Clif – The Climber White Wine

Clif – The Climber White WineYou may recognize the logo on this bottle from those tasty Clif Bars you’ve seen, and yes they are related.  The folks who make Clif Bars also produce wine, and what I’ve tasted has been pretty excellent—including this one.  We earlier reviewed their The Climber Red, which was also excellent.
The Climber Colorless Wine is primarily Sauvignon Blanc from Lake County, Lodi and Monterey.  The full blend is 88% Sauvignon Blanc, 4% Muscat, 3% Riesling, 3% Chardonnay, 2% Chenin Blanc.  It was fermented 100% in stainless steel and did not undergo any malolactic fermentation, which results in fresh tropical fruit flavors. Read more

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"It seems to me that there are three things that have changed in the wine world. First, the wine rich got richer and the wine poor got poorer. By which I mean that wine prices have polarized beyond belief. Twenty years ago I drank the greatest wines of the world all the time. (I was a wine merchant and a restaurateur, and it was my job, darn it.)" --- the late Lee Evans of Australia, 1996.

"Wine experts can’t resist making predictions. In 1990, wine lover Richard Nixon prophesied that the Chinese would someday match the French in the quality of their wines; this despite a Chinese carte des vins that featured sweet red wine and a grape called Cow’s Nipple. In the mid-1980s, a well-known New York wine merchant asserted that an $8 Cabernet from Chile was as good as Lafite, and auction prices would eventually reflect this little-known fact. Wine coolers too, as I recall, were expected to expose a vast new market to the pleasures of wine drinking. The coolers bombed, [a nice bottle of Lafite will set you back $250 or more], and Chilean cabernet is still mostly eight bucks." --- Stephen Tanzer, Forbes, May 6, 1996
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“Hemingway is great in that alone of living writers he has saturated his work with the memory of physical pleasure, with sunshine and salt water, with food, wine and making love and the remorse which is the shadow of that sun.” --- Cyril Connolly, The Unquiet Grave, 1951.

"Clearly, the pleasures wines afford are transitory, but so are those of the ballet or of a musical performance. Wine is inspiring and adds greatly to the joy of living." --- Napoleon

On drinking the wines of Bordeaux: “The French drink them young, so a Socialist government won’t take them. The English drink them old, so they can show their friends cobwebs and dusty bottles. The American drink them exactly when they are ready, because they don’t know any better.” --- Anonymous

"For in the hand of the Lord there is a cup, and the wine is red." --- Psalms 75:8

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"Penicillin cures, but wine makes people happy." --- Alexander Fleming (1881-1955), the Scottish bacteriologist credited with discovering Penicillin in 1928.

"Wine is the most civilized thing in the world." --- Ernest Hemingway.

"Wine improves with age. The older I get, the better I like it." --- Anonymous
"Compromises are for relationships, not wine." --- Sir Robert Scott Caywood

"Beer is made by men, wine by God!" --- Martin Luther

"Drinking good wine with good food in good company is one of life's most civilized pleasures."--- Michael Broadbent

"Wine makes daily living easier, less hurried, with fewer tensions and more tolerance." --- Benjamin Franklin

[at his first sip of champagne] "Come quickly! I am tasting stars!" --- Dom Perignon

"Men are like wine - some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age." --- Pope John XXIII

"Alonso of Aragon was wont to say in commendation of age, that 'age appears to be best in four things - old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.'" --- Francis Bacon, 1624
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"I cook with wine; sometimes I even add it to the food." --- W. C. Fields

"Wine is life." --- Petronius, Roman writer

"He who aspires to be a serious wine drinker must drink claret." (“claret” is the British term for red Bordeaux) --- Samuel Johnson

"Nothing makes the future look so rosy as to contemplate it through a glass of Chambertin." --- Napoleon

"No nation is drunken where wine is cheap, and none sober where the dearness of wine substitutes ardent spirits as the common beverage." --- Continue reading

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