One of the earliest wineries in the now famous Stag’s Leap district, Clos du Val was founded in 1972 by American busi...Read more...
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 malolact... Read more
Great, rich nose of peaches with some vanilla from the oak. Nicely crisp with a finish on peaches. Read more
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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.
Great, rich nose of peaches with some vanilla from the oak. Nicely crisp with a finish on peaches.
External Reviews for Clos du Val Chardonnay California
Smoky pear flavors and lemony acidity rise up from under this wine's warm blanket of alcohol. The fruit is relatively light for such a rich style. Chill for roast salmon.
Pale gold in color with a green tinge, the 2006 estate Chardonnay greets the nose with aromas of pear, peach and citrus, as well as some sweet toast. In the mouth, the wine is alive with the vibrant flavors of concentrated fruit, with a hint of toast. A full bodied wine, this Chardonnay shows excellent balance and exhibits a long, crisp finish.
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.
Intensives Gelb mit zitronenartigem Schimmer. Geröstete Mandeln und Toastbrot in der noblen Nase, reife Ananas und Honig dahinter, überzeugende Meursault-Affinität. Fülliger Auftakt mit mandelartigem Extrakt und feiner Moccanote, cremig in der viel Reserven versprechenden Mitte, zimtbetontes Birnenkompott und etwas Mango bis ins lange nachklingende Finale.
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.
One of the earliest wineries in the now famous Stag’s Leap district, Clos du Val was founded in 1972 by American businessman John Goelet and French-born winemaker Bernard Portet. Bernard’s father had been manager at Chateau Lafite, where he and his brother Dominique (ex Taltarni) were raised. Clos du Val began life as 150 acres of vineyards on some of the finest land in the Stag’s Leap district.The winemaking team now led by John Clewes are building further on an already outstanding reputation, utilising the very best Napa fruit to produce handcrafted, estate wines famed for their balance, elegance and complexity. 'Clos Du Val Chardonnay' is pale gold in color with a green tinge. The wine has aromas of pear, white peach and citrus. The citrus appears again on the palate, where it is met by flavors even more fruit - tropical notes, melon and green apple - with a hint of vanillin and cream. This rich, full bodied Chardonnay exhibits the balance and elegance that are characteristic of Clos Du Val style. Fruit, oak and acidity meld together, resulting in a wine that complements food and culminates in a long, crisp finish. Nothing can beat Clos du Val Chardonnay with smoked salmon or trout
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