Carignane is the workhorse grape - able to withstand all kinds of extreme heat and climate stress - it offers up a very dark black berried and peppery character with a hint of tobacco leaf - it's rustic, a bit gnarly, and absolutely perfect for burgers and bbq flavors. These are some of the oldest vines Cline has access to - several plots date to 1900! If you want to drink a very real taste of history - drink this!
Soil manager Bobby Cannard and Fred Cline are extremely dedicated to sustainable practices. Nothing is more important than how we treat our vines; the wine we make is a direct result of what we put into the ground. The Green String farming method developed by Fred and Bobby Cannard is a system that promotes and enhances biodiversity, biological cycles and soil biological activity. These methods minimize pollution from the air, soil, and water, and optimize the health and productivity of soil, plants, animals and people. We make every effort to reduce soil erosion, and other harmful ecological footprints. Our self-nourishing system of minimal human intervention yields excellent quality crops.