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St. Clement Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Oroppas 1999

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This award-winning blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc from Napa Valley was rated 90 points by Wine Spectator, and it's easy to understand why. Components were aged separately in French oak for one year before the final blend was assembled and returned to the barrel for an additional six months to meld the flavors and tannins. The resulting wine has an incredibly concentrated, complex character. Aromas of raspberry, blackberry and cassis are laced with notes of spice and vanilla. The bright, fresh fruit flavors have hints of smoky bacon that last throughout a long finish. Both the wine and the bottle will impress even the most discerning drinker. Rating by Wine Spectator.

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St. Clement Vineyards:
As the third decade of her life begins, Danielle Cyrot brings a broad scope of international winemaking expertise that extends well beyond her age. And as the descendant of French vignerons whose history goes back for centuries, she is also renewing an enological tradition that had been dormant for three generations. Danielle’s great-, great-grandfather was the last in a long line of ancestors... Read more
As the third decade of her life begins, Danielle Cyrot brings a broad scope of international winemaking expertise that extends well beyond her age. And as the descendant of French vignerons whose history goes back for centuries, she is also renewing an enological tradition that had been dormant for three generations. Danielle’s great-, great-grandfather was the last in a long line of ancestors who owned the Cyrot vineyard in Burgundy’s famous Côte de Beaune. He donated the land to the Hospice du Beaune after losing his son (Danielle’s great-grandfather) in World War I (fittingly, there is still a Pommard Cyrot cuvée from this property sold in the Hospice du Beaune auction every year.) Danielle’s grandfather moved to Paris, where her father was later born. They soon moved to St. Etienne where they stayed until her father was 16, after which they returned to Paris. Her father eventually moved to the U.S., and during studies at California Institute of Technology, Danielle’s parents met and settled in California. Though aware of her family’s vinous background, it didn’t occur to Danielle that she could revive that winemaking tradition until she reached college. She enrolled at the University of California, Davis, but had not decided on a major until she took an introductory winemaking class taught by popular professor Carole Meredith. Danielle was hooked almost immediately, and turned her full attention to the study of winemaking. She graduated in 1998 with a degree in Enology and Viticulture. While at Davis, Danielle worked the harvest at several wineries in Napa Valley. After graduation, she was determined to experience winemaking in other wine regions, and traveled to Alsace and South Australia to hone her skills. Danielle returned to Napa from her travels abroad in 1999 and joined the team at Stags’ Leap Winery as an enologist. In 2003, Danielle was promoted to assistant winemaker at Stags’ Leap. Danielle is not one to mark time idly. While at Stags’ Leap, she also began collaborating with another winemaker on a sideline project, TwoTone Farm. She was eager to appeal to younger wine drinkers like her, so the brand was a cutting-edge creation: screw-caps, trendy fonts and reasonable pricing. It was an immediate hit. Danielle now turns her full attention to St. Clement. With a range of vineyards to work with, she can utilize her creativity to its fullest in crafting rich, unique wines. For Danielle, it’s a family tradition. Read less

External Reviews for St. Clement Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Oroppas

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

Generous, ripe, rich, polished currant, plum, black cherry and blackberry fruit is shaded by pretty, toasty-roasted coffee- and mocha-flavored oak. Tannins are fine and well-integrated... Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1999 St Clement Oroppas 750ml



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This award-winning blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc from Napa Valley was rated 90 points by Wine Spectator, and it's easy to understand why. Components were aged separately in French oak for one year before the final blend was assembled and returned to the barrel for an additional six months to meld the flavors and tannins. The resulting wine has an incredibly concentrated, complex character. Aromas of raspberry, blackberry and cassis are laced with notes of spice and vanilla. The bright, fresh fruit flavors have hints of smoky bacon that last throughout a long finish. Both the wine and the bottle will impress even the most discerning drinker. Rating by Wine Spectator.

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