Cline Syrah 1998 Front Label
Cline Syrah 1998 Front Label

Cline Syrah 1998

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    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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    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.

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    A major force on the global playing field, California is the world’s fourth largest wine-producing region on the planet and the majority of land under vine here is devoted to red varieties, covering nearly double the vineyard acreage of whites.

    While the state’s incredibly diverse terrain and microclimates allow for countless red wine styles, the one factor unifying all California red wine is the abundance of sunshine and a long, consistent growing season, which leads to well-developed and fully ripened fruit.

    The most famous region today, of course, is the acclaimed Napa Valley, where Cabernet Sauvignon reigns as king.

    Sonoma County, nestled between Napa Valley and the Pacific Ocean, claims great variability in geography and microclimates. Here world-class Pinot Noir is possible from Sonoma’s cooler sites while old, gnarly Zinfandel vines survived Prohibition.

    The Central Coast, Lodi and the Sierra Foothills also excel in the production of Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and remain active frontiers for newer varieties, namely Rhône and Spanish.

    The cool Anderson Valley in California’s North Coast region is a fantastic source of Pinot noir.

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    RRM71384_1998 Item# 18718

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