Cline Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon

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Producer
Cline Cellars
Grape Varieties
Cabernet Sauvignon
Optimum Drinking
Within 10 years
Wine Style
A refined silky intense red
Alcohol by Volume
14.5%
Closure
Natural Cork
Country
USA
Style / Colour
Red

 

Cline Cabernet Sauvignon is a unique blend of Sonoma County and Contra Costa County fruit.

Production 

Three sustainably farmed vineyards supply the fruit for this wine. The Sonoma grapes come from a well-drained hillside vineyard on Sonoma Mountain. Cool evenings and warm days allow this fruit to ripen to perfection and retain good natural acidity. The balance of the fruit comes from two flat-land vineyards of Contra Costa County. The soils in these vineyards are clay loam and the vineyards benefit from warm days and cool nights. Grapes were handpicked at the peak of ripeness, underwent total destemming and a very gentle crushing to ensure a large proportion of whole berries were left in the must. Fermentation occurred in stainless steel tanks with native yeasts, and was maintained at the ideal temperature to aid in the extraction of flavour and colour. The wine was pressed off its skins at dryness before being racked to lightly-toasted American oak (50% new) where it aged gently for 8 months. 

Tasting Note

Aromas of blackberry and toast on the nose. Rich flavours follow, with blackberry currant and notes of olives, herbs and toasty oak. 

Food Match

Pair this wine with full-bodied foods such as a grilled steak or portabello mushroom.

The technical information on this wine is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. This information may be subject to change according to vintage

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