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Farmhouse California Red 2019

Red Wine from USA - California
This great-value, expressive California red uses a clever blend of zinfandel, syrah, carignane, mourvèdre and grenache to craft a well-balanced, soft, full-bodied, fruity red with plum, black-cherry and mocha notes.
Price: £9.95 Bottle
Price: £119.00 Case of 12
In Stock
Code: US9351

Wine characteristics

  • Red Wine
  • Medium-bodied
  • 13.5% Alcohol
  • Oak used but not v. noticeable
  • Now to 2023
  • 75cl
  • Screwcap

California Vintage 2019

2019 was, notwithstanding some terrible fires, a very good one.A long warm summer made up for wet weather in the spring and the growing season was long. Harvesting was carried out without the necessity to rush anything, and most fruit was safely gathered in when wildfires broke out late in October. Some wineries were devastated by the flames but most came away unscathed and with little smoke taint affecting the wines. White varieties show excellent potential, as does pinot noir, but most reds show very well in a very good vintage.
2019 vintage reviews
2018 vintage reviews

Scottish Field

What do we have here? A Californian red around the tenner mark? This is going straight to the top of my 2021 barbecue wine list with a bullet. Smoky tomato ketchup and black fruit aromas are enhanced ...
What do we have here? A Californian red around the tenner mark? This is going straight to the top of my 2021 barbecue wine list with a bullet. Smoky tomato ketchup and black fruit aromas are enhanced by a violet lift before sweet vanilla and spicy cloves join the party on the palate to help balance the acidity and those burger-and-banger bashing tannins. Buyer and master of wine Sarah Knowles praised producer Cline Cellars and similar medium-sized, family-owned Californian firms for offering great value under the £15 threshold – and with this bottle it’s hard to fault her reasoning. - 
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Peter Ranscombe

JancisRobinson.com

Lively crimson. Only medium intensity of hue. Definitely California! Sweet berries on the start and a light oak influence. Amazing to get this much character from California at this price. Good...
Lively crimson. Only medium intensity of hue. Definitely California! Sweet berries on the start and a light oak influence. Amazing to get this much character from California at this price. Good value.
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15.5/20

The Sunday Times

A great discovery by The Society’s California buyer, Sarah Knowles, this crowded, easy-to-enjoy blend, which includes zinfandel, syrah and grenache, has powerful aromas of bright red fruit and...
A great discovery by The Society’s California buyer, Sarah Knowles, this crowded, easy-to-enjoy blend, which includes zinfandel, syrah and grenache, has powerful aromas of bright red fruit and an agreeably light, sappy texture.
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- Will Lyons

The Scotsman

Star value: A mix of zinfandel, syrah, carignan, mourvèdre and grenache brings you plums, cherries and herbs in a soft, lush, complex mouthful.

- Rose Murray Brown

matthewjukes.com

Made by the famous Cline Family Cellars this DIY-labelled, distinctly unassuming bottle packs a serious punch of smooth, herbal, sweet-fruited zinfandel, syrah, carignane, mourvèdre and grenache ...
Made by the famous Cline Family Cellars this DIY-labelled, distinctly unassuming bottle packs a serious punch of smooth, herbal, sweet-fruited zinfandel, syrah, carignane, mourvèdre and grenache and the fruits of the forest and cinnamon stick harmony is truly amazing.
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- Matthew Jukes

The Times

The Times 50 best reds and rosés: Be first in the queue for this classy red from Cline Cellars. It’s a judicious mix of mostly zinfandel, syrah and carignan with a dab of mourvèdre and...
The Times 50 best reds and rosés: Be first in the queue for this classy red from Cline Cellars. It’s a judicious mix of mostly zinfandel, syrah and carignan with a dab of mourvèdre and grenache. With rich, juicy, floral, black-and-red cherry fruit, it has sold out once this year, and is likely to again. -
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Jane MacQuitty

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