Clos du Val Chardonnay 2011

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Slightly heated aromas of red apples, melon, meyer lemon, and toast. Warm tropical fruit flavors of papaya and pineapple ride alongside more lemon.... Read more

Tasted at the winery. A good balance of oak age and vibrancy, pear, apple, vanilla and quite crisp. A good showcase for Carneros AVA chardonnay. Read more

My favorite chardonnay from Napa Valley. With a ligth gold color, hints of toast bread and malolactic aromas combined with tropical fruits like pin... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Clos du Val Chardonnay

Snooth User: Snooth Editorial
8346472,104
4.00 5
Vintage: 2012 11/06/2014

Slightly heated aromas of red apples, melon, meyer lemon, and toast. Warm tropical fruit flavors of papaya and pineapple ride alongside more lemon. Finishes toasty and a bit yeasty.


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Snooth User: andredegrace
1118399309
3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 07/16/2012

Tasted at the winery. A good balance of oak age and vibrancy, pear, apple, vanilla and quite crisp. A good showcase for Carneros AVA chardonnay.


Snooth User: CheloSpahn
1144627483
4.50 5
Vintage: 2009 10/26/2012

My favorite chardonnay from Napa Valley. With a ligth gold color, hints of toast bread and malolactic aromas combined with tropical fruits like pinneaple and passion fruit. In mouth it has a very rich body, unctuous and medium acidity. Perfect Chardonnay!


Snooth User: cgreg27
14610961
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 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.


Snooth User: rar8888
1580261,280
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 11/19/2009

This is the style of chard that I like. It is not so over the top buttery. And the acidity remains crisp which means that there was less malolactic fermentation.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 03/16/2009

Great, rich nose of peaches with some vanilla from the oak. Nicely crisp with a finish on peaches.


Snooth User: 1
9461420
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 10/30/2008

Heavy oak, bready


Snooth User: Goodier Imports
47330036
0.00 5
Vintage: 2005 05/07/2010

Bone color with strong French Oak on the nose. Creamy mouthfeel with strong green apple flavors prominent.


External Reviews for Clos du Val Chardonnay

External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
06/18/2013

Clos Du Val Chardonnay is Estate Grown and very classic Napa Valley style. Rich and creamy with ripe tropical fruit character, butterscotch notes, and well-integrated oak.


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
Vintage: 2010 10/31/2012

Clos Du Val Chardonnay is Estate Grown and very classic Napa Valley style. Rich and creamy with ripe tropical fruit character, butterscotch notes, and well-integrated oak.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 10/04/2012

This 2006 Chardonnay greets the nose with aromas of pear, peach and citrus, as well as some sweet toast. A full-bodied wine that shows excellent balance and is alive with vibrant flavors of concentrated fruit with just a hint of toast and has a long, crisp finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 11/28/2012

For almost four decades Clos du Val has been producing exceptional Chardonnays from their estate vineyards in the the Carneros region. French Winemaker Bernard Portet secured 180 acres of prime Carneros vineyard property back in the early 70's which have been the basis for the legacy this winery holds today. The 2010, crafted by today' s winemakers, John Clews and Kristy Melton is made in the French style with barrel fermentation and 10 months aging in 20% new oak. It shows rich tropical fruit, baked apple and pear with ripe, expressive flavors of peach and apricot. The mouthfeel is full and rich, accented by bright citrus and a hint of oak on a long finish.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 01/30/2014

This Clos du Val Chardonnay greets the nose with aromas of pear, peach and citrus, as well as some sweet toast. Clos du Val Chardonnay is a full-bodied wine that shows excellent balance and is alive with vibrant flavors of concentrated fruit with just a hint of toast and has a long, crisp finish.


External Review
Source: Vines Wine and Spirits
Vintage: 2009 02/06/2013

The wine has aromas of pear, white peach and citrus. The palate is met with tropical fruit flavors, citrus and a hint of toast. This Chardonnay is rich, creamy and full bodied exhibiting balance and elegance that are characteristic of Clos Du Val's style.


External Review
Source: Vines Wine and Spirits
Vintage: 2008 11/27/2012

The wine has aromas of pear, white peach and citrus. The palate is met with tropical fruit flavors, citrus and a hint of toast. This Chardonnay is rich, creamy and full bodied exhibiting balance and elegance that are characteristic of Clos Du Val's style.


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Ratings & Tags for Clos du Val Chardonnay

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4.40 5
2012 11/06/2014

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3.00 5
2010 11/29/2013

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3.50 5
2010 08/26/2008

502548 Snooth User: luvogt
rated this wine
4.50 5
2009 11/27/2011

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4.00 5
2006 08/26/2008

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4.00 5
2006 08/12/2009

123538 Snooth User: tzwizard
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3.50 5
2005 07/05/2009

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Winemaker's Notes:

"Fresh aromas of Meyer lemon, hazelnut and vanilla delight the nose. A spicy minerality and crisp acidity balance the flavor of vibrant honeysuckle and tangerine in the mouth."- J Vineyards

"Fresh aromas of Meyer lemon, hazelnut and vanilla delight the nose. A spicy minerality and crisp acidity balance the flavor of vibrant honeysuckle and tangerine in the mouth."- J Vineyards

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