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Cline Cellars Syrah Sonoma Coast Cool Climate 2009

Winemaker's Notes:

The 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.

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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 Sonoma Coast Cool Climate

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065219,709
4.00 5
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


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Snooth User: Kate Statton
8538361,079
3.50 5
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
330935,531
4.00 5
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
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
1024273727
4.00 5
02/16/2012

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



The 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.

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