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Cline Ancient Vines Zinfandel 2017

Our 2017 Ancient Vines Zinfandel shows spicy, bright strawberry, coffee and chocolate characters. Ripe fruit and soft tannins make this a mouth-coating rich vintage. Aging on new and used oak has lent this wine a subtle vanilla quality that nicely complements the explosive fruit notes. Enjoy now or cellar for 5 to 7 years.

Our 2017 Ancient Vines Zinfandel draws primarily from a wide selection of our oldest, most historic and shyest-bearing Zinfandel blocks in Contra Costa County. These ancient, dry-farmed vineyards consistently produce fruit of stunning concentration.

Lots were harvested separately according to ripeness and balance of acidity. Grapes underwent near total destemming and a very gentle crushing to ensure a large proportion of whole berries in the must — contributing to the explosive fruit character of the wine. The grapes, 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 flavors and provide excellent color. The wine was pressed off its skins at dryness and racked gently before being laid down on American oak for 10 months.

Food Pairings

Accompany this wine with slow cooked BBQ pork, chicken mole or spinach mushroom casserole.

Where to find this wine

Accounts that have purchased this wine in the previous twelve months are listed below, alphabetically by city. Please call ahead to confirm availability or vintage

Hy-vee - Albert Lea
Albert Lea
507-377-2257

Coborn's - Albertville
Albertville
763-497-2831

Cash Wise Liquor - Alexandria
Alexandria
320-762-2524

G-will #1 - Andover
Andover
763-421-1117

Clocktower Wine & Spirits
Andover
763-434-0116

Top Ten Liquors - Andover
Andover
763-755-7775

Apple Valley #2 - Essex Ave
Apple Valley
952-953-2525

Hy-vee - Austin
Austin
507-437-7625

Westside Liquor - Baxter
Baxter
218-829-4190

Cash Wise Liquor - Baxter
Baxter
218-829-9286

Costco - Baxter
Baxter
218-855-5742

Coborn's - Belle Plaine
Belle Plaine
507-723-4230

Noel's Bottle Shop
Bemidji
218-444-9864

Mgm - Blaine
Blaine
763-785-1534

Top Ten Liquors - Blaine
Blaine
763-754-3231

Total Wine & More - Bloomington
Bloomington
952-835-6063

United Penn Lake Liquor
Bloomington
952-881-8667

Mgm - West Bloomington
Bloomington
952-888-9421

Sam's Club - Bloomington
Bloomington
952-888-1050

Cheers - Bloomington
Bloomington
952-941-0998

Haskell's - Bloomington
Bloomington
952-893-5440

Cash Wise Liquor - Brainerd
Brainerd
218-828-9003

Downtown Wine And Spirits
Buffalo
763-682-1138

Red Lion Liquor
Burnsville
952-890-4000

Blue Max
Burnsville
952-432-3350

Total Wine & More - Burnsville
Burnsville
952-835-6063

Costco - Burnsville
Burnsville
952-229-6480

Northbound Liquor
Cambridge
763-689-2468

G-will #3 - Champlin
Champlin
763-323-4100

Total Wine & More - Chanhassen
Chanhassen
952-934-6484

The Vintage
Chanhassen
952-975-9175

Lunds & Byerlys - Chanhassen
Chanhassen
952-474-1298

Liquor Barrel - Circle Pines
Circle Pines
763-231-3091

Top Valu #1
Columbia Heights
763-706-3819

Costco - Coon Rapids
Coon Rapids
763-712-7760

Dennis Brothers Liquor
Cottage Grove
651-458-8932

Top Ten Liquors - Cottage Grove
Cottage Grove
651-458-9463

G-will #4 - Cottage Grove
Cottage Grove
651-459-5888

Mt Royal Bottle Shoppe
Duluth
218-728-6168

Fitger's Wine Cellars
Duluth
218-733-0792

Cash Wise Liquor - Duluth
Duluth
218-722-4507

Lake Aire Bottle Shoppe
Duluth
218-724-8818

Kowalski's Eagan Wine Market
Eagan
651-328-8300

Sam's Club - Eagan
Eagan
651-405-0079

Perrier
Eagan
651-452-7420

Lunds & Byerlys - Eagan
Eagan
651-686-9669

Mgm - Eagan
Eagan
651-454-3346

Eden Prairie #3
Eden Prairie
952-934-0067

Eden Prairie #2
Eden Prairie
952-914-0032

Eden Prairie #1
Eden Prairie
952-949-8423

