Cline Contra Costa County Live Oak Vineyard 2013 Zinfandel, $12.74-$36.99, 90 points, poured a deep rose red color with abundant tears and a clear wine ring.
Aromas of blackberry, shoe leather, a floral note, and chocolate hints were interesting.
Medium-plus body with good acidity and an supportive underlayment of tannin managed well the dominant Damson plum flavor with mulberry and lingonberry notes.
Finished incredibly long on the 16% alcohol (some will find objectionable) inspirited hot spices and licorice.
Paired fine with my American Chop Suey.
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