Wine Report

  • A Cashmere Tale from a Cashmere
    We received the following email earlier this week, and we thought we would share it with you: I wanted to take a moment to write to you and express my appreciation to the Cline Cellars vineyards for your dedication to the Alzheimer's research fund through your Cashmere white wine. I just recently learned of your efforts and wanted you to know how significant your designation is to me personally. As you can see by my last name, your Cashmere wine hits close to home for me. But also, my mother, Rose…
  • Bridgehead Zin: Ancient Vines Mean Great Wines!
    Our Bridgehead Zinfandel is one of our prized Single Vineyard wines. Hailing from Oakley, CA these vines have quite a long history (literally long: with their roots reaching up to 20 feet underground!). With the average age of these vines at 140 years, they are some of our oldest and produce some pretty powerful juice. So how did these vines survive for so long? Well, a couple reasons. First, they were phylloxera-resistant because they were planted in sandy soil; the phylloxera louse, which devastated…
  • Heritage Zinfandel and what makes Oakley so special
    May 1, 2016 - Here at Cline Family Cellars we take great pride in all of our wines, but we are especially proud of our single vineyard series. These wines are the product of select blocks from the best vineyard sites around Sonoma and Contra Costa County. This month we would like to highlight Cline Family Cellars’ Heritage Zinfandel....
  • Sonoma Zinfandel - Single Vineyard Spotlight
    February 3, 2016 - Here at Cline Family Cellars we take great pride in all of our wines, but we are especially proud of our single vineyard series. These wines are the product of select blocks from the best vineyard sites around Sonoma and Contra Costa County. This month we would like to highlight Cline Family Cellars’ Sonoma Zinfandel....
  • Meadowbrook Zinfandel- No
    Want some power in your Zinfandel? This is definitely the wine for you. The Tehama County Meadowbrook Zinfandel is the newest (and biggest) of the 8 Zinfandels that we make here at Cline. The vines are planted at an 1800 foot elevation in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains in some pretty killer red volcanic soil. While this is an unusual place to grow anything, the area has produced some amazing fruit! These plantings actually started out as an experiment, when owner Fred Cline found the volcanic…
  • Top 10 places to drink Viognier this Summer
    Poolside: This is the perfect poolside sipper. Get your floaties, get your plastic tumbler glasses, and get your friends. This wine has a wonderful brightness making it the perfect refreshment on a hot day!Farmers Market: Surrounded by fresh fruit and flowers, there is no better place to drink Viognier. The farmers market is sure to bring out the wonderful floral, peach, and apricot notes in this wine. Beach: What could be better than drinking white wine on the beach? Toes in the sand, waves crashing,…
  • Wine of the Week: Cline Mourvedre is best red wine for burgers
    A burger is at its best with a sassy wine, one that’s tangy and bright enough to cut through the rich protein in a puck of beef......
  • Growing Sustainable Wine: Cline Family Cellars
    The right glass of wine can work wonders. Whether the start to an evening, or accompanying a memorable meal, magic can happen somewhere between the grape on the vine and the taste on the tongue. In Sonoma County there’s an additional bit of magic going on, where wine makers and grape growers are working relentlessly to become the country’s first 100% sustainable region by 2019. Sustainable wine at Cline Family Cellars is part of this movement....
  • The Cline Family Cellars Story
    Watch our brand new video! We are SO excited here at Cline Family Cellars to share our story with you! It's been an amazing journey getting us to this point - thank you all for joining us on this wonderful adventure! CHEERS!...
  • The best wines to pair with Thanksgiving Dinner
    Holiday season is upon us! Here is a quick guide to help you with your thanksgiving pairings!...