Three Wine Company CMZ 2015 | Matt Cline’s Flagship Old Vine Red Blend
Three Wine Company CMZ 2015 Dark-as-night color leads to a bowl of black fruit that is expressive and juicy. While all of it streaked with the evocative scent of lavender and violets. Then it’s time to hold onto your seat once you sip it. First, delivering a core of blackberry, black raspberry, and black cherry fruit. Then together laced with black pepper and European dark-berry liqueur are absolute show-stoppers.
The tannins are supple, making it perfect for enjoying right away. But defined enough to give this wine the stuffing to continue evolving for another seven years. Enjoy Three Wine Company CMZ 2015 now through 2025.
Turley Fans take Note
It makes sense that Turley fans love this wine so much: A lot of the fruit comes from the same sources. The Three Wine Company CMZ 2015 is based on a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Mourvedre, and Zinfandel, and is vastly more than the sum of its parts. Much of that is thanks to Cline’s skill and vision as a winemaker, but it’s also because of his keen eye for sourcing from some of the most extraordinary vineyards in California.
The Mourvèdre is grown in Spinelli Vineyard, a more than 100-year-old planting. The Zinfandel comes from Evangelho Vineyard and rings in at more than 125 years of age. The concentration and flat-out deliciousness that results from vines that old simply cannot be replicated in any other way. And Cline’s ability to wring out every last drop of character from each berry his team crushes is unmatched.
Three Wine Company & Winemaker Matt Cline
For over 30 years, Matt Cline’s name has been synonymous with the kind of rich, decadent wines that send shivers up the spines of fans of Turley, The Prisoner, Sine Qua Non, and more. His flagship, the full-throttle CMZ, is reliably one of the most generous wines we taste here each year, a member favorite that tastes like it should cost at least twice as much as it does.
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, curving around themselves in shapes that defy trellising, irrigation, and modern viticulture as we know it, you feel like you’re standing in a window to the past.