Cline Cellars Mourvedre Contra Costa County Ancient Vines 2011

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Our Ancient Vines Mourvèdre offers a hint of Eucalyptus on the nose, distinct chocolate characteristics, luscious dee...

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Fruit forward with light acidity and soft tannins. Not particularly balanced but very smooth. Read more

decent nose...heavy fruit flavor, full bodied....mid tannins and high acidity to compliment the finish....refreshing wine Read more

Pours a dark violet color with some dark red hues on the edges. Aromas of plums, dark berries, charred wood and currants. Starts off with the dar... Read more

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Snooth User: RandyFisher
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4.00 5
09/29/2013

Fruit forward with light acidity and soft tannins. Not particularly balanced but very smooth.


Snooth User: mikespeer
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 05/15/2012

decent nose...heavy fruit flavor, full bodied....mid tannins and high acidity to compliment the finish....refreshing wine


Snooth User: steve16046
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2009 05/31/2012

Pours a dark violet color with some dark red hues on the edges. Aromas of plums, dark berries, charred wood and currants. Starts off with the dark cherries and blackberries hitting the palate first. In the middle, there is more currant flavors than dark berries and the smoke starts to come through. Finishes with some more smoke, dark berries, currants and a hint of vanilla. Lot lasting taste left on the palate. Lots going on with this wine, probably would do best with some aging. Definitely not a wine to drink on its own, needs food.


Snooth User: azygos
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 04/07/2009

Softly viscous and velvety. Some fruit and a hint of mocha on the nose. Chocolate and plums followed by some more chocolate. Almost too richly sweet and powerful at times. Lacks nuance but is unusual, distinct, and a good deal. Drinks great the next day too.

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  • Snooth User: CalKid
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    0.00 5
    Vintage: 2006 11/25/2009

    Couldn't agree with azygos more. Exactly.


    Snooth User: Sdenman
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    3.50 5
    Vintage: 2004 02/06/2008

    It's a great wine that throws a lot of flavors at you but is a nice balanced wineas well. I think the Mourvedre is one of the better wines that Cline has produced. The 2003 Mourvedre is better than the 2004 but it is pratically a ghost compared to the 2004.


    Snooth User: drdebs
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    3.50 5
    Vintage: 2003 04/17/2009

    Purchased 7/06, drinking it nearly three years later. Delicious aromas of spicebox, earth, cherries, plums. Terrific spicy palate, with the fruit no longer primary. In the background there are plums, black cherries and yes some chocolate in the finish. Shows the aging potential of the wine--tasting very different from those who reported on it earlier.


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    External Reviews for Cline Cellars Mourvedre Contra Costa County Ancient Vines

    External Review
    Vintage: 2006 01/18/2009

    Wine Tasting NotesOur Ancient Vines Mourvdre, grown in the warm, sandy soils of Oakley California, produces a wine that has a distinct chocolate character. The tannins are soft and the wine has good weight in the mouth. Flavors and aromas of cherry and mint help make this delicious wine an unusual delight.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2006 03/17/2010

    Cline Cellars Mourvedre Rose 2006 Ancient Vines 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: 2004 10/16/2008

    One of California’s finest pre-Prohibition wine regions, Contra Costa County was first planted in 1846. Many Italians settled in the area and planted the bulk of what remains today, especially Zinfandel and Mourvèdre. It’s only in the last few decades that the area has been recognized as a source of premium fruit. The Rhône Ranger movement started in Oakley, with its old-vine Mourvèdre still a much sought after fruit source. Vineyards in Oakley are on flatlands at the confluence of the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers and have very deep sandy soil. A soft breeze comes through each afternoon and evenings are 10–35°F cooler than afternoons. Fog sometimes comes up on the water, but it doesn’t come out onto the vines. Mourvèdre is around a century old here and finds particular success. It has to struggle to ripen and produces a small crop. Opaque ruby with dark, earthy notes, Cline’s is a benchmark American wine. It is richly textured and voluptuous with silky tannins and brilliant underlying natural acidity. This multi-faceted wine has notes of chalk, dried herbs, brush, garrigue, mineral, tar, mocha, truffle, and Asian Five Spice with fig, raisin, and vanilla flavors on the long, sweet tart finish.


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    Winemaker's Notes:

    Our Ancient Vines Mourvèdre offers a hint of Eucalyptus on the nose, distinct chocolate characteristics, luscious deep plum, and concentrated cherry. This scrumptious and unusually delightful wine has a substantial mouth-feel followed by soft tannins.

    Our Ancient Vines Mourvèdre offers a hint of Eucalyptus on the nose, distinct chocolate characteristics, luscious deep plum, and concentrated cherry. This scrumptious and unusually delightful wine has a substantial mouth-feel followed by soft tannins.

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