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Cline Old Vine Zinfandel 2018

TIME BUILDS CHARACTER IN THE VINEYARD There are seven distinct AVAs within Lodi and Cline Old Vine Zinfandel grapes are grown almost entirely in the Mokelumne River AVA. This area forms the cradle of the Lodi winegrowing region and is also home to the majority of old vines. Proud, earnest and independent growers have been making their living in this area and passing the farming tradition from generation to generation. Grapes are largely head-pruned, planted in sandy soil, develop slowly, and deliver low yields with distinctive character. Vineyards include the Fowler Ranch dating back to 1942, Hubert and Harney vineyards planted in 1962 and the Alpine vineyard planted in 1968. FERMENTATION & AGING We begin by entirely destemming and lightly crushing the grapes to preserve fruit and reduce extraction of harsh tannins. This is followed with a moderately warm fermentation in closed stainless steel tanks. Tannin levels are determined before pressing and combined with free run juice. Racking commences before the wine goes to rest on oak for 8 months. Winemaking seeks elegance and depth, without sacrificing bright fruit. They have selected 35% new French oak with a medium toast level, which contributes a delicate toasty vanilla accent to the wine without masking the rich fruit notes.

Our Lodi Zinfandel is a challenging and rewarding wine to make. Amazing old vine fruit, detailed selection criteria and master blending show in the final wine. A wide array of jammy strawberry and plum aromas followed by black cherry, strawberry and vanilla flavors lead to a smooth and lengthy finish.

Food Pairings

Grilled meats and poultry. Especially leg of lamb, sausages and brats, burgers, steak. Barbecue or spicy seasonings.

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

Plaza Discount Liquor
Alexandria
320-762-1716

Downtown Liquor
Alexandria
612-763-5404

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

Top Ten Liquors - Andover
Andover
763-755-7775

Apple Valley #3 - 157th St W
Apple Valley
952-953-2555

Apple Valley #1 - 148th St
Apple Valley
952-953-2555

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

G-will #5 - Blaine
Blaine
763-862-4187

Cub Liquor - West Bloomington
Bloomington
952-746-1717

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

Cheers - Bloomington
Bloomington
952-941-0998

Cub Discount Liq - Bloomington
Bloomington
952-888-2045

Mgm - West Bloomington
Bloomington
952-888-9421

Big Discount Liquor - Burnsvil
Burnsville
952-890-9500

Red Lion Liquor
Burnsville
952-890-4000

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

Chaser's Beverage Center
Chaska
952-448-5181

Coborn's - Clearwater
Clearwater
320-558-6761

Mt Royal Bottle Shoppe
Duluth
218-728-6168

Cash Wise Liquor - Duluth
Duluth
218-722-4507

Lake Aire Bottle Shoppe
Duluth
218-724-8818

Firehouse Liquor - Dundas
Dundas
507-645-5717

Mgm - Eagan
Eagan
651-454-3346

Perrier
Eagan
651-452-7420

Eden Prairie #1
Eden Prairie
952-949-8423

Eden Prairie #2
Eden Prairie
952-914-0032

Edina # 3 - Vernon
Edina
952-903-5740

Edina # 2 - York
Edina
952-903-5730

Westbound
Elk River
763-635-2337

Haskell's - Excelsior
Excelsior
952-474-0935

Coborn's - Foley
Foley
320-968-8650

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

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

Mac's Liquor
Hopkins
952-935-9291

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

Village W&s - Lake Elmo
Lake Elmo
651-433-2221

Lakeville # 3 - Galaxie
Lakeville
952-985-4930

Lexington Municipal
Lexington
763-786-7580

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

Mgm - Mankato
Mankato
507-625-2420

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

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

Coborn's - Melrose
Melrose
320-256-4444

Mgm - Mpls
Minneapolis
612-922-1130

South Lyndale Liquor
Minneapolis
612-827-5811

Hennepin-lake Liquors
Minneapolis
612-825-4411

Sentyrz Liquor
Minneapolis
612-781-3484

Lowry Hill Liquors
Minneapolis
612-871-2500

Dinkytown Wines & Spirits
Minneapolis
612-379-0299

Mcdonald Liquor Store
Minneapolis
612-721-6686

Surdyk's
Minneapolis
612-379-3232

Haskell's - Minneapolis
Minneapolis
612-333-2434

Zipp's
Minneapolis
612-333-8686

Lunds & Byerlys - Mpls
Minneapolis
952-927-3663

Stinson Wine, Beer & Spirits
Minneapolis
612-789-0678

Whole Foods - Mpls
Minneapolis
612-313-7100

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

Chicago Lake Liquor
Minneapolis
612-825-4401

France 44
Minneapolis
612-925-3252

Kowalski's Uptown Market
Minneapolis
612-377-3448

Falls Liquor
Minneapolis
612-729-5498

Mgm - Minnetonka
Minnetonka
952-470-2062

Hiway Liquors
Monticello
763-295-5222

North Country Bottle Shop
Mora
320-679-1511

Harbor Wine & Spirits
Mound
952-472-0648

Clocktower Liquor
New Brighton
651-636-2200

Hy-vee - New Hope
New Hope
763-531-7460

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

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

Northfield Liquors
Northfield
507-645-5153

G-will #6 - Oak Grove
Oak Grove
763-753-8299

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

Hy-vee - Oakdale
Oakdale
651-417-3160

Hy-vee - Owatonna
Owatonna
507-354-8255

Lunds & Byerlys - Plymouth
Plymouth
763-268-1624

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

Viking Liquor Barrel
Prior Lake
952-447-2127

Coborn's - Ramsey
Ramsey
763-323-1382

West End Liquor
Red Wing
651-388-9425

Richfield # 1 - 66th & Lyndale
Richfield
612-861-9375

Richfield # 3 - Penn
Richfield
612-861-9380

Apollo Liquor Ne
Rochester
507-252-0454

Andy's - Crossroads
Rochester
507-289-0777

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

Mgm - Roseville
Roseville
651-487-1006

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

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

Cub Liquor - Slp
Saint Louis Park
952-544-0740

Westwood Liquors
Saint Louis Park
952-544-7878

Knollwood Liquors
Saint Louis Park
952-938-2783

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

Liquor Boy
Saint Louis Park
952-512-2200

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

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

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

Scott's Liquor
Saint Paul
651-690-4434

First Grand Liquors
Saint Paul
651-227-7039

International Wines & Liquors
Saint Paul
651-690-5471

Midway Liquor Store
Saint Paul
651-644-7900

Yarmo Liquor
Saint Paul
651-698-0707

Perrier - St Paul
Saint Paul
651-227-6563

Coborn's - Sartell
Sartell
320-252-0603

Crossroads Liquor - Shakopee
Shakopee
952-445-7242

Cub Liquor - Shakopee
Shakopee
952-403-9463

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

Haskell's - Stillwater
Stillwater
651-439-3399

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

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

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

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

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

Sam's Club - White Bear Lake
White Bear Lake
651-779-6532

Hy-vee - Winona
Winona
507-452-5411

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

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

Kowalski's Woodbury Market
Woodbury
651-578-8800

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