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Cline Ancient Vines Carignane 2015

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

My 2/8, the group’s 2/8 A bit jammy on the nose with lots of sour cherry fruit and creamy oak but this also shows some complexity with notes of leather, milk chocolate, vanilla and juniper. Rather large scaled in the mouth, this is smooth, rich with soft tannins, and hints of woody spice herbs, and sweet vanilla all wrapping up a core of clack currant and black cherry fruit leading to a well balanced finish that shows a bit of elegance and freshness that sets this apart from many of the other wines tasted tonight. A bit modern and obvious but very well done. 90pts

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Cline Cellars:
  Cline Cellars was founded in 1982 by Fred Cline, grandson of Valeriano Jacuzzi, founder of Jacuzzi Family Vineyards. Originally located in Oakley, California, the winery was moved in 1991 to Carneros, in Sonoma County, on a 350 acre estate. Cline Cellars produces Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Merlot, as well as Rhône varietals such as Syrah, Viognier, Marsanne, and Roussanne. Cha... Read more
  Cline Cellars was founded in 1982 by Fred Cline, grandson of Valeriano Jacuzzi, founder of Jacuzzi Family Vineyards. Originally located in Oakley, California, the winery was moved in 1991 to Carneros, in Sonoma County, on a 350 acre estate. Cline Cellars produces Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Merlot, as well as Rhône varietals such as Syrah, Viognier, Marsanne, and Roussanne. Charlie Tsegeletos, the winery’s Director of Winemaking and their winemaker, ensures that the grapes speak for themselves through the wines that he produces. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Cline Ancient Vines Carignane

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 04/02/2014

My 2/8, the group’s 2/8 A bit jammy on the nose with lots of sour cherry fruit and creamy oak but this also shows some complexity with notes of leather, milk chocolate, vanilla and juniper. Rather large scaled in the mouth, this is smooth, rich with soft tannins, and hints of woody spice herbs, and sweet vanilla all wrapping up a core of clack currant and black cherry fruit leading to a well balanced finish that shows a bit of elegance and freshness that sets this apart from many of the other wines tasted tonight. A bit modern and obvious but very well done. 90pts


Member Reviews for Cline Ancient Vines Carignane

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,749
4.50 5
Vintage: 2010 04/02/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: abeth
30482462
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 11/03/2011

Four glasses


Snooth User: Gantt Hickman
168755721
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 01/08/2010

My wife really enjoyed this wine. I thought it was alright. While I thought it was good it just wasn't doing it for me at the time. Needless to say we will be buying more because the master likes it. Had a nice dark color to it, but medium body in the mouth. Slightly dry almost a grainy dirt feel. I am a earthy type guy so I did enjoy that aspect.

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  • Snooth User: CRChapman
    20831821
    3.00 5
    Vintage: 2007 07/01/2009

    Three glasses


    Snooth User: SetarconeX
    10744993
    3.50 5
    Vintage: 2006 01/12/2009

    An unexpectedly soft and cool wine, considering the grape's reputation for acidity. Ever so slightly dusty. A pronounced clove flavor is slightly offputting here, but the fruitiness of the wine does quite a bit to make up for it.


    Snooth User: Methuselah137
    712510
    4.00 5
    Vintage: 2006 05/27/2008

    Delicious wine with surprising toastiness / caramel flavors.


    Snooth User: rickschroe
    105376617
    4.00 5
    Vintage: 2006 03/10/2012

    Four glasses


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    External Reviews for Cline Ancient Vines Carignane

    External Review
    Vintage: 2006 03/16/2010

    Cline Cellars Carignane Ancient Vines 2006 and all other wine from Cline Cellars are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2006 01/17/2009

    Wine Tasting NotesCarignane holds the distinction of being the most widely planted grape in France. It is also grown abundantly in Italy, Spain, Algeria and Israel, and was once the most planted varietal in the new world. Carignane produces more red wine than any other grape and has traditionally been used as a blending grape, donating high yields, high tannins and high alcohol. Cline is one of a few places where Carignane shines on its own. Dark ruby in color, this wine has aromas of chocolate, clove, cedar and spicy nutmeg. The Ancient Vines Carignane is a perfect match for grilled meats, pasta dishes, even pizza with goat cheese.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2005 03/16/2010

    Cline Cellars Carignane Ancient Vines 2005 and all other wine from Cline Cellars are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.



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