Saturday, October 29, 2005

Cline Ancient Vine Carignane 2003 (PB)

This varietal pronounced (kar-reen-yahn) is a deep garnet with a fruity bouquet of black pepper. Black cherry, ripe plums and chocolate. This wine review reveals tannins that are adequate and borderline gentlemanly. Licorice and chocolate accentuate the mid-palate tasting and some spice. There is something underneath that is peculiar–an underlying bitterness that I find a bit unpleasant. It finishes short with pepper. I do not have much experience with this particular grape so it is hard to know what is to be expected. At any rate, it is a decent wine with some intrigue. Raise a glass!

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