Three Wine Company Old Vines Zinfandel 2016 | Spectacular, Silken red
Three Wine Company Old Vines Zinfandel 2016 pours an inky midnight black-purple. Fresh and preserved blackberry aromas yield to dusty earth, rose petals, and hints of sandalwood. Muscular and densely concentrated, it has a jammy core of fruit encased by svelte tannins. Blackberry, raspberry, and boysenberry meld with notes of clove, cracked peppercorn, and toasted vanilla on the finish. Drink now – 2026.
90WE | This full-bodied wine has a concentrated berry and cherry essence that makes it easy to sip and enjoy. A touch of raspberry in the aroma and a hint of baking spices on the palate make it all the tastier.
Three Wine Company | It’s the Vines
What makes Three Wine Company Old Vines Zinfandel 2016 so special? Simple: the vines. These are grapevines rooted in Delhi sandy soils, planted in an America that hadn’t heard of Television, by people who wouldn’t live to see Ford’s invention of the Model T. And they have lasted—generation after generation, and today, continue to seek out tiny berries that translate to supreme concentration in the glass, balanced by Matt’s deft touch imparting elegance and balance.
These same vines have attracted Turley, Ridge, and Bedrock. But Matt Cline’s Three Wine Company Old Vines Zinfandel 2015 packs California’s most exclusive Zinfandel fruit from Contra Costa County into the bargain bottle that bests them all
Winemaker Matt Cline
Matt Cline’s Three Wine Company is no newcomer at Wine Access. In fact, this spectacular, silken red is the most successful under-$20 Zinfandel in our history. Vintage after vintage, it sells out and garners a bevy of 4- and 5-star raves. Positively youthful, bright primary fruit flavors dance across the spectrum from plum to raspberry, blackberry, and ripe cherry. It’s a bottle for which Matt should be charging $40.
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.