Cline Ancient Vines Carignane 2004

Red Wine from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 86105
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Winemaker's Notes

Carignane is one of the world's most planted yet under-appreciated varietals. Cultivated extensively in Spain, France's Rhone Valley and in California--as a reliable source of fruity, inexpensive wine--Carignane is an important blending grape, offering ripe, bright fruit, supple structure and fine acids. Only a handful of winemakers have afforded this misunderstood grape the attention and care it requires to show its full potential as a varietal wine. By selecting lost of fruit from the finest 100 plus year old Carignane vineyards, Cline crafts a wine that is rich, intense and brooding that compares favorably to the very best Carignane cuvees prestiges from the Rhone Valley.

This wine is dense with cherry, chocolate and fresh earthy character. It drinks deliciously now, showing effusive fruit, and will fill out beautifully with short-term cellaring.

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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...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Other Red Wine

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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