Fred Cline grew up around vineyards. His grandfather planted vines near Oakley, California in the early part of the 20th Century. In 1982, Fred and his wife Nancy began Cline Cellars. Seven years later they bought an old horse ranch in Carneros, and haven't looked back. This Farmhouse label is a salute to the "Green String Farm" in Petaluma that Fred and soil expert Bob Cannard began as a laboratory for sustainable and organic farming. This red blend of Zinfandel, Syrah, Carignan, Mourvedre and Grenache points to earlier times when everything was organic. This is considered to be a "clean wine", no pesticides or chemical fertilizers, and no animal products used to fine or filter. Ruby red in color with aromas of plum, dark berry and chocolate. The palate is fruit forward and leans to the medium dry side on the mid-palate with ripe, red berries and without the "barnyard", (some would call it earthy) flavors some " clean wines" have.
Burgers, Pizza, anything easy with pair well. But you might try grilling either grilled Ahi or Swordfish with a grilled Tapenade: Perfect Summer Fare.
The above pairings are from the Cheers staff. Let one of our knowledgeable people help you with your selections and food pairings.
PRICE GOOD THROUGH WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2019