Wine for the Weekend: Cline Cashmere ($15)

Cline Cashmere ($15)


Ixel Balamke’s wine notes

Color  – Garnet.

Aroma – Red berry fruits.

Initial Taste – Mainly cherries but also a hint of plum.  Has a crisp acidity to it, hence will pair well with meats, pizza, mushrooms, Gouda cheese and red sauce pastas.

Finish – Soft tannins with a lengthy finish of red berry fruit and hints of cocoa at the end.

The wine is a blend of Grenache, Mourvedre, and Syrah with 14% alcohol content.  It is from the Carneros, Sonoma Valley appellation.  FYI, Cline Cashmere is one of my favorite everyday wines.



Ixel Balamke

Ixel Balamke was one of the two founding members of Sekhet-Bast-Ra in Oklahoma City. Currently living in the Twin Cities, she is currently the LBM of Leaping Laughter Lodge. She also is a Meanad and lover of fine wines. Her life long partner Hunahpu and she are well known for their Wine Tastings at NOTOCON. Together they have a small wine cellar that currently holds over 300 bottles.

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