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Cline Cellars Viognier Sonoma County 2012

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Cline Viognier shows tropical and apricot flavors combined with notes of rose petals. This full-bodied, flavorful wine is an excellent match for Mediterranean stews, Thai curry and spicy Mexican dishes. Serve lightly chilled.

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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 Viognier Sonoma County

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Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578086,668
3.00 5
06/11/2013

Very nice bottle of California North Coast viognier. Nice floral notes, apricot, light touch of lemon and some weight on the mid-palate. Excellent alternative to the usual suspects (chard, sauv blanc).


Snooth User: mikespeer
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2011 09/08/2012

Great nose of mango...pretty sweet on the palette with some great tropical fruit flavors...


Snooth User: moodymalbec
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2.50 5
Vintage: 2008 01/05/2010

delicious stone fruits, a bit tropical, definitely enough body to stand up to heavier fish


Snooth User: Philip James
112,550
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 12/07/2008

Spicy, very fruity and floral. Nice - entered via my iphone


Snooth User: rmsimeone
13679713
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 02/17/2009

This is my favorite go to wine for weekday dinners and when I just want a glass of something yummy. Excellent value for the price


Snooth User: David Kohl
31364270
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 02/21/2009

Stone fruit flavors, such as apricots and peaches. Pairs with turkey or chicken (e.g., drier white meats) with herbs along with a side of wild rice. Because it is full-bodied and flavorful, this wine is also an excellent match for Mediterranean stews and food with heat (e.g., Thai curry or spicy Mexican dishes).


Snooth User: DB107
16377144
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 04/11/2009

Had this with scallops and REALLY liked it. Don't generally like white wines, but this had a great nose and wonderful freshness.


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External Reviews for Cline Cellars Viognier Sonoma County

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
10/28/2013

Light yellow. Ripe melon and peach on the nose and palate, with subtle spice and honey notes in the background. Fleshy and open-knit, with good finishing cling but a touch of heat. Plenty of fruit here but I'd like more vibrancy.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
10/28/2013

From the first sniff to your last sip, the Cline 2012 Viognier will definitely put you in the mood for spring. When you first open the bottle, you will be pleasantly assaulted by melon, pineapple, citrus and floral scents. You can almost feel a warm breeze gently blowing nearby. The color is deep and rich, somewhere between honey and apple juice. This wine is surprisingly heavy on the tongue. It is also low on acidity, but has a very lively flavor. Lemon, apricot, pineapple and a hint of smoke make this a delightful treat as an apértif with mild cheeses, or a fruity pairing for Asian dishes. I recommend Thai food or a shrimp curry boullaibase.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
10/28/2013

Cline’s 2012 Viognier (100% unoaked Viognier) possesses excellent peach and apricot fruit, light to medium body, good purity and a refreshing style.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 11/14/2012

The Oakley ranch, situated 40 miles east of San Francisco, is home to Cline s Ancient Vines - some of the oldest and most rare grapevines in California that range in age from 80 to 120 years old.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/19/2011

Easy to like with butter, caramel, peach and tangy citrus flavors through the finish. Drink now.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/19/2011

Floral and focused, with bright peach, lemon and tangy apple flavors that will show well with food. Drink now through 2003.


External Review
Vintage: 2008 05/19/2011

Tasty peach, apricot and citrus peel notes are light-bodied and refreshing, yet still balanced with focus and concentration. Drink now.


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Cline Viognier shows tropical and apricot flavors combined with notes of rose petals. This full-bodied, flavorful wine is an excellent match for Mediterranean stews, Thai curry and spicy Mexican dishes. Serve lightly chilled.

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