Friday, November 04, 2005

Cline Ancient Vine Zinfandel 2003 re-review (PB)

This value wine is still available even though the 2004’s are also in circulation and the 2004’s are even a little better and the same price! This wine—which we had with a moose chili—living in Maine does offer some out of the ordinary culinary opportunities—is just flat out rich, pure blackberry fruit with that classic Zinfandel zing of spice.

This wine is at its peak right now so don’t shelve it too long. A great lesson in wine would be to open the 03 and the 04 and taste them side-by-side. This is a super way to learn about the nuances of wine in general. So raise a glass of this bargain red.

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