Varietal: Red Blend
Country: CA, USA
Tasting Date Price: $16.99
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Vineyard Website: http://www.clinecellars.com/2011ClineCashmere
Visual Aspect: Ruby red
Nose: Cherry, raspberry, chocolate and toast with hints of cracked black pepper and plum
Palate: Caressing tannins & savory plum & wild berry flavors.
Food Pairing: Grilled salmon, pork roast or duck
Winery Notes: 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 eight months.