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St. Clement Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Oroppas 2006

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Wine Spectator Review Rated 92 Ultrarich and concentrated, delivering plush blackberry currant, black cherry and spicy anise that are pure, focused and full-bodied, with a long persistent finish that ends with a supple texture. Best from 2011 through 2017. Wine Tasting Notes Rich and concentrated, the Oroppas opens with aromas of black plum, vanilla, brown sugar and cinnamon. On the palate, flavors of black currant, roasted coffee and bittersweet chocolate are wrapped in velvety tannins. Notes of dark chocolate and raspberry jam lead to a long finish.

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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

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
4.00 5
02/03/2011

Nicely balanced with a very elegant structure. - Tasted at Wine Spectator New World Wine Experience 2010


Snooth User: Stallion
381013927
3.50 5
12/12/2012

A big wine! Nice nose, and a great end palate. Lots of layers of berry flavors and spice. I would pair this with a great steak. Let it breathe for a while. If you like your Cabs BIG...then this is a wine for you! Cheers!


Snooth User: sschmella
35379155
4.00 5
12/30/2010

Nice cab--easy to drink


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
3.00 5
06/21/2009

Three glasses


External Reviews for St. Clement Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Oroppas

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/24/2012

Ultrarich and concentrated, delivering plush blackberry, currant, black cherry and spicy anise flavors that are pure, focused and full-bodied, with a long, persistent finish that ends with a supple texture. Best from 2011 through 2017. 5,072 cases made. -JL The 2006 Oroppas Proprietary Red Wine (5,000 cases produced) exhibits a deep ruby/purple color as well as scents of tobacco leaf, red and black currants, licorice, and cedar. Medium-bodied with austere, elevated tannins in the finish, it will evolve for a decade or more.


External Review
12/10/2010

The 2006 Oroppas Proprietary Red Wine (5,000 cases produced) exhibits a deep ruby/purple color as well as scents of tobacco leaf, red and black currants, licorice, and cedar. Medium-bodied with austere, elevated tannins in the finish, it will evolve ... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2006 St Clement Oroppas 750ml


External Review
11/12/2009

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2006 St Clement Oroppas 750ml


External Review
02/16/2011

The nose is a classic representation of the 2006 harvest with aromas of fresh earth and herbs lying atop dark berry, cherry and menthol. This is a supple, approachable wine that is lithe in profile with a long, lingering finish that ends in very fine... Chuck Hayward. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2006 St Clement Oroppas 750ml


External Review
09/23/2011

"The structure and pedigree of this fine wine are immediately apparent. It hits the mouth with a wonderful balance of ripe fruit



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Wine Spectator Review Rated 92 Ultrarich and concentrated, delivering plush blackberry currant, black cherry and spicy anise that are pure, focused and full-bodied, with a long persistent finish that ends with a supple texture. Best from 2011 through 2017. Wine Tasting Notes Rich and concentrated, the Oroppas opens with aromas of black plum, vanilla, brown sugar and cinnamon. On the palate, flavors of black currant, roasted coffee and bittersweet chocolate are wrapped in velvety tannins. Notes of dark chocolate and raspberry jam lead to a long finish.

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