Edina # 2 - York
Edina
952-903-5730

Edina # 1 - 50th
Edina
612-903-5720

Edina # 3 - Vernon
Edina
952-903-5740

Mike's Drive-in Liquor
Ely
218-365-5087

Kowalski's Excelsior Market
Excelsior
952-229-8300

Haskell's - Excelsior
Excelsior
952-474-0935

Haskell's - Faribault
Faribault
507-332-7173

Coborn's - Foley
Foley
320-968-8650

Fridley #3 - 57th Ave
Fridley
763-571-1994

Lunds & Byerlys - Golden Valley
Golden Valley
763-544-8846

Grand Marais Municipal
Grand Marais
218-387-1630

Coborn's - Hastings
Hastings
952-346-1002

Sam's Club - Hermantown
Hermantown
218-722-9740

Mgm - Hopkins
Hopkins
952-935-0601

On The Rocks Wine & Spirits
Hugo
651-787-9480

Cameron's Warehouse Liquors
Inver Grove Heights
651-451-6469

Lakeville # 1 - Heritage Dr
Lakeville
952-985-4910

Lexington Municipal
Lexington
763-786-7580

Chet's Liquor Drive-in
Lilydale
651-454-3227

Jp's Liquor Wine & Beer
Lino Lakes
651-483-1605

G-will #7 - Lino Lakes
Lino Lakes
763-536-9600

Coborn's - Little Falls
Little Falls
320-632-3365

Liquor Barn
Long Lake
952-473-1817

Lakeside Wine & Spirits
Long Lake
952-475-2936

Lincoln Square Liquor Barrel
Mahtomedi
651-770-0692

Sam's Club - Mankato
Mankato
507-386-7600

High Spirits Liquor
Mankato
507-625-5347

Total Wine & More - Maple Grove
Maple Grove
763-488-3300

Lunds & Byerlys - Maple Grove
Maple Grove
763-416-1611

Haskell's - Maple Grove
Maple Grove
763-400-7888

Mgm - Maple Grove
Maple Grove
763-494-4911

Costco - Maple Grove
Maple Grove
763-494-8050

Trader Joe's - Maple Grove
Maple Grove
763-315-1739

Sam's Club - Maple Grove
Maple Grove
763-416-5320

Liquor Depot - Maple Plain
Maple Plain
763-479-3130

Costco - Maplewood
Maplewood
612-486-1738

Lunds & Byerlys - Mpls
Minneapolis
952-927-3663

Lake Wine & Cheese
Minneapolis
612-242-0073

Skol Liquor
Minneapolis
612-729-2333

Mgm - Mpls
Minneapolis
612-922-1130

France 44
Minneapolis
612-925-3252

Central Ave Liquor
Minneapolis
612-781-3424

Surdyk's
Minneapolis
612-379-3232

Zipp's
Minneapolis
612-333-8686

Kowalski's Uptown Market
Minneapolis
612-377-3448

Ken And Norm's Liquors
Minneapolis
612-822-0030

Sentyrz Liquor
Minneapolis
612-781-3484

Mcdonald Liquor Store
Minneapolis
612-721-6686

North Loop Wine & Spirits
Minneapolis
612-338-5393

South Lyndale Liquor
Minneapolis
612-827-5811

Hennepin-lake Liquors
Minneapolis
612-825-4411

Lowry Hill Liquors
Minneapolis
612-871-2500

Haskell's - Minneapolis
Minneapolis
612-333-2434

Falls Liquor
Minneapolis
612-729-5498

East Lake Liquors
Minneapolis
612-724-5467

Chicago Lake Liquor
Minneapolis
612-825-4401

Lunds & Byerlys - Minnetonka
Minnetonka
952-541-1414

Glen Lake Wine & Spirits
Minnetonka
952-935-7375

Sundial Wine & Spirits
Minnetonka
952-938-5532

Trader Joe's - Minnetonka
Minnetonka
952-417-9090

Haskell's - Minnetonka
Minnetonka
952-544-4456

Hiway Liquors
Monticello
763-295-5222

Cash Wise Liquor - Moorhead
Moorhead
218-236-8081

Harbor Wine & Spirits
Mound
952-472-0648

Liquor Barrel - New Brighton
New Brighton
651-636-8334

Coborn's - New Prague
New Prague
952-758-4577

Cash Wise Liquor - New Ulm
New Ulm
507-354-2720

Spirits Of Nisswa
Nisswa
218-963-7488

Mgm - North Mankato
North Mankato
507-387-2634

Winestreet Spirit-north Oak
North Oaks
651-483-1767

Brightwines.com
North Saint Paul
651-748-0793

Northfield Liquors
Northfield
507-645-5153

Kowalski's Oak Park Heights Market
Oak Park Heights
651-439-9161

Liquor Time Llc
Oak Park Heights
651-439-4404

Napa Valley Liquors
Otsego
612-382-7108

Target - Otsego #2456
Otsego
763-252-1315

Cash Wise Liquor - Owatonna
Owatonna
507-451-8440

Plymouth Liquor Barrel
Plymouth
763-545-0771

Sid's Discount Liq - Plymouth
Plymouth
763-545-0099

Lunds & Byerlys - Plymouth
Plymouth
763-268-1624

Haskell's - Plymouth
