Cline Cellars Nancy's Vines Zinfandel 2013 75cl

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Country USA
Region California
Brand Cline Cellars
Grape Variety Zinfandel
Size 75cl
ABV 15.0%
Closure Type Cork
Vintage 2013
Food Match Slow cooked BBQ pork, chicken mole or spinach mushroom casserole.
Special Features Suitable for vegans
Style Rich and Ripe
Contra Costa County quality and class. Wonderful, fat strawberry with coffee and chocolate characters. Ripe fruit and soft tannins make this a mouth-coating rich wine.
Country Of Origin: USA
Cline Cellars is a family-owned vineyard and winery with 460 hectares in Contra Costa County and Sonoma County, California. Established in 1982 by Fred Cline, a descendant of Italian US settlers, he originally founded the winery in Oakley, Contra Costa County, cultivating Rh�ne varieties and Zinfandel on vines dating back to 1906. In the 1990s, the family moved their winemaking operation to a 350 acre ranch in Carneros Valley, adopting sustainable farming in 2000, and building the largest solar panelled winery in California. Whist others in California were focusing on Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay in the �80s, Fred Cline saw the potential of Rh�ne varieties and Zinfandel in his vineyards.

Cline Cellars produce wines which have all the appeal and ripe fruit you might expect from California but in an authentic, highly rewarding, terroir-driven style.

The 2013 Nancy's Vines Zinfandel draws primarily from a wide selection of the oldest, most historic and shyest-bearing Zinfandel blocks in Contra Costa County which make up 92% of this blend. The remainder of the blend is selected from prized vineyards in Lodi County. The wine is 90% Zinfandel, 4% Petite Syrah, 3% Carignan and 3% Syrah.

In The Winery The grapes underwent near total de-stemming and a very gentle crushing to ensure a large percentage of whole berries in the must � contributing to the explosive fruit character of the wine. The grape juice, skins and seeds (called "must") along with some added yeasts were fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks at the optimum temperature to extract rich flavours and provide excellent colour. The wines were pressed off their skins at dryness and racked gently before being laid down to a complement of American oak cooperage for 7 months� approximately 35% new.
Country Of Origin: USA

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