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Clos du Val Carneros Pinot Noir 2000

Winemaker's Notes:

With a deep garnet color that darkens to a black core, our flagship estate Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of dark fruit, spice, and dried herbs, with some cassis and truffle notes. Rich and full bodied with fleshy dark fruit flavors and silky tannins, this classic Clos Du Val wine shows good structure and depth, followed by an excellent finish. This wine will age very well for at least 10-15 years. APPELLATION: Stags Leap District COMPOSITION: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon FERMENTATION: 32 days with skin contact AGING: 17 months in French oak barrels, 50% new ACID: 6.4 g/L pH: 3.67 ALCOHOL: 14.1% RESIDUAL SUGAR: dry SOIL TYPE: gravelly sandy loam AGE OF VINES: average of 7 years old

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

Member Reviews for Clos du Val Carneros Pinot Noir

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Snooth User: oenowoman66
30864102
4.00 5
09/05/2007

drank march 2007 / good blending of old and new world / cedar and bell pepper nose / deeply complex flavours with hint of currants / full-bodied / long finish / cellar-worthy


Snooth User: ecord
71074134
2.50 5
05/07/2008

Two and a half glasses



With a deep garnet color that darkens to a black core, our flagship estate Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of dark fruit, spice, and dried herbs, with some cassis and truffle notes. Rich and full bodied with fleshy dark fruit flavors and silky tannins, this classic Clos Du Val wine shows good structure and depth, followed by an excellent finish. This wine will age very well for at least 10-15 years. APPELLATION: Stags Leap District COMPOSITION: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon FERMENTATION: 32 days with skin contact AGING: 17 months in French oak barrels, 50% new ACID: 6.4 g/L pH: 3.67 ALCOHOL: 14.1% RESIDUAL SUGAR: dry SOIL TYPE: gravelly sandy loam AGE OF VINES: average of 7 years old

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