Cashmere is the luxurious wool fiber that comes from the undercoat of the cashmere goat. The folks at Cline Cellars in California use it to describe their “exquisite red blend.”
This vintage comes from vineyards in Contra Costa County, home to some of the ancient vines. The blend of mourvedre (56 percent), syrah (28 percent) and grenache (16 percent) is fermented at controlled temperatures and aged in new French oak for six months.
The result is a smooth wine — not as silky as its wool namesake — but luxurious enough with prominent berry flavors and firm yet polished tannins.
Sherry: “Smooth and medium-bodied with berry flavor and an herbal finish.” (3.25 stars out of 5)
Chris: “A leather bouquet with flavors of blackberry and cherry and pleasant tannins.” (3.5 stars out of 5)
Available for $13 to $16.
Coming next week: Girl and Dragon Malbec