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Cline Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is a unique blend of Sonoma County and Contra Costa County fruit. On the nose you are greeted with aromas of blackberry and toast. Rich flavors follow, with blackberry currant and notes of olives, herbs and toasty oak. Pair this wine with full-bodied foods such as a grilled steak or portabella mushroom.

SUSTAINABLY FARMED VINEYARDS
Three vineyards supply the fruit for this wine. The Sonoma grapes come from a well-drained hillside vineyard on Sonoma Mountain. Cool evenings and warm days allow this fruit to ripen to perfection and retain good natural acidity. The balance of the fruit comes from two flat-land vineyards of Contra Costa County. The soils in these vineyards are clay loam and the vineyards benefit from warm days and cool nights.

FERMENTATION & AGING
Grapes were handpicked at the peak of ripeness, underwent total destemming and a very gentle crushing to ensure a large proportion of whole berries were left in the must. Fermentation occurred in stainless steel tanks with native yeasts, and was maintained at the ideal temperature to aid in the extraction of flavor and color. The wine was pressed off its skins at dryness before being racked to lightly-toasted American Oak (50% new) where it gently aged for 8 months.

VINEYARDS CONTRA COSTA COUNTY:
The Salluci Vineyard, located in the small town of Knightsen and planted in 1985, contributes 54% to this Cab. The vineyard sits on the valley floor in well-drained, mixed soil of sand and loam, and planted on a quadra-lateral trellising system. Abundant sunshine and warm days ripen the fruit while evening breezes from the Sacramento Delta cool the grapes to retain their fresh acidity.

SONOMA COUNTY:
The Gordenker Vineyard (pictured above) provides the balance of the grapes for this Cab and sits at the base of the Mayacamas Mountain range that separates Sonoma from Napa. The vineyard is close planted on a southwest facing slope, in low organic matter, heavy red clay and straight into the bedrock of volcanic andesite and basalt. Vines are trained to a 2-cane vertical shoot position, struggle through the growing period, and ripen extremely late in the season. The blending of Contra Costa County fruit contributes excellent tannin concentration and bright, ripe berry flavors while the fruit from Sonoma adds deep color, savory spice, vanilla and blueberry notes. The result: a beautifully layered Cabernet.

Food Pairings

Pair this wine with full-bodied foods such as a grilled steak or portabella mushroom.

Where to find this wine

Accounts that have purchased this wine in the previous twelve months are listed below, alphabetically by city. Please call ahead to confirm availability or vintage

Cash Wise Liquor - Alexandria
Alexandria
320-762-2524

Downtown Liquor
Alexandria
612-763-5404

Plaza Discount Liquor
Alexandria
320-762-1716

Apple Valley #2 - Essex Ave
Apple Valley
952-953-2525

Apple Valley #1 - 148th St
Apple Valley
952-953-2555

Apple Valley #3 - 157th St W
Apple Valley
952-953-2555

Hy-vee - Austin
Austin
507-437-7625

Coborn's - Belle Plaine
Belle Plaine
507-723-4230

Northern Off Sale Liquor
Bemidji
218-751-3312

Cash Wise Liquor - Brainerd
Brainerd
218-828-9003

Lunds & Byerlys - Burnsville
Burnsville
952-892-5600

Red Lion Liquor
Burnsville
952-890-4000

Northbound Liquor
Cambridge
763-689-2468

Mgm - Chanhassen
Chanhassen
952-937-9300

Coborn's - Clearwater
Clearwater
320-558-6761

Teal's Liquor - Cold Spring
Cold Spring
320-685-8910

Cash Wise Liquor - Duluth
Duluth
218-722-4507

Lunds & Byerlys - Eagan
Eagan
651-686-9669

Big Discount Liquor - Eagan
Eagan
651-454-7282

Eden Prairie #2
Eden Prairie
952-914-0032

Edina # 1 - 50th
Edina
612-903-5720

Northbound Liquors
Elk River
763-441-1671

Coborn's - Foley
Foley
320-968-8650

Wine & Roses, Inc.
Forest Lake
651-464-7130

Glencoe Liquor Store
Glencoe
320-864-3013

Coborn's - Hastings
Hastings
952-346-1002

Liquor Hutch
Hutchinson
320-587-2762

Cameron's Warehouse Liquors
Inver Grove Heights
651-451-6469

Chet's Liquor Drive-in
Lilydale
651-454-3227

Coborn's - Little Falls
Little Falls
320-632-3365

High Spirits Liquor
Mankato
507-625-5347

Spiritz Liquor
Melrose
320-256-6300

Coborn's - Melrose
Melrose
320-256-4444

Mendota Liquor Barrel
Mendota Heights
651-687-9252

Lunds & Byerlys - Mpls
Minneapolis
952-927-3663

Hennepin-lake Liquors
Minneapolis
612-825-4411

East Lake Liquors
Minneapolis
612-724-5467

Mcdonald Liquor Store
Minneapolis
612-721-6686

Central Ave Liquor
Minneapolis
612-781-3424

Sundial Wine & Spirits
Minnetonka
952-938-5532

Hiway Liquors
Monticello
763-295-5222

North Country Bottle Shop
Mora
320-679-1511

Harbor Wine & Spirits
Mound
952-472-0648

Coborn's - New Prague
New Prague
952-758-4577

Cash Wise Liquor - New Ulm
New Ulm
507-354-2720

Brightwines.com
North Saint Paul
651-748-0793

Northfield Liquors
Northfield
507-645-5153

Cash Wise Liquor - Owatonna
Owatonna
507-451-8440

Lunds & Byerlys - Plymouth
Plymouth
763-268-1624

Vinifera Wines & Ales
Plymouth
763-473-0008

Princeton Off Sale Liquor
Princeton
763-389-3613

Village Liquor
Prior Lake
952-447-8830

Mgm - Roseville
Roseville
651-487-1006

Coborn's - St Cloud
Saint Cloud
320-252-8346

Coborn's - St Joseph
Saint Joseph
230-363-0011

Lunds & Byerlys - St Louis Park
Saint Louis Park
952-929-2100

Westwood Liquors
Saint Louis Park
952-544-7878

Liquor Boy
Saint Louis Park
952-512-2200

Knollwood Liquors
Saint Louis Park
952-938-2783

Top Ten Liquors - Slp
Saint Louis Park
952-920-0750

Toasted Wine+spirits+ales
Saint Paul
651-246-8054

Thomas Liquor
Saint Paul
651-699-1860

Coborn's - Sartell
Sartell
320-252-0603

Scandia Olde Towne Liquor
Scandia
651-433-5845

Cub Wine & Spirits - Stillwater
Stillwater
651-430-2350

Mgm - Waconia
Waconia
952-442-3800

Cash Wise Liquor - Waite Park
Waite Park
320-259-1156

Cub Liquor - West Stp
West Saint Paul
651-457-3731

Haskell's - White Bear Lake
White Bear Lake
651-426-0022

Cub Wine & Spirits - Wbl
White Bear Lake
651-777-6909

Cash Wise Liquor - Willmar
Willmar
320-235-8797

Jerry's Wine & Spirits
Woodbury
651-346-1267

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