Cline Ancient Vines Carignane 2017
Tawny ruby Aromas of coffee, spice and plum. Medium to full bodied. Well balanced with bright acidity. Structured and balanced. Complex combination of plums and berries with a tobacco note . Medium long Carignane holds the distinction of being one of the most widely planted red grapes in France. It is also grown abundantly in Italy, Spain, Algeria and Israel and was once the most planted varietal in the new world. It has traditionally been used as a blending grape because of its favorable yields, excellent acidity and big tannins. We are one of the few wineries to vinify this as a stand-alone varietal. Our 2017 Ancient Vines Carignane opens with aromas of coffee, spice and plum. Nuanced flavors of berry, plum, and tobacco lead to a lengthy and well structured finish.
Cline Family Cellars is a family-owned and operated winery founded by Fred and Nancy Cline in 1982 in Oakley, CA. The winery facilities were relocated in 1991 to the Sonoma Valley, on a 350-acre estate in the Carneros district. The Cline winery and vineyards are built on a foundation of deeply rooted respect for the land and love of winemaking. Recognized for its rich portfolio of wines, Cline is one of the pioneers of California’s Rhone Rangers movement, and the largest holder of 100+ year-old-vine vineyards in California.