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Cline Lodi Zinfandel 2012

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Our Lodi Zinfandel is a challenging and rewarding wine to produce. Severe selection criteria and master blending show in the final product, which showcases a wide array of dark berry fruit including black cherry and strawberry. Additionally, spice notes and a lasting finish of vanilla from oak aging and firm, supple tannins add complexity to this wine. This wine is ready to drink now and will continue to develop complexity over the next three to four years. - Winery Notes
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Central Valley
Appellation Lodi
Brand Cline
Alcohol/vol 14%
  • wa86

Wine AdvocateCline has always done well with Zinfandel, and the 2012 Zinfandel Lodi (100% Zinfandel; 150,000 cases produced) is a straightforward, soft, consumer-friendly example revealing attractive briery, peppery fruit, no hard edges, attractive weight, and a soft finish. It is meant to be drunk in its first year of life. I have been tasting Cline Cellars' wines for many years and clearly remember their debut releases offering great value. They then went through a mixed qualitative period where the wine quality seemed to have slumped. However, over the last few years they have come back with a vengeance, and now Cline Cellars has become a value hunter's treasure trove. All in all, this is a very impressive line-up of value-priced wines that readers should take seriously.

Robert Parker, August 2013
  • we85

Wine EnthusiastCline makes a lot of this wine and they do a good job with it. Soft and leathery in spicy baked plum and blackberry, this is a perfet wine to pair with a myriad of midweek meals and outdoor parties.

Virginie Boone, November 1, 2013
  • ws82

Wine SpectatorTart and zesty, but rather simple and herbal. Drink now. 150,000 cases made.

Tim Fish, 2014