CLINE FAMILY CELLARS
Since 1982, Fred and Nancy Cline have celebrated their love of the land through production of delicious, accessible, and authentic California wines. Today, the couple owns many properties across the state, many of which are farmed with livestock. And not just to produce grapes for wine production; thus, encouraging the important value of biodiversity with their broader philosophy of sustainable farming and agriculture.
Cline produces delicious Chardonnay, Viognier, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Syrah. However, they are probably best known for their legendary Cline Zinfandel – a benchmark example of this distinctively Californian varietal. Offering consumers a focused yet wide range of flavours, styles, and grapes from sustainably farmed vineyards, the Cline family continues to deliver a lineup of wines in every price range that consistently exceed expectations.
2016 “ESTATE” PINOT NOIR
Heat and plenty of sunshine, two things people the world over imagine when they think of California, have cemented the reputation of Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel in the global wine market. There are, however, pockets of cooler vineyard land from which producers such as Cline Family Cellars source their Pinot Noir; in this case, Cline has harvested fruit from the esteemed Petaluma Gap. Sloping hillsides, rocky soils, and proximity to the Pacific Ocean create a terroir that nurtures some of the finest Pinot Noir in California.
There’s a good reason why Pinot Noir is such a great go-to summer red – and that reason starts with its versatility with flavourful brilliant summer fare. You can serve this juicy and refreshing red with your favourite salmon, chicken, pork or beef dishes – or even with robust and full-flavoured summer salads.
Drawn from the rocky, rich, soil of the Petaluma Gap in Sonoma County, this little gem has a bright nose with smoky and floral notes that lead to a palate of vanilla and jammy spice. Balanced by good acidity and a soft, broad, finish.
ACCOLADES & PRESS
Producer: Cline Family Cellars
Wine: “Estate” Pinot Noir
Origin: California, USA
Region: Sonoma Coast
Availability: Consignment product, please CONTACT US to purchase.