Sunday, April 13, 2014

Cline Contra Costa County 2011 Big Break Zinfandel

Cline Contra Costa County 2011 Big Break Zinfandel, $15.99-$29.99, 90 points, poured a deep rich purple with considerable draping into the transparent rim-ring.
Had a lovely toasty blackberry/cherry aroma.
The near full body had good acidity and moderate tannin which carried more than a Big Break, but Big Bold flavors of Red and Black cherry, blackberries, loads of alcohol (16%), licorice, charcoal, and blackberry cordial.
Finished long on spice, heat, and a touch of eucalyptus.
I don't usually like big alcohol wines, but this Zinfandel works, and will blow minds at the barbecue!


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