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Posted by on Sep 18, 2013 | 2 comments

Cline Cashmere (2011)

I’m calling this my book club red.

It’s smooth, easy to drink and has just the tiniest bite on the finish. There’s a little bit of a hint of blackberry and plum to it, and chocolate at the end.. yes, chocolate. It’d be perfect with a little appetizer platter and some good girl talk. It’d also stand up great to a good fall meal, like a pot roast or a salmon fillet. It’s a blend of a Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre grapes. I feel like it’s one of those reds that would unite both the dry-palates and those who are a little more tentative of reds.

Cline makes one of my all-time favorite wines, the Cline Zinfandel, and we were fortunate enough to pay a visit to their vineyard and tasting room a few years ago when we went to Sonoma. (Sadly, despite my surname, I have no relation to the Cline wine making family. Too bad for me.) I’ve never been disappointed by a Cline wine and this Cashmere was no exception!

 

 

Tasting Notes:

Wine Name: Cline Cashmere Red

Grape: Mourvedre, Grenache, Syrah

Origin: California

Price: $12.99 (Purchased at Century Wines in Pittsford, NY)

General impression: smooth, easy to drink, blackberry, plum, chocolate

Recommendations: a book club red, a red to share, a red for “newer” red drinkers, pair with salmon, pair with appetizers

Would you buy again? Probably – I think I’m still partial to the Cline Old Vine Zinfandel over this but I definitely liked it! (I think maybe we should return to the Cline vineyards for me to make an official decision… what do you say?)

2 Comments

  1. My mom used to drink Cline all the time until she stopped drinking wine. I think I need to give them a try!

    • You do! You could even go visit them, lucky you. Their (Old Vine) Zinfandel is one of my all-time favorites.

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