Medium red. Musky berries, roast coffee and a whiff of maple syrup on the nose. Creamy-sweet in an old-vines way, showing good breadth to its dark berry, chocolate and coffee flavors. Finishes with smooth tannins and a peppery nuance. Very ripe zinfandel but could use more primary fruit and lift. "
To taste the depth and complexity of flavor of an ancient vine grape just before it is harvested is to understand why the wine made from them is so special. Ancient Vines Zinfandel has flavors of dark berries, coffee and chocolate with great vanilla oak character and a long lingering finish. This wine has it roots in the Cline family’s 80 to 100-year old vines in Oakley. From these historic holdings the wine has grown to include grapes sourced from California’s finest zinfandel regions.