Cline Ancient Vine Mourvedre Rose Contra Costa County California 2016
A lovely rich and fruity rosé with hints of pomegranate, cherry and plum.
100-year-old vineyards in Oakley grow in deep, sandy soil along the delta of the San Joaquin and Sacramento Rivers, which cool the grapes and allow them to hold their bright acidity
In 1991, Fred and his wife Nancy relocated the winery from Oakley to the Carneros region of Sonoma County on a historic 350-acre estate with new vineyards and facilities. While much of the cool Carneros region is planted to Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Merlot, Fred pioneered the planting of Rhône varietals including Syrah, Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne. Over the years, Fred’s innovation has consistently resulted in some of northern California’s most distinctive Rhône-style wines and intense, flavorful Zinfandels, many with 90+ point ratings from Wine Spectator.
89 / 100 Cellarmaster Value Rating