Cline Syrah 1998

Syrah/Shiraz from California

Price: $10.99
Item No. 12792

Winemaker's Notes

1998 will be remembered as the vintage where "patience is a virtue" was our motto. Compared to the large and early harvest of the previous year, 1998 would be considered a light and late harvest, our first vineyard ripened on September 4th. . Infact, the 1998 harvest was two to three weeks later then normal and four to four-and-half weeks later then 1997! With an unusually cool spring, the growing season started with essentially very lousy weather. This translated to poor crop set and a generally low crop size, with the result of lower than average yields. Fortunately a late summer, early fall heat spell ripened our grapes to full maturity.

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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 Syrah/Shiraz

(seh-RAH/shee-RAHZ) It's a Smokin' Grape Syrah and Shiraz - same grape, different name. It's a popular and adept variety, growing in multiple regions and creating many different styles of wine. The home base of Syrah is the Northern Rhone, where it creates the exclusive wines of Hermitage and Cote Rotie. On the less pricy side, the Rhone makes Syrah-based wines in Crozes...

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