Clos du Val Pinot Noir Carneros Reserve 2004

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One of the earliest wineries in the now famous Stag’s Leap district, Clos du Val was founded in 1972 by American busi...

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Winemaker's Notes:

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 Reserve Pinot Noir has aromas of dark fruit and cherry with hints of spice and toast. On the palate, the wine offers bold, rich flavors of black cherry balanced by notes of leather, earth and well-integrated oak. This elegant and balanced wine displays silky tannins and a long finish. Delicious now, this wine has good acidity which bodes well for its potential to age and develop over time . Ideal for duck or game.

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 Reserve Pinot Noir has aromas of dark fruit and cherry with hints of spice and toast. On the palate, the wine offers bold, rich flavors of black cherry balanced by notes of leather, earth and well-integrated oak. This elegant and balanced wine displays silky tannins and a long finish. Delicious now, this wine has good acidity which bodes well for its potential to age and develop over time . Ideal for duck or game.

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