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2007 Cline Cellars Cashmere (750ml)
Producer: Cline Cellars clinecellars.com
Appellation: California - United States
Type: red
Varietal: Grenache - Mourvèdre - Syrah
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Good/Very Good
Est. Price: US$14.00
Alcohol %: 14.5
Description: Rhone-style; flavor of cherry/raspberry/chocolate/hints of cracked black pepper/plums; earthy undertone; long finish; deep jewel color, rich aroma
Tasting Notes:
tasted: March 5, 2009 , Michael McCormick
3.5 stars "I paid $14.99 for this bottle and while not a bad wine, it does not live up to its price. It is a smooth and silky wine but lacks depth and structure. It's not bad but there are better bargains out there."
rated: October 5, 2008 , labosh
"About This Wine: Cashmere is one of the most precious gifts of nature. It evokes quality, luxuriousness, and something that is a labor of love to produce. Our Cashmere is a silky and wonderful blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourv?®dre. Just as with the processing of cashmere, the production of these meticulously farmed grapes and the blending of the components that result in this wine is something achieved only with extraordinary time and skill. Enjoy with foods and friends of distinction. Cline Cellars will donate $25,000 to the Breast Cancer Network of Strength's Ride to Empower. Wine Profile: *Vintage:* 2007 *Wine Type:* Red Wine *Varietal:* Blend *Appellation:* California *Harvest Date:* September 3-October 11 *Acid:* .63g/100ml *PH:* 3.90 *Bottling Date:* June, 2008 *Residual Sugar:* .21% *Alcohol %: * 14.5% *Vineyard Notes:* This Cashmere blend consists of 39% Grenache, 38% Syrah and 23% Mourvedre. The lion‚Äôs share of Grenache for this luscious blend is harvested from Massoni Vineyard in Oakley, California. Cluster-thinning and leaf-pulling to increase fruit concentration is common practice here. Our ancient vines Oakley Big Break vineyard which is planted in phylloxera-resistant sandy soil is another contributor to the Grenache piece of the blend. As well, this vineyard produces the Mourv?®dre. Syrah is sourced primarily from Paso Robles where warm days and cool nights enhance the intensity of flavors. *Production Notes:* The individual lots of grapes were harvested separately according to ripeness and balance of acidity. The grapes underwent total de-stemming and a very gentle crushing to ensure a large proportion of whole berries in the must. Fermentation was carried out in stainless steel with select cultured yeasts at controlled temperatures. Grapes were pressed at dryness then settled for ten days and racked to 25% new French oak with a dark toast level for nine months. *Winemaker Notes:* We initially created this blend as an auction lot for the Hospice du Rhone held in Paso Robles each year. Cashmere is a very flavorful, smooth wine offering big cherry, raspberry and chocolate notes with hints of cracked black pepper and plum."