Sunday, February 26, 2012

Cline 2005 Cashmere (California)

It's Oscar night and being a big fan of movies I decided to celebrate the big night by opening something that befit the evening: Cashmere, a California blend from Cline that fits the Rhone model of Mourvedre, Syrah and Grenache (come to think of it this is the second day in a row I have pop the top on a Grenache based wine).  This was an interesting wine, especially aged.  In its youth I remember it having the feel of Cashmere on the tongue, you know silky smooth softness - but its time in bottle has given it some interesting character.  The nose is dried raspberry with cocoa liqueur and a mix of dried herbs.  The first thing I noticed about the flavour was the heavy coffee/mocha linger on the aftertaste.  It started off with dried fruit and earthy flavours but within an hour the wine had become more sweet on the tongue and almost Port-like in flavour.

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