Cline Cellars

Sonoma Coast - Estate Grown Pinot Noir

8.7370 ratings
8.812 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Ravinder Singh

Good decent Pinot

Good decent Pinot

1 person found it helpfulOct 24th, 2018
Matt Kepner

Lightly colored, smooth Pinot. Impressive.

Lightly colored, smooth Pinot. Impressive.

1 person found it helpfulMar 12th, 2017
Lany Ianni

Really nice! Excellent value for the price (around $10-$11) at Marketview.

Really nice! Excellent value for the price (around $10-$11) at Marketview.

1 person found it helpfulJun 5th, 2016
Sipping Fine Wine

Deep red with red fruit flavors and notes of floral and cedar. On the palate sweet cherry, good bit of acidity and some oak is noted. The finish is about medium, not overly complex or memorable.

Deep red with red fruit flavors and notes of floral and cedar. On the palate sweet cherry, good bit of acidity and some oak is noted. The finish is about medium, not overly complex or memorable.

1 person found it helpfulMay 30th, 2016
Steve Gerths

Decent Pinot for $12 from Total Wine. Light strawberry and vanilla spice

Decent Pinot for $12 from Total Wine. Light strawberry and vanilla spice

1 person found it helpfulSep 28th, 2014
Jim Caroompas

Jim had this 6 years ago

Jim had this 6 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJul 12th, 2014
Randy Fuller

The nose of this medium-dark wine is beautiful, all ripe and red, with notes of vanilla and tobacco woven into the fruit. A high minty element makes things interesting. On the palate, it walks the tightrope between elegant and muscular. The alcohol is somewhat restrained and the acidity is refreshing. There is some brawn there, but it stops just short of being the kind of California Pinot that tries to masquerade as Syrah.

The nose of this medium-dark wine is beautiful, all ripe and red, with notes of vanilla and tobacco woven into the fruit. A high minty element makes things interesting. On the palate, it walks the tightrope between elegant and muscular. The alcohol is somewhat restrained and the acidity is refreshing. There is some brawn there, but it stops just short of being the kind of California Pinot that tries to masquerade as Syrah.

Jun 10th, 2017
Boris Mathiszik

Nice Pinot. None of the metallic tastes that make me cringe. Difficult to tell if it is the wine or the fact that it is Friday afternoon that makes me so happy. Perhaps both.

Nice Pinot. None of the metallic tastes that make me cringe. Difficult to tell if it is the wine or the fact that it is Friday afternoon that makes me so happy. Perhaps both.

Apr 28th, 2017
Sipping Fine Wine

Fred Cline founded Cline Cellars in 1982, in Oakley, California. In 1991, the winery facilities relocated to the Sonoma Valley on a 350 acre estate in the Carneros District. Deep red with aromas of fruit, oak and spice. On the palate cherry and raspberry with cedar and cacao notes. Medium finish, fine tannins with mineral notes on the ending.

Fred Cline founded Cline Cellars in 1982, in Oakley, California. In 1991, the winery facilities relocated to the Sonoma Valley on a 350 acre estate in the Carneros District. Deep red with aromas of fruit, oak and spice. On the palate cherry and raspberry with cedar and cacao notes. Medium finish, fine tannins with mineral notes on the ending.

Apr 10th, 2017
Russell Perry

Too much pepper for me.

Too much pepper for me.

Feb 3rd, 2020