2002 Trinitas Zinfandel (Contra Costa County) - Printable Version

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- Drew - 01-08-2005

85% Zin, 12% Petite Sirah and 3% Mataro(?). Attention raspberry fans. Spicy raspberry/dark fruit with brambly, underbrush flavors and scents intermixed with some hints of chocolate. Massive tannins swirling thru every drop. This is one of the wines we sipped thru New Years Eve into the New Year and it never calmed down. Needs a few years in the bottle to shine. I think the stuffing is there. 14.5%Alc/Vol. $20.


- hotwine - 01-08-2005

Haven't seen that one around here, but will sure look for it.

- Kcwhippet - 01-08-2005

Matt Cline is a part owner and the winemaker for Trinitas. So, if you notice a similarity to Cline's stuff from a few years ago, that's the reason.

- Thomas - 01-08-2005

With one degree less alcohol, that would sound like my kind of Zinfandel.

- hotwine - 01-08-2005

Wondered if that was the same Cline, when I saw in a 'Net search that Trinitas is owned by Matt and Erin Cline. Did they sell out at Cline Vineyards a while back?

- Kcwhippet - 01-08-2005

It looks like brothers Fred and Matt have parted ways. Fred's still the owner of Cline and Matt's name doesn't appear anywhere on their web site, even in the winery's history section. That would leave me to believe they're not on the best of terms.

- hotwine - 01-08-2005

That's too bad. Thanks, KC.