Cline Cellars

Our Story: From Obscure to Extraordinary
It began on a farm in Oakley, CA in the tumultuous days of the late 1960s when a young Fred Cline spent summers on his grandfather's farm. While the rest of the country was in cultural upheaval, Valeriano Jacuzzi, one of the seven Jacuzzi brothers who pioneered American aviation and water pumps, taught his grandson the cherished old-world ways of teasing magic from the soil.

Fred never lost his love for the soil. With new bride Nancy Bunting, he embarked on a mission to bring Rhone-style wines to American dinner tables. Restoring vines that were decades old, some over 100 years, Fred and Nancy produced Mourvedre, Carignane, Marsanne, Roussane and Viognier. He also planted acres of what would become legendary Cline Cellars Zinfandel.
In 1993, Fred and Nancy moved the winery to a 350-acre ranch in the famed Carneros Valley in Sonoma County. There the Clines planted Merlot, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Syrah. They opened a tasting room in the 1853 farmhouse, and renovated the grounds to highlight the history and pastoral beauty of the property.
Today, the Clines own many acres of vineyards throughout Sonoma County, with other properties in Oakley and Tehama. Passionate about the importance of history, they own and have restored the nearby Dillon Beach Resort, the Mizpah Hotel in Tonopah, NV, and the Villa Laura in Tuscany. They also operate Green String Farm, a 150-acre working farm that produces a variety of fruits and vegetables grown on soil that is tended and nurtured without toxic chemicals. The produce from Green String is used by such culinary luminaries as Alice Waters of Chez Pannise.

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Cline Cellars 'Old Vine' Red Zinfandel 2017
"Deep purple color. Woody aromas of pencil shavings, rubber eraser, and dried plum skin with an crisp, light body and a warming, short-lived mixed fruit juice and wood chip finish with clunky, barky tannins and moderate oak. A woody zinfandel."
Item Number: 31138
Bottle:$8.45
Case: $101.40
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Cline Cashmere GSM 2016
"A blend of Granache, Mourvedre and Petite Sirah combine for seductive flavors cherry, raspberry and chocolate, with hints of cracked black pepper and plum.
Item Number: 28784
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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Cline 'Ancient Vines' Zinfandel 2016
91  Wine Spectator 
Tasting Panel 93 A luxurious sipper! Coffee and strawberry please the nose as they lead to an intriguing mouthfeel. Blackberry jam washes over the soft, round palate dotted with white pepper. Plum notes go creamy on the finish with a dusting of heather. The winery’s oldest, most historic, and
Item Number: 28638
Bottle:$12.95
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Cline 'Ancient Vines' Mourvedre 2016
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3.9  Vivino 
Vivino 3.9"Ancient Vines Mourvedre offers a hint of Eucalyptus on the nose, distinct chocolate characteristics, luscious deep plum, and concentrated cherry. This scrumptious and unusually delightful wine has a substantial mouth-feel followed by soft tannins."
Item Number: 27563
Bottle:$13.95
Case: $167.40
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Cline Cellars Estate Chardonnay 2013
" This wine is aromatic and well-balanced with luscious green apple, pear and a touch of vanilla toast. Pair with shellfish, chicken, or as an aperitif. " Winery notes
Item Number: 18539
Bottle:$12.95
Case: $155.40
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Cline Cashmere 'Black Magic' Red Blend 2016
"Cashmere Black Magic is an alluring blend of grapes that were spirited awayfrom ancient vines rising up from the dark, rich loam. You’ll be spellbound by theresulting blend with its notes of juicy cherries, vanilla, and hints of dark roasted coffee."

Cline Cellars 'Old Vine' Red Zinfandel 2016
The 2016 Ancient Vines Zinfandel shows spicy, bright strawberry, with coffee and chocolate characters. Ripe fruit and soft .

Cline Cashmere GSM 2015
"A blend of Granache, Mourvedre and Petite Sirah combine for seductive flavors cherry, raspberry and chocolate, with hints of cracked black pepper and plum."

