What we’re drinking: Cline Cellars

(*** This might look familiar, that’s because we accidentally published it last week, when it was supposed to go live today. Oops!)

Mary writes:

Cline Cellars is one of the oldest wineries in Sonoma. Started by a family of, you guessed it, Italians with the last name of Jacuzzi. (And yes, they had everything to do with inventing those hot water jets).

But they also planted grapes, and that’s what we care about.

Their Mourvedre, Zinfandel and Carignane vines are in their Ancient Vine designated series and we highly recommend those. Cline has a whole stable full of Zinfandels as well as a luscious Viognier.

The 2010 Cline Cashmere California is a luscious blend of Cote du Rhone grapes: Grenache, Mouvedre and Syrah. It has earthy undertones and flavors of raspberries, cherries and chocolate, with a hint of plum. The finish is long and lingering.

On a side note, Cline Cellars proudly supports Living Beyond Breast Cancer and over the years has contributed more than $200,000 to breast cancer foundations. It’s Cashmere bottle bears the pink breast cancer ribbon.

The Cashmere runs around $21.