2018 Cline Ancient Vines Contra Costa County Zinfandel

$11.99

Producer: Cline Cellars
Region: 
Contra Costa County, California
Varietal: 
Zinfandel
Year: 
2018

Retail Price: $22.00
Our Price: $11.99

The Tasting Panel, 91 Points (2017 Vintage)

"The 2017 Ancient Vines Zinfandel shows spicy, bright strawberry, coffee and chocolate characters. Ripe fruit and soft tannins make this a rich, mouth-coating 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."

The 2016 vintage was #40 Wine Spectator Top 100 list!

Winemaking:

"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."

ABV: 14.5%

Vegan-friendly, certified sustainably grown.

*Vintage date different than pictured. Price and availability in store may vary.

We offer the following shipping speeds:

GROUND*
Day-definite delivery typically in one to five days, depending on distance.

3-DAY*
Delivery by the end of the third business day.

2-DAY*
Delivery by the end of the second business day to most areas.

NEXT DAY*
Delivery by the end of the next business day.

*PLEASE NOTE THAT DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC SHIPPING TIMES ARE NOT GUARANTEED BY CARRIERS. UPGRADING MAY HELP GET YOUR ORDER TO YOU SOONER BUT EXACT DATES ARE UNCERTAIN AT THIS TIME.

Orders are shipped out from our warehouse Monday through Friday in the afternoon, and tracking will be activated shortly after. Orders placed are typically shipped out next business day.

Our primary carriers are UPS and FedEx. We use FedEx as our carrier for wine orders throughout CA, ID, LA, NV, NM, ND, Wash DC, WV and WY.  If you'd like to request UPS for your shipment, please note it on your order in the cart page before proceeding to checkout.

Please not that shipping does not get less expensive the more bottles you add—it depends on how many boxes need to be used to send your order. The most cost-effective option will always be to order in multiples of 12.


HOLD FOR FUTURE SHIPMENT

If weather conditions are unfavorable for the safe transport of your wine at the time of purchase, we are happy to hold your order at our facility for up to 6 months until weather conditions improve.

If you choose to ship your order Ground during such conditions, Bottle Barn is not liable for any damage caused by the weather to those wines.


IN STORE PICK-UPS (TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE)

As a courtesy instead of shipping you can also choose to come pick-up your wine in our Santa Rosa store. Items purchased online are generally available in store the next business day, and you will receive a notification via email when it is ready.

In store pick-ups will be held for 30 days. If you have extenuating circumstances and need to extend your hold, please contact us directly at support@bottlebarn.com.

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