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Cline Cellars Syrah Carneros Los Carneros 2009

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Smoky and peppery on the nose with deep plum and huckleberry fruit, framed with chocolaty oak notes and a nice thread of chorizo. On the palate, this is relatively big with noticeable tannins and fine integrated acids. The fruit is a touch matte and anonymous, though there is a light aromatic note on the mid-palate. The back end is tight and gently balsamic with emerging game notes that get slammed on the finish by the wall of drying tannins. This needs some time but could improve- or serve it today with rich, smoky food. 87pts

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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 Cellars Syrah Carneros Los Carneros

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 02/21/2012

Smoky and peppery on the nose with deep plum and huckleberry fruit, framed with chocolaty oak notes and a nice thread of chorizo. On the palate, this is relatively big with noticeable tannins and fine integrated acids. The fruit is a touch matte and anonymous, though there is a light aromatic note on the mid-palate. The back end is tight and gently balsamic with emerging game notes that get slammed on the finish by the wall of drying tannins. This needs some time but could improve- or serve it today with rich, smoky food. 87pts


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Snooth User: Kristin Watts
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 02/16/2012

Spicy dark berries and smokey on the nose with a bit of a medicinal edge. The palette is deep and a bit syrupy with a black peppery finish. Would be delightful with some cheese!


Snooth User: Kate Statton
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 02/16/2012

Wow smells of serious cigarettes on the nose. I almost can't get passed it to take a sip. A bit salty smelling too. Lots of black pepper with deep red fruit. With some air and once I get passed the nose and initial sip, this opens up a bit. A very intensely flavored wine. Though gave me a strong reaction at first, I could definitely see this one growing on me.


Snooth User: glassapples0
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 07/30/2014

Four glasses


Snooth User: Tomm121
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2003 01/04/2008

Four glasses


Snooth User: caflowers
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3.50 5
Vintage: 1995 05/12/2009

Great cherry and black pepper.

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  • External Reviews for Cline Cellars Syrah Carneros Los Carneros

    External Review
    Vintage: 2008 07/13/2010

    Cline Cellars Oakley Five Reds 2008 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: 2008 09/27/2011

    Grapey, peppery wild berry flavors are clean, complex and full-bodied, ending with a hint of mineral. Drink now.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2008 09/27/2011

    Stylish, with lovely aromas of spice, violet, beef and ripe black cherries. Stays deftly balanced through the finish, with well-integrated oak and firm, chewy tannins. Drink now through 2006.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2008 01/23/2011

    Cline’s Syrah is a wine of surprising complexity. The deep purple color explodes with fresh blueberry and black cherry jammy fruit spiced with cracked black pepper aromas.


    External Review
    Vintage: 2006 03/16/2010

    Cline Cellars Syrah 2006 Los Carneros 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: 2003 03/16/2010

    Cline Cellars Syrah 2003 Los Carneros 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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