Three Wine Live Oak Zinfandel 2015 | Matt Cline Old Vine Wine – Decadently Rich
Three Wine Live Oak Zinfandel 2015 presents deep, bright purple in color. Aromas of ripe blackberry and blueberry leap from the glass, revealing crushed violets, rosemary, and sage with time. While across the full-bodied palate, the Live Oak bottling is silky, with pure fruit flavors reminiscent of just-picked wild berries and black plum, balanced by vanilla, baking spice, and toasty oak undertones. Silky tannins round out the long finish of this red which manages to be powerful yet graceful. A delight to drink.
WE92 | Harvested late but not sweet, this decadently rich and fruity wine pairs well with cheese or an equally opulent dish such as osso bucco or red wine risotto. Three Wine Live Oak Zinfandel 2015 delivers grapey, jammy aromas and late-picked flavors like fig, plum and black raisin that glide along the palate. The alcohol is high, tempered by a velvety texture and moderate tannins
Mazzoni Live Oak Vineyard | Dirt Matters!
The Mazzoni Live Oak Vineyard is a fixture of the California Historic Vineyard Society. While the ancient site takes responsibility for today’s dense, plum and cocoa-scented Zinfandel sits on Delhi Sand thirty feet deep. The white sand hides the roots of 130-year-old vines that grow there without trellising, irrigation, or anything resembling modern farming. As Cline walked through the 2.5 acre site, he lovingly touched to the gnarled, tree-like vines with his deeply tanned hands, and reminded us: “This is where California wine really started. Winemaker Matt Cline keeps telling us one thing: “Dirt Matters.”
Winemaker Matt Cline
A California native, winemaker Matt Cline knew he’d stepped onto vineyard gold when he first began cultivating the ancient vines that pepper Contra Costa County. Standing amidst vines whose trunks reach skyward from soils that look more like beach sand than fertile earth. While curving around themselves in shapes that defy trellising, irrigation, and modern viticulture as we know it. As a result, you feel like you’re standing in a window to the past.