Cline Cotes de Oakley Rouge 1997

Red Blends from California

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Winemaker's Notes

At Cline Cellars, we will remember 1997 as an exceptionally warm and short growing season. In particular, this growing season will be remembered as one that favored the Southern Rhône varietals used to fashion Cline Cellars Côtes DOakley Vin Rouge. Temperate weather in late spring significantly concentrated the sugars in the grapes, while consistently warm summer weather thickened the skins, endowing our wines with dark, vivid colors and rich flavors. A maritime cooling influence favored our Contra Costa vineyards, which helped to maintain good acidity and balance in the fruit. Overall, 1997 will be noted for wines of rich, forward fruit and supple tannins.

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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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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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