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Red Truck California 2009

Member Review by dzdork:

Very good for the price.

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Region: USA » California
Winery: Cline Cellars  
Color: Red
Varietal: Syrah
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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

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Snooth User: dzdork
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3.50 5
11/10/2011

Very good for the price.


External Reviews for Red Truck California

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

The California appellation on the label doesn't tell you, but the grapes are from Hames Valley, an interesting little region midway between the cool Salinas Valley and warm Paso Robles. The wine has good acidity and treads a delicate line between cherries and more herbal notes. Light and food-friendly.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Simple and jammy, filled with fresh cherry and berry flavors, this wine has the acidic youthfulness of a Beaujolais nouveau. It's nothing serious, a nice quaffer at a decent price, meant to wash down pizza, burgers and similar fare.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

This blend of Syrah and Mourvedre shows a clear ruby color with a reddish glow, with a ripe and luscious aroma of mixed red and black fruits. Juicy fruits carries over on the palate on a ripe, fresh flavor profile that's so fruity it almost seems sweet. It's a jovial quaff, but the fruit outruns minimal acidity, leaving a pudgy beverage that seems as much like a "spiked" glass of fruit juice as wine. A wisp of tannins and an intriguing back not of minerality that's nostalgically reminiscent of old country rain barrels keeps you coming back until the glass is gone.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

A delicious field blend of Syrah, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Franc, Grenache and Mourvèdre. Lush and soft, with deep black and red fruit, pepper and star anise. Super smooth and very easy to drink; a great go-to wine at the end of a long, hard day.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Ripe and intense, with a refreshing burst of pomegranate, mineral, cherry and pine tones, with firm tannins and a lively structure. Debut vintage of this blend. Mourvedre, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Alicante Bouschet and Pinot Noir. Drink now through 2007.




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