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Cline Cellars Cool Climate Syrah 2011

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This smells a little sweet but also delivers terrific herbal, floral and medicinal spice notes, with rich black pepper and bacon fat base notes. Juicy and broad in the mouth, there’s nice energy here with lively acids and very finely polished tannins. The fruit profile offers up blueberry and mulberry notes, backed up with balsamic undertones, minty spice and a gentle underlay of toasted oak. A nice dried meat tone drifts over the fruit on the moderately long and red fruited finish. This is pretty delicious. 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
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Editorial Reviews for Cline Cellars Cool Climate Syrah

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 02/21/2012

This smells a little sweet but also delivers terrific herbal, floral and medicinal spice notes, with rich black pepper and bacon fat base notes. Juicy and broad in the mouth, there’s nice energy here with lively acids and very finely polished tannins. The fruit profile offers up blueberry and mulberry notes, backed up with balsamic undertones, minty spice and a gentle underlay of toasted oak. A nice dried meat tone drifts over the fruit on the moderately long and red fruited finish. This is pretty delicious. 90pts


Member Reviews for Cline Cellars Cool Climate Syrah

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Snooth User: Thomas Leo
134847025
4.50 5
Vintage: 2010 09/16/2013

The nose is expansive and redolent with fruity aromas,The color is opulent and the palate is rich and complex. Superb!


Snooth User: annecara
937071556
2.00 5
Vintage: 2010 02/19/2013

Two glasses


Snooth User: Kate Statton
8538361,079
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 02/16/2012

A much more subtle and relaxed nose than that on the Sonoma Cline. A touch more fruity there as well. Such a deep and beautiful purple color to this wine, you just want to dip yourself right inside the glass. Lovely smoothness to this wine with a very brief finish.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 02/16/2012

Intense black fruit with juicy notes and a nice gentle application of oaking. The fruit and wood aromas are very complex. Notes of bubblegum. Nice body acidity with a dry finish and more tropical notes in the finish.


Snooth User: Kristin Watts
8549492,200
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 02/16/2012

A bit more red berry tones to this one from Cline, and more red pepper spiciness. Still incredibly deep and dark and rich with a bit of a bitter aftertaste. Still lovely!


Snooth User: Sara Weinbrom
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 02/16/2012

Smooth wine with leather and dark berry notes. Really lovely!


Snooth User: joshwoodward
129954234
2.50 5
Vintage: 2006 05/15/2009

Somewhat disappointing, because I like Cline's wines and cool climate syrahs. It seems like they let these grapes ripen too far, and they extracted it too much. Almost jammy body, but it feels artificial somehow. Very fruity, with warm red berries, and an almost Beaujolais candied note. Medium tannins and a pleasant acidity keep this from being a flab fest. Better once it came to room temperature and opened up for a couple hours. Not a disaster, but I wouldn't buy this again. $16


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External Reviews for Cline Cellars Cool Climate Syrah

External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
03/16/2010

Cline Cellars Syrah Cool Climate Single Vineyard 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 NotesThe Cool Climate Syrah has great color, rich blueberry and black pepper character combined with a cedary-smooth finish and bright acid. The terroir of our "Lazy C" and "Lazy P" vineyards bring forward the cracked pepper and berry notes that are typical of Syrah from a cooler climate. This wine pairs well with seafood pasta dishes, tri-tip steak smothered in wild chanterelles, and chicken satay. The Cool Climate Syrah is very approachable now but will also age beautifully for 5 to 7 years.


External Review
Vintage: 2004 10/16/2008

This is one of those wines that compels us to consider the Sonoma Coast appellation’s crazy architecture. As long as it has existed, people have said the “true” appellation was in the far northwest, right out at the water’s edge, near Ft. Ross and the town of Seaview. Last week I heard that a group of inland vintners near Occidental and Freestone are talking about a sub-appellation because they think <i>they</i> occupy “the true Sonoma Coast.” But after tasting this wine, and those of Keller Estate, I have to say there’s plenty of truth way down in the southeastern corner of the appellation.This wine comes from Cline’s vineyards just over the western hills behind their Highway 121 tasting room in southern Sonoma Valley. It’s a Sonoma Coast Syrah in all respects, with its central layers of concentrated black and blue fruits sandwiched between summer sweetness and spice up high and warm earth underneath. It’s a great ride in your mouth, with Syrah’s brambly spice and juiciness and some nifty citrus structure going on across the palate. Then it all finishes clean and confident and appetizing – if Syrah’s not a food wine, it’s not worth your time. Speaking of that, anyone making cassoulet tonight?


External Review
Vintage: 2004 06/26/2007

With its intense color and loads of black pepper, this wine will knock your socks off. Toasty blueberry and vanilla notes round out the palate.



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