Cline Cashmere 2006

Rhone Red Blends from California

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Item No. 95316
  • red wine
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Winemaker's Notes

63% Grenache, 22% Syrah and 15% Mourvèdre

Massoni and Big Break Vineyards in Oakley provide the Grenache for this blend. Careful attention to the vigorous Massoni Vineyard involves cluster thinning and leaf pulling. This increases the fruit concentration. Big Break Grenache is harvested from older lower yielding dry-farmed vines providing intense cherry flavors. Syrah comes from our cool climate, fog-laden Sonoma Coast vineyards. These grapes offer concentrated blueberry flavors and dark pepper. Also from Oakley, ancient vines Mourvedre, planted in sandy soil, is dry-farmed and imparts intense flavors of chocolate and cherry.

We initially created this blend as an auction lot for the Hospice du Rhone held in Paso Robles each year. Cashmere is a very flavorful, smooth wine offering big cherry, raspberry and chocolate notes with hints of cracked black pepper and plum.

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AmyG - Saint Petersburg, FL (read all my reviews)

My local bartender said I had to try this and wow what a surprise. I bought a case the next day. Now only if I can find a place that has it in stock!
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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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California has nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and accounts for almost 90% of wine production in the United States. In our section of Other California, we include wines from smaller AVAs as well as wines from the California AVA. Here are a few smaller AVAs you may see on the label: Livermore Valley AVA, located right outside of San Francisco and home to...

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Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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