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2017 Cline Cellars Mourvedre or Mataro "Ancient Vines"

Cline 2017 Ancient Vines Mourvedre

Winery: Cline Cellars

Vintage: 2017

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Ancient Vines"

Wine Category: Mourvedre or Mataro

Grape blend: 100% Mourvedre

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Contra Costa County

State or country: CA

Price: $22

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 90 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: January 23, 2020

Wine Review: This spicy brooding wine from California is a medium ruby color and opens with dark berries, smoky peat and wet terra cotta on the nose. It is full bodied, fruity, chewy and concentrated, with medium acidity and some elevated alcohol. I found flavors of very ripe raspberry, blackberry, dark cherry, tobacco, black pepper and a touch of clove. There are plenty of chunky tannins in the warm lingering finish. This Mourvedre would pair well with wild mushroom ravioli with brown butter sauce. - Mark

Winemaker Notes: Ancient Vines Mourvedre offers distinct chocolate characteristics, luscious deep plum, and concentrated cherry. This full-bodied wine has a substantial mouth-feel followed by structured and balanced warm tannins that linger on the finish.

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