Cline Ancient Vines Mourvedre 2017 Front Label
Cline Ancient Vines Mourvedre 2017 Front LabelCline Ancient Vines Mourvedre 2017  Front Bottle Shot

Cline Ancient Vines Mourvedre 2017

  • WE90
  • WW89
750ML / 15.5% ABV
Other Vintages
  • WE92
  • WS88
  • WS88
  • WE87
  • W&S87
  • WS87
All Vintages
Currently Unavailable $16.99
Try the
22
16 99
Save $5.01 (23%)
Ships today if ordered in next 3 hours
Limit 0 bottles per customer
Sold in increments of 0
1
Limit Reached
0.0 0 Ratings
My Wine Share
Vintage Alert
Alert me when new vintages are available
Have you tried this? Rate it now
(256 characters remaining)

0.0 0 Ratings
750ML / 15.5% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Ancient Vines Mourvèdre offers distinct chocolate characteristics, luscious deep plum, and concentrated cherry. This scrumptious and unusually delightful wine has a substantial mouth-feel followed by structured and balanced tannins. It’s a stunner, you should bring a bottle to your friend's house.

Critical Acclaim

All Vintages
WE 90
Wine Enthusiast

Very fruity, generous and mouthfilling, this full-bodied wine drenches the taste buds with berry flavors so ripe the berries would be falling off the vine. It offers great concentration, wonderful focus and good length on the finish. Best Buy.

WW 89
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com
COMMENTARY: Cline Cellars, one of the movers and shakers amongst Mourvèdre producers, has produced an excellent example with the 2017 vintage. TASTING NOTES: This wine is flavorful and smooth. Its aromas and flavors of high-tone fruit and earth should pair it well with a savory beef stew. (Tasted: July 9, 2019, San Francisco, CA)
View More
Cline

Cline

View all products
Cline, California
Cline Winery Video

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.

Image for San Francisco Bay content section
View all products

A large Northern California appellation centered on the San Francisco Bay Area, the San Francisco Bay AVA falls within the larger Central Coast AVA. The smaller appellations of Livermore Valley, Pacheco Pass, San Ysidro District and Santa Clara Valley AVAs fall within the San Francisco Bay boundaries.

Image for Mourvedre content section
View all products

Full of color, ripe fruit, plenty of texture and earthy goodness, Mourvèdre is an important grape in many key regions in the south of France, as well as in Spain and the New World. Mourvèdre is actually of Spanish provenance (there known as Monastrell or Mataro) and is the key variety in Alicante, Jumilla and Yecla. It truly thrives, however, in Provence’s Bandol region, where it shines on its own as a single varietal red and in Southern Rhône where it palys a major part in blends . It is also of great importance in the Southern Rhône alongside Grenache and Syrah—and in California and Australia, as a single varietal wine or in Rhône blends.

In the Glass

At their finest, Mourvèdre wines are robust and full of brambly red and black fruit, and aromas and flavors of herbs, leather, earth, dark chocolate and licorice. Well-aged examples can show an impressive degree of elegance and an attractive perfume. In blends with Grenache and Syrah, Mourvèdre provides fleshy texture, tannic structure and deep color.

Perfect Pairings

This earthy Mediterranean variety loves rustic food—think cassoulet, wild boar ragu or smoky ribs. Mourvèdre’s tannins are bold but not bitter, lending both weight and texture.

Sommelier Secret

Mourvèdre used to have significant plantings in California, but the vine lost popularity during the 20th century in favor of other varieties. However, in the 1980s, a group of California winemakers inspired by the wines of the Rhône Valley have been working to bring the variety back into the spotlight. Plantings have since increased and Rhône blends are now a highly-regarded specialty of the Central Coast.

NDF772104_2017 Item# 527003

Update your browser to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

It's easy to update and using the latest version
of Internet Explorer means all your web browsing will be better.

Yes, Update Now
Cheers to You!

New customers: FREE Shipping on $29+. Code GIFT

New customers: FREE Shipping on $29+. Code GIFT

There was an error redeeming your code.

*Order must be placed by 12/11/2019. Applies to standard shipping only. Order must be at least $29 excluding shipping and tax. Expedited shipping options may require an additional charge. Not applicable to Hawaii and Alaska orders. A standard shipping charge will appear at checkout but the promo code will credit an amount back so that you do not pay for shipping. Promotion does not apply to corporate orders. Not valid on Bordeaux Futures.

Search for ""

Processing Your Order...