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Cline 1997 California Zinfandel ($8.99)
Clear, dark reddish-purple, with jammy blackberry fruit aromas and a touch of a green, herbaceous scent. Big and ripe, "bramble" fruit and oak, fruity and perhaps just a touch of fresh-fruit sweetness. Simple, straightforward, a wine to drink up soon, but it definitely gives a budget-priced example of what Zinfandel is all about. (July 4, 1999)
FOOD MATCH: Perfect with hickory-smoked baby back pork ribs, sizzling from the grill for a Fourth of July picnic feast.
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