Full Review

Cline

Cline
2016 Late Harvest, Mourvedre, Contra Costa County

Pair this wine with:
Chocolate Dessert

Category: Late Harvest

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: 8.6%
Sustainable Farming
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$36

Cline
2016 Late Harvest, Mourvedre, Contra Costa County

Pair this wine with:
Chocolate Dessert

Category: Late Harvest

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: 8.6%
Deep purple color. Minty aromas and flavors of chocolate mint cookie and blueberry cobbler a la mode with a satiny, vibrant, sweet medium body and a graceful, captivating, long finish that shows notes of alpine mint, berry pie filling, and eucalyptus honey with fine, chewy tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A lovely, spicy, minty red dessert wine that will turn heads.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, New World, Savory, Spicy & Complex & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: chocolate mint cookie and blueberry cobbler a la mode
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of alpine mint, berry pie filling, and eucalyptus honey
Sweetness Sweetness: Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chocolate Mousse, Creme Brulee, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lovely, spicy, minty red dessert wine that will turn heads.

The Producer

Cline Cellars

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

Late Harvest

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Serve in a Copita
Late harvest refers to a sweet dessert wine produced from grapes picked at a later date than normal, anywhere from a week to several months. While this can refer to any type of wine, it is generally used to describe white wines such as Riesling or Gewurztraminer that are harvested late to acquire extra natural sugar, resulting in a sweeter wine. These sweeter wines are often golden or deep yellow in color with flavors of honey, caramel and ripe apricot; these are to be served with desserts such as almond or pear tart or with foie gras or blue cheeses.