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Cline Cellars Red Blend California Oakley Five Reds 2009

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Mourvedre, Carignane, Grenache, Zinfandel, and Syrah. Complex and easy-drinking this wine exhibits the flavors of blackberries and black pepper. The wine has good body and moderate tannin and provides a tremendous value for the red wine drinker.

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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

Member Reviews for Cline Cellars Red Blend California Oakley Five Reds

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Snooth User: tulaw
94189266
3.00 5
05/02/2011

This is very similar to Big House Red, with a nice fruity range, rather long finish, and nice balance of dryness and tannins. I have read others say that this wine (in other vintages) is their everyday/go to wine. I understand why. This wine is well priced, has a great taste, and pairs well with many American dinners. I think Cline has done a great job on this wine, and it places second only to Big House Red for me in this genre of California blends.


Snooth User: caesura
881477160
5.00 5
05/23/2012

I found this to be elegant; a zin to be enjoyed alone.


Snooth User: kadlena
953963227
3.00 5
03/10/2012

Three glasses


External Reviews for Cline Cellars Red Blend California Oakley Five Reds

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/17/2012

Medium red. Musky berries, roast coffee and a whiff of maple syrup on the nose. Creamy-sweet in an old-vines way, showing good breadth to its dark berry, chocolate and coffee flavors. Finishes with smooth tannins and a peppery nuance. Very ripe zinfandel but could use more primary fruit and lift.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
12/24/2012

Much better are the 2011 and 2010 Ancient Vines Zinfandels. This wine spends about eight months in American oak, and both vintages look very good. They are also quite similar in style. Medium-bodied, with good acid, sweet berry fruit, some pepper, incense and spice, the 2011 seems just a tad fresher.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/17/2012

Zesty and a bit rustic, with dried and baked cherry notes backed with anise and pepper. Tannins firm the finish. Drink now through 2015.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
12/24/2012

Soft but still zesty, with appealing notes of ripe black cherry, caramel and spice. Drink now through 2017.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/17/2012

The soft, easygoing, straightforward, round 2009 Zinfandel Ancient Vine (50,000 cases produced), while not terribly complex, is satisfying in a monolithic style.



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Mourvedre, Carignane, Grenache, Zinfandel, and Syrah. Complex and easy-drinking this wine exhibits the flavors of blackberries and black pepper. The wine has good body and moderate tannin and provides a tremendous value for the red wine drinker.

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