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Cline

Cline
2014 Ancient Vines, Mourvedre, Contra Costa County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Mourvedre

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15% RS: .45%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$17.99
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Cline
2014 Ancient Vines, Mourvedre, Contra Costa County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Mourvedre

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15% RS: .45%
Dusty garnet black color. Bright, fruity, savory aromas and flavors of mulberries and blueberries, peach tart, and mocha toffee with a soft, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, distinctive, medium-long finish with well-integrated, crunchy tannins and light oak. A balanced and appetizing red with a silky texture.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy, smooth, fruity & oaky
Aroma Aroma: mulberries and blueberries, peach tart, and mocha toffee
Taste Flavor: warming, distinctive, medium-long
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Lasagna, Bacon Wrapped Filet Steak, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A balanced and appetizing red with a silky texture.

The Producer

Cline Cellars

The Producer
24737 Arnold Dr
Sonoma, CA 95476
USA
1 707-940-4030

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Mourvedre

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Mourvedre is a red grape planted in several countries, but best known for its use in the Rhine Valley of France. It is most commonly used as a blending variety in Châteauneuf-du-Pape; it is also found in red wines from southern France, such as Bandol, Provence and Languedoc-Roussillon. Mourvedre is also known as Monastrell and is used as a blending grape in several Spanish reds such as La Mancha and Conca de Barbera.

Mourvedre can also be made on its own, as in California and Australia. The wines are deep in color and robust with ripe blackberry and black plum fruit with distinct spice; acidity is good and there are medium-weight tannins. These wines should be paired with rich food with a zesty character, be it barbecued chicken or pork, wild game or stews.