It’s Janice’s birthday, and we’re on our second bottle of wine! I dug the last bottle of Cline’s 1999 Old Vines Carignane out of my cellar. (Here’s a link to the 2001) The last time I tasted this wine, two years ago, it was overpoweringly bitter. Wow! What a difference time makes. On the nose, vanilla, and a little alcohol heat. It comes through as a bit of clovy spice. On the tongue, a blast of fruit, chocolate, and orange peel. Long, long, slightly tannic vanilla finish.