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Date Printed: 12/22/2014
Cline Cotes de Oakley Blanc 2002
Cline Cotes de Oakley Blanc 2002
(search item no. 76296)

PRICE ON 12/22/2014: $9.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The last harvest of the millennium proved to be a year to remember. The 1999 harvest brought on both patience and courage. This harvest will go down in Californias winemaking history as one of the latest and longest, with spring rains and cool weather pushing harvest back four to six weeks. Fortunately, Mother Nature began to cooperate in late September with a warming trend, thus ripening our vineyards to full maturity. Despite the lateness of the harvest, wines from various regions of the state showed a consistently forward fruit character and stunning acidity, giving our Vin Blanc its lively, floral personality.
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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.