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Date Printed: 12/18/2014
Cline Cool Climate Syrah 2004
Cline Cool Climate Syrah 2004
(search item no. 88273)
green wine


PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $15.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2004 Cool Climate Syrah has deep color, rich blueberry and black pepper characters combined with a cedary-smooth finish and bright acidity.

It pairs well with seafood pasta dishes, tri-tip steak smothered in wild chanterelles, and chicken satay. The 2004 Cool Climate Syrah is very approachable now but will also age beautifully for 5 to 7 years.

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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.