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Date Printed: 10/1/2014
Cline Ancient Vines Mourvedre 2011
Cline Ancient Vines Mourvedre 2011
(search item no. 120068)

PRICE ON 10/1/2014: $15.99

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:

Ancient Vines Mourvedre offers a hint of Eucalyptus on the nose, distinct chocolate characteristics and a luscious deep plum flavor. This scrumptious and unusually delightful wine has a substantial mouth-feel followed by soft tannins.

Try this wine with grilled lamb, wild mushroom ragout or peppercorn crusted beef tenderloin.

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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.