From just east of San Francisco, this Zinfandel is as cool and eclectic as the Bay Area itself. I noticed that Zinfandel started getting more attention as a “value” wine when drinkers were becoming more vocal about the screaming high prices of California Cabernet circa 2005’ish. I was weary, but now I’m a believer. Juicy, fruit-packed, and spicey, Zinfandel is a stand-alone winner. Cline’s 2011 bottling had juicy raspberry and rosemary on the nose, red cherry, garigue, and graphite on the palate. Full body, crimson colour.