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Date Printed: 3/30/2015
Cline Mourvedre Rose 2006
Cline Mourvedre Rose 2006
(search item no. 91867)

PRICE ON 3/30/2015: $10.29

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

In a wonderful tradition of rosés found in Portugal, Spain, Italy and France, this wine served well-chilled is perfect on its own, is refreshing at a picnic at the beach and marries extremely well with food. Mouth-filling with hints of pomegranate and plum, it's an ideal accompaniment to Salmon or a Teriyaki dish.

About the Vineyards
Our deep, sandy-soil 100-year-old vineyards in Contra Costa provide us with this wonderful Mourvèdre. These very special vineyards benefit from the cooling effects of the San Joaquin and Sacramento Rivers which allows the grapes to hold their bright acidity. The combination of extremely well drained sandy soil and low average rainfall create a tonnage-limiting environment that produces grapes with great intensity.

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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.