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Date Printed: 12/29/2014
Cline Ancient Vines Mourvedre 2002
Cline Ancient Vines Mourvedre 2002
(search item no. 63026)

PRICE ON 12/29/2014: $18.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 87 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Mourvèdre is particularly resistant to oxidization and is capable of producing wines with firm structure and rich, dark fruit that will age for over a decade. The Ancient Vines Mourvèdre, is a beautiful example of how well our 100 plus year old Mourvèdre vines respond to modern winemaking techniques. Redolent of dark cherry, chocolate, eucalyptus, exotic spice and earth character, the Ancient Vines Mourvèdre is delicious presently and will age for well over a decade.

Alcohol: 14.0%

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About Cline:

Fred Cline founded Cline Cellars in 1982, in Oakley, California. In 1991, the winery facilities relocated to the Sonoma Valley on a 350 acre estate in the Carneros District. The Cline Brothers, Fred and Matt, are Zinfandel and Rhone varietal specialists. Their holdings include some of the oldest and rarest vines in California. They are best known for the one hundred year old plantings of Carignane, Mourvedre and Zinfandel grapes they farm in Oakley, California. The Mourvedre represent approximately 85% of the state's total supply of this fascinating and versatile varietal. This treasure is the inspiration for Cline Cellars many "Rhone style" bottlings.