Plymouth
763-553-9198

Cub Discount Liq - Plymouth
Plymouth
763-559-9419

Mgm - Plymouth
Plymouth
763-557-1080

Viking Liquor Barrel
Prior Lake
952-447-2127

Coborn's - Ramsey
Ramsey
763-323-1382

West End Liquor
Red Wing
651-388-9425

Richfield # 2 - Cedar
Richfield
612-861-9370

Apollo Liquor Best
Rochester
507-286-1300

Andy's Liquor Ii - Wellner
Rochester
507-281-8211

Hy-vee - Rochester
Rochester
507-285-0848

Apollo - Maine Ave
Rochester
507-285-0044

Andy's - Marketplace
Rochester
507-535-7500

Trader Joe's - Rochester
Rochester
507-281-4411

Andy's - Crossroads
Rochester
507-289-0777

Sam's Club - Rochester
Rochester
507-281-8358

Costco - Rochester
Rochester
507-288-2910

Apollo Liquor Ne
Rochester
507-252-0454

Total Wine & More - Roseville
Roseville
301-795-1000

Mgm - Roseville
Roseville
651-487-1006

St Anthony Village # 1
Saint Anthony
612-782-3451

Coborn's - St Cloud
Saint Cloud
320-252-8346

The Wine Shop - Nicholas Barth
Saint Cloud
320-251-7733

Coborn's - St Joseph
Saint Joseph
230-363-0011

Westwood Liquors
Saint Louis Park
952-544-7878

Costco - St Louis Park
Saint Louis Park
763-582-9615

Mgm - St Louis Park
Saint Louis Park
952-935-2265

Lunds & Byerlys - St Louis Park
Saint Louis Park
952-929-2100

Knollwood Liquors
Saint Louis Park
952-938-2783

Top Ten Liquors - Slp
Saint Louis Park
952-920-0750

Liquor Boy
Saint Louis Park
952-512-2200

Trader Joe's - St Louis Park
Saint Louis Park
952-285-1053

Target - Slp #2189
Saint Louis Park
952-935-6941

Cash Wise Liquor - St Michael
Saint Michael
763-497-0659

Target - Midway #2229
Saint Paul
651-642-1146

Rite Liquor Store
Saint Paul
651-414-0346

First Grand Liquors
Saint Paul
651-227-7039

Sharrett's
Saint Paul
651-645-8629

Haskell's - St Paul
Saint Paul
651-698-8844

Scott's Liquor
Saint Paul
651-690-4434

Thomas Liquor
Saint Paul
651-699-1860

Yarmo Liquor
Saint Paul
651-698-0707

Marshall Liquors
Saint Paul
651-642-1891

Morelli's Discount Liquor
Saint Paul
651-774-5961

Trader Joe's - St Paul
Saint Paul
651-698-3119

International Wines & Liquors
Saint Paul
651-690-5471

Mgm - Suburban
Saint Paul
651-776-5976

Big Top - Midway
Saint Paul
651-644-4501

Midway Liquor Store
Saint Paul
651-644-7900

Coborn's - Sartell
Sartell
320-252-0603

Market Place Liquor
Savage
952-440-9860

Scandia Olde Towne Liquor
Scandia
651-433-5845

Trader Joe's - Shoreview
Shoreview
651-765-1398

Shorewood Liquors
Shorewood
952-474-6869

Big Discount Liquor - South Stp
South Saint Paul
651-451-2186

Cub Wine & Spirits - Stillwater
Stillwater
651-430-2350

Liberty Village Wines & Spirits
Stillwater
651-439-3022

Haskell's - Stillwater
Stillwater
651-439-3399

Mgm - Vadnais Heights
Vadnais Heights
651-653-3456

Rocket Liquor
Virginia
218-741-1130

Mgm - Waconia
Waconia
952-442-3800

Cash Wise Liquor - Waite Park
Waite Park
320-259-1156

West Side Liquor - Waite Park
Waite Park
320-253-9511

Wayzata Wines & Spirits
Wayzata
952-473-7191

Tonka Bottle Shop
Wayzata
952-473-5469

Cub Liquor - West Stp
West Saint Paul
651-457-3731

Mgm - White Bear Lake
White Bear Lake
651-426-1137

Haskell's - White Bear Lake
White Bear Lake
651-426-0022

Cellars - Wbl
White Bear Lake
651-426-1028

Cub - White Bear Township
White Bear Township
651-426-6534

Cash Wise Liquor - Willmar
Willmar
320-235-8797

Midtown Wine & Spirits
Winona
507-452-4335

Hy-vee - Winona
Winona
507-452-5411

Total Wine & More - Woodbury
Woodbury
301-795-1000

Mgm - Woodbury
Woodbury
651-739-4110

Top Ten Liquors - Woodbury
Woodbury
651-501-1199

Kowalski's Woodbury Market
Woodbury
651-578-8800

Trader Joe's - Woodbury
Woodbury
651-433-0234

Jerry's Wine & Spirits
Woodbury
651-346-1267

Sam's Club - Woodbury
Woodbury
651-702-7970

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