandel flavors with spicy berries and pie spices galore on a lightly but soundly structured frame with a juicy beam of fruit though a fleeting finish.
This Lodi wine should not be confused with Cline’s “Ancient Vines” Zin which tends to run about $5 more. At the $8 price I will buy more of this and drink it freely by itself or with a meaty dish or soup. Cline tends to make decent wines all around so grab one and give it a try. It’s a value production so raise a glass and give it a swirl!