Live Oak Zinfandel is known for its ripeness and individuality. This wine is a classic example of the big Zinfandels for which Cline Cellars has become known.
100-year-old Oakley vineyards are dry-farmed and head-pruned, as they were a century ago. Hot sun, sandy soil, and cool evening air from the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers produce a stunning, concentrated harvest.
Harvested at high sugar levels and gently cellared to emphasize explosive fruit. Gently crushed, fermented at moderate temperatures, then pressed from the skins. The wine was aged for 14 months in 40% new, medium toasted, French oak barrels.
Top 12 Zinfandels from $20