Cashmere is a very flavorful, smooth wine offering bright cherry, raspberry, chocolate and toast with hints of cracked black pepper and plum.
Wine Spectator: Offers a rowdy mix of bay leaf, berry, road tar, fresh-turned earth and cedary tobacco leaf flavors, accented by a note of grilled meat. Mourvèdre, Syrah, Grenache and Petite Sirah. Drink now through 2021. 47,300 cases made.
A blend of Granache, Mourvedre and Petite Sirah combine for seductive flavors cherry, raspberry and chocolate, with hints of cracked black pepper and plum.
|Wine maker notes
Contra Costa County provides the lion’s share of the grapes for this blend. Careful attention to the Massoni Grenache vineyard in Oakley involves cluster thinning and leaf pulling. This increases the fruit concentration. Big Break Grenache is harvested from older lower yielding dry-farmed vines. The Oakley Syrah experiences warm days and cool nights. And the Mourvedre, planted in sand soil, is dry-farmed.
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. The 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.
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.
Cline Cellars is a proud sponsor Breast Cancer's Network of Strength's Ride to Empower.
|Total Acidity: 0.67 g/l 15.0% abv pH:4.06 Residual Sugar:0.2 g/l