Often times Cline will receive notes or photos from wine club members and enthusiasts from around the globe. Here are a few. And if you have a story or picture you'd like to share, email it to us.
I just have to send you a note about a fantastic wine my wife and I enjoyed with our dinner tonight. As I prepared our dinner my wife said she would get a bottle of wine from one of our wine chillers. She came back with a bottle that she thought we should drink because it was rather old. Much to my surprise she had a bottle of Cline Ancient Vines Zinfandel. The vintage was 2000. I told her I thought it would be over the edge. Even your description said the wine would age for up to 7 years. Wow!!!! What a surprise!!!!! The wine was great!!!!! It still had lots of fruitiness. The tannins were ever so soft. The wine still had a nice ruby color. There were no off colors (old brick) and off aromas (old wet paper, etc.). This was a truly GREAT wine. Thank you for a very very pleasant surprise.
I am so thrilled that you put a recipe on the back of a bottle of this wine [Ancient Vines Mourvedre]!!!! First, I love your wines and can't wait to try this one and...I LOVE Braised Lamb Shanks...so can't wait to put the two together. This is a brilliant idea. Do you have recipes on all your wines or just this one? (We have recipes on our Ancient Vines Zinfandel and Ancient Vines Carignane too)
Wine club members Lorraine & Doug Hungerford name their new pup Cline.
"I opened a bottle of your 2007 Syrah last night, and saw a smiley face scribed into the top of the cork. It put a smile on my face (as did drinking the wine).
Cheers, Adam Cline (no relation)."
Dear Mr. Cline,
After enjoying a bottle of your Zinfandel this evening over dinner in Austin TX, we wanted to share with you a little feedback.
"We recently purchased the Cline Ancient Vines Mourvedre and found the recipe on the label for "Braised Lamb Shanks". We made the lamb this weekend and it was fantastic. Thanks for including that little gem."
I am a two-time breast cancer survivor and am so appreciative of this awesome wine. After I participated in our local Relay for Life, I went to Raley’s where I found your pink ribbon Cashmere. I bought just one bottle to try and it is now my favorite! Thank you not only for creating such a fantastic wine, but also for your support of Living Beyond Breast Cancer.
Thank you Mr. Cline,
"This past thursday I came to Cline to the tasting room on a trip through Sonoma celebrating my birthday. I was greeted very kindly in your tasting room by Rene. He provided us with great information and was really a wonderful person to deal with. For the size of Cline and the expanse of the brand I was really pleased to find that the time is taken at the vineyards and in the tasting room to explain the product. He showed true passion for wine and for the experience of wine. As a member of the industry, I believe this is vital to the growth and development not only of the wines and the brand, but for the industry as a whole. I wanted to share my sincerest thanks for the wonderful experience and I will continue to support your wines through my retail outlet." Sincerely----