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!

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