Cline 2011 Zinfandel, $7,64-$11.99, 86 points, appears as a perfectly fine Bordeaux crushed black currant/blackberry color with a clear rim, and the aroma is reminiscent of Bordeaux as well, with earth, cinnamon, and red cherry, but it is in the tasting (in vino veritas) the comparisons quickly succumb.
The medium-plus body has good acidity and mild tannin that carry tangy flavors of red cherry with petrol notes. However, the redemption of this wine is found in the fair finish of white and black pepper with a hint of plum and heat (14% alcohol).
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