11.30.2009

2007 Cline Ancient Vines Zinfandel: Good, but rough against this meatloaf.


nov. 30, 2009: victoria made a classic meatloaf using a "joy of cooking" recipe. it worked out well, especially because of the roughly chopped onions and the heavily seasoned breadcrumbs (and she used about 1/9 cup of dried parsley, seeing as how we no longer had the fresh variety). we'll make this recipe again. against this sonoma, californian, however, the meatloaf was smooth while the wine was slightly rough. we just had an exquisite blend of a zin/cab at madeline's a week ago friday (the orin swift prisoner), however, so compared to that, this cline is a bit uncivilized. still. it was a good food night on a cold and slightly damp day. 14.5 percent alcohol. $13.49 at big red liquors (with 10-percent mixed case discount).

4 comments:

  1. Saw this and was amazed because I'm drinking the same thing. Upon first sniff and sip, I thought the same thing - A little rough for a Zin and not nearly as cherry, strawberry. More earthy. Cool site - I like your tags.

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  2. thanks! we're just getting into this blogosphere, and it's been really fun so far :) i know what you mean about the earthy quality -- i was trying to explain that to my husband, but he didn't agree. we had a 2005 old ghost lodi old vine zin that was also that way, i felt. have you tried that?

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  3. no, I haven't tried that one. Are you guys on Twitter? if yes, look me up and follow @nectarwine - if no, you should be it's a great way to promote the blog

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  4. cool thanks :) we're following you now @runningtopaul.

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