Clos du Val Pinot Noir 2010

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This vintage of Carneros Pinot Noir is presented with a lovely ruby color. Aromatic spices awaken the nose with bright raspberry, red currant and cherry. Rich complex layers of fruit and spice fill the mouth with notes of mature bing cherry and cola. An elegant and lingering finish makes it a perfect wine for food, but especially for enjoying by the glass.

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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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Layered Rice Pudding

RiceSelect's fragrant Jasmati® is blended with eggs, milk and fall's favorite spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, to create a delicious rice pudding, which is layered on top of fluffy cream cheese and abuttery pecan crust. Pairs well with a bold, tawny port with flavors of dried fruits, nuts, and spices.

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External Reviews for Clos du Val Pinot Noir

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
07/21/2014

This vintage of Carneros Pinot Noir is presented with a lovely ruby color. Aromatic spices awaken the nose with bright raspberry, red currant and cherry. Rich complex layers of fruit and spice fill the mouth with notes of mature bing cherry and cola. An elegant and lingering finish makes it a perfect wine for food, but especially for enjoying by the glass. - WineryAGING: 14 months in French oak barrels, 20% new barrelsACID: 5.4 g/LpH: 3.68ALCOHOL: 13.5% ** SOLD OUT **


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
02/21/2013

The palate displays a seamless integration of rich flavors which include chocolate, toffee and ripe blackberry. The wine has a rich, full mouthfeel marked by focused, silky tannins and a long, lingering finish.


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
05/16/2013

Opulent, brooding purple hue is accentuated with aromas of ripe black and purple fruit, black pepper and subtle hints of toast. The palate displays a seamless integration of intense flavors that include chocolate, toffee and blackberry. The wine has a rich yet powerful mouthfeel marked by focused, silky tannins and a long, lingering finish.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/30/2014

A blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot, this 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is nearly the same in style as this cuvee tasted in the early to mid-1970s. The color is a dark ruby/purple and the bouquet is, typically, reserved and repressed. The wine possesses good fruit as well as medium body, but it is foursquare, straightforward and simple. Drink it over the next 7-8 years. A fresh take on Clos Du Val's world-class style, the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon continues the winery's tradition of producing truly distinctive wines of balance and elegance while adding a hint of modernity. Its opulent, brooding purple hue is accentuated with aromas of ripe black and red fruit, black pepper and subtle hints of toast. The palate displays a seamless integration of rich flavors which include chocolate, toffee and ripe blackberry. The wine has a rich, full mouthfeel marked by focused, silky tannins and a long, lingering finish. Expect this Caberne...


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
09/13/2013

This vintage of Carneros Pinot Noir is presented with a lovely ruby color. Aromatic spices awaken the nose with bright raspberry, red currant and cherry. Rich complex layers of fruit and spice fill the mouth with notes of mature bing cherry and cola. An elegant and lingering finish makes it a perfect wine for food, but especially for enjoying by the glass. - WineryAGING: 14 months in French oak barrels, 20% new barrelsACID: 5.4 g/LpH: 3.68ALCOHOL: 13.5%


External Review
11/20/2013

Dark black fruit aromas and a hint of toast. Flavors of cassis, coffee and blackcurrant balanced with firm tannins.


External Review
10/04/2012

Aromas of berries, cherry and spice, with just a hint of vanillin. Flavors of ripe red berries and warm cinnamon



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This vintage of Carneros Pinot Noir is presented with a lovely ruby color. Aromatic spices awaken the nose with bright raspberry, red currant and cherry. Rich complex layers of fruit and spice fill the mouth with notes of mature bing cherry and cola. An elegant and lingering finish makes it a perfect wine for food, but especially for enjoying by the glass.

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