Clos du Val Chardonnay Carneros 2009

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Clos Du Val's 2009 Chardonnay is pale gold in color with aromas of crème brulée accented with hints of pear, white peach and apricot. The palate is met with rich, tropical fruit flavors and a subtle touch of citrus. While creamy and full bodied, this chardonnay exhibits a balance and elegance which are characteristic of Clos Du Val's style.

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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

Member Reviews for Clos du Val Chardonnay Carneros

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Snooth User: CheloSpahn
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4.50 5
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: luvogt
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4.50 5
11/27/2011

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Clos du Val Chardonnay Carneros

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Source: Vines Wine and Spirits
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.



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Clos Du Val's 2009 Chardonnay is pale gold in color with aromas of crème brulée accented with hints of pear, white peach and apricot. The palate is met with rich, tropical fruit flavors and a subtle touch of citrus. While creamy and full bodied, this chardonnay exhibits a balance and elegance which are characteristic of Clos Du Val's style.

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