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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