Cline Ancient Vines Mourvèdre 2005, Contra Costa County

Mourvedre/Monastrell Mourvedre/Monastrell
California, Usa

$20.95 (66084)

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Meaty, tobacco, peppery, chocolate, mocha, black cherry aromas. Soft, round, supple, slightly sweet entry with black cherry jam, orange, rooty, meaty, coffee, licorice flavours. Good solid consumer style for current consumption. Score - 88. (Anthony Gismondi & Stuart Tobe, www.gismondionwine.com, April 2008)
88 pts
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August 30, 2008

Critic Reviews (8)

Ted Able
Ted Able

pronounced flavours, high alcohol, medium acidity, velvety tannins; concentrated, big, ripe (89)

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Winecurrent
Winecurrent

This is a gorgeous round n' ready wine at a terrific price—stock up and drink over the next four years. Sweet...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Cline is constantly over-delivering on depth and complexity, and this wine is a prime example. The nose is full of...

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Vintages
Vintages

Meaty, tobacco, peppery, chocolate, mocha, black cherry aromas. Soft, round, supple, slightly sweet entry with black...

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Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

Meaty, tobacco, peppery, chocolate, mocha, black cherry aromas. Soft, round, supple, slightly sweet entry with black...

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Robert Parker
Robert Parker

Production has soared at this winery, but the quality is not as alluring as it used to be. While the wines are...

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Wine Spectator
Wine Spectator

Firm, with an herbal band of flavors running through the peppery berry, plum and cassis notes. Good intensity, with...

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Megan Victor
Megan Victor

Deep intense purple colour. Spicy, cooked apple nose with some cedary-raspberry notes. Dry, solid, medium bodied,...

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