Nothing fancy in this review just a straightforward wonderful wine for about $12!
Our Sam's Club has this in stock at $12 though I've seen it elsewhere for as much as $18. At $18 it's a nice, nice, full flavored wine. At $12 it's a run-right-out and buy a half case. Here's my tasting notes:
Cline Ancient Vine Zinfandel 2003 tasted 1-3-05 There's a nice fruity bouquet with yeast and a fairly weighty nose. In the mouth it's impressive with rich, berry flavors. Breathing brings out an expansive bouquet full of fresh grapes and the nose exudes raisins which carry to the palate; wild and intense. There's subtle layer of spice in the after taste that I can't quite put my finger on. That just means I'll have to keep tasting it until I can! Outstanding! *Buy more. I give it a 90! A super value!
*Note--often times I'll have a very nice wine that is a great value but once is enough. So even though I may give a wine a good review, I always include a "Buy More" if it something special and I want to buy more! Might seem obvious when you are only dealing with a handful of wines but when you have hundreds you have tasted and rated over the years, trust me, you won't remember if you really wanted to buy more or not. Use the technology and help yourself out. PB