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Chardonnay Clos du Val California-Monterey 2007

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This wine brims with polished apple peach and pear flavors and is very spicy; turns clean and oaky.

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Clos Du Val:
From France to California In 1970, American businessman John Goelet sent off French-born winemaker Bernard Portet on a mission to find new territory to grow world-class wines. In 1972, they co-founded Clos Du Val in the Stags Leap district of Napa Valley. The name means "small estate of a small valley". The estate is situated amongst 150-acres of vines beneath the famous palisades ... Read more
From France to California In 1970, American businessman John Goelet sent off French-born winemaker Bernard Portet on a mission to find new territory to grow world-class wines. In 1972, they co-founded Clos Du Val in the Stags Leap district of Napa Valley. The name means "small estate of a small valley". The estate is situated amongst 150-acres of vines beneath the famous palisades of Stags Leap, known for world-class Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. In 1973, Clos Du Val became one of the first wineries to stake a claim on the finest hillside terroir in Carneros, now recognized for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and today farms 180 acres for its estate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Clos Du Val's old-world approach to winemaking combined with extraordinary Napa Valley fruit established Clos Du Val's tradition of classic estate wines with balance, elegance, complexity and longevity. Bernard's inagural 1972 vintage was one of only six California Cabernets selected for the legendary Judgement of Paris tasting. The same vintage took first place in a rematch ten years later, proving that Clos Du Val wines stand the test of time. Today, winemaker John Clews runs day-to-day winery and vineyards operations, working closely with vineyard manager Al Wagner to farm the land gently and sustainably. Once the grapes are harvested, John and Bernard make blending decisions together to produce a renowned portfolio of wines which are truly expressive of the terroir from which they came. Read less

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Snooth User: cgreg27
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3.00 5
07/23/2009

On the nose get a slight feel of toasted oak, marshmallow but slight compared to a bit stronger green apple. More buttery on the nose than on the palate. Get a bigger toasted marshmallow feel on the palate, minerality on the front with a soft mid palate but definite 'mallow on the finish, yet isnt long.


External Reviews for Chardonnay Clos du Val California-Monterey

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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/22/2011

Toasty pear, apple and citrus flavors are prevalent in this bright, textured, refreshing wine. A mineral edge adds complexity and interest, finishing bright and fresh.


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Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
03/16/2010

Clos Du Val Chardonnay 2007 Carneros and all other wine from Clos Du Val are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Gentle and round with peach flavors, this has the coolness of the Russian River fog. Oak fermentation comes through in smoky flavors and a spicy sweetness. Chill it for grilled prawns.



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This wine brims with polished apple peach and pear flavors and is very spicy; turns clean and oaky.

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