Cline 'Ancient Vines' Mourvedre 2015
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The Ancient Vines Mourvedre offers distinct chocolate characteristics and a luscious deep plum flavor.This scrumptious and unusually delightful wine goes exceptionally well with grilled lamb or pork, sautéed asparagus and curried deviled eggs.

Cline 'Ancient Vines' Zinfandel 2015
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" Wonderful, fat strawberry, with coffee and chocolate characters. Ripe fruit and soft tannins make this a mouth-coating rich vintage.Dark berries, coffee and chocolate with great vanilla oak character and a long lingering finish. " ~ Winery notes

Cline Cashmere 'Black Magic' Red Blend 2015
" Cashmere Black Magic is an alluring blend of grapes that were spirited away from ancient vines rising up from the dark, rich loam. You’ll be spellbound by the resulting libation with its notes of dark berries, chocolate, hints of black pepper and plum. Experience the dark delights of Cashmere

Cline 'Ancient Vines' Mourvedre 2014
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Just remember 'Move Over Dear' Our Ancient Vines Mourvedre offers a hint of Eucalyptus on the nose, distinct chocolate characteristics and a luscious deep plum fl avor. This scrumptious and unusually delightful wine has a substantial mouth-feel followed by soft tannins.

Cline Cashmere GSM 2014
"A blend of Granache, Mourvedre and Petite Sirah combine for seductive flavors cherry, raspberry and chocolate, with hints of cracked black pepper and plum."

Cline 'Ancient Vines' Zinfandel 2014
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" A deep purple color and luscious flavors of black cherry, strawberry, and dark chocolate lead to a medium finish. " ~ Winery notes

Cline 'Ancient Vines' Mourvedre 2013
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"Just remember 'Move Over Dear' Our Ancient Vines Mourvedre offers a hint of Eucalyptus on the nose, distinct chocolate characteristics and a luscious deep plum fl avor. This scrumptious and unusually delightful wine has a substantial mouth-feel followed by soft tannins." ~Winery Notes

Cline Cellars 'Old Vine' Red Zinfandel 2015
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" This Lodi Zinfandel is a challenging and rewarding wine to make. Amazing old vine fruit, detailed selection criteria and master blending show in the final wine. In the glass one will discover a wide array of jammy dark berry fruit, black cherry and strawberry. Oak aging adds spice and vanilla

Cline Cashmere GSM 2013
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"A blend of Granache, Mourvedre and Petite Sirah combine for seductive flavors cherry, raspberry and chocolate, with hints of cracked black pepper and plum. One of the most versatile reds we produce, try Cashmere as an accompaniment to grilled salmon, pork roast or duck. Cline Cellars proudly

Cline 'Ancient Vines' Mourvedre 2011
"Just remember 'Move Over Dear' Our Ancient Vines Mourvedre offers a hint of Eucalyptus on the nose, distinct chocolate characteristics and a luscious deep plum fl avor. This scrumptious and unusually delightful wine has a substantial mouth-feel followed by soft tannins." ~Winery Notes

Cline Small Berry Mourvedre 2003
89  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Spectator 87 "A big galoot, with muscular tannins to the eucalyptus, wild berry, fresh herb and chocolate flavors. More brawn than refinement, with lingering cedary oak. Drink now through 2009. 1,498 cases made. "  Wine Enthusiast 89 "This is a subtle wine. Your first impression is of

Cline Syrah 2003
87  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 87"Ripe, with cola, beef and black cherry flavors encased in generous coconut, vanilla and espresso bean from toasty oak. Round tannins shape the finish. Better than previously reviewed. Drink now through 2006. 3,900 cases made."

Cline Zinfandel 2010
"Displays a wide array of dark berry fruit including black cherry and raspberry, spice notes and a lasting finish of vanilla from oak aging. Firm supple tannins add complexity to this wine." ~Winery Notes

Cline 'Ancient Vines' Zinfandel 2013
" Wonderful, fat strawberry, with coffee and chocolate characters. Ripe fruit and soft tannins make this a mouth-coating rich vintage. Food Pairing:Ripe fruit and soft tannins make this mouth coating rich vintage a nice complement to pasta dishes with a light tomato sauce or grilled meats." ~ Winery