Saratoga Wine Exchange USD 18.94 750ml

St. Clement Merlot Napa Valley 2009

External Review by Vines Wine and Spirits:

Aromas of strawberry, cranberry, and raspberry jam with underlying hints of dark chocolate, vanilla cream soda, nutmeg, and cassis. On the palate are flavors of chocolate covered espresso beans, brown spices, and blackberries. The moutheel is round, but f

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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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Member Reviews for St. Clement Merlot Napa Valley

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Snooth User: korr123
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4.00 5
12/01/2012

Four glasses


Snooth User: hmnapa10
60993157
4.50 5
Vintage: 2006 07/26/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Heathen83
127203402
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 03/14/2009

Heavily oaked yet mildly tannic. Not quite as smooth as the 2004 vintage, but well balanced and delightful in its own right. Hints of black and red fruit in the mouth.


Snooth User: Heathen83
127203402
4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 02/07/2009

Excellent. Smooth, rich taste with hints of fruit and spice. Good alone or with food.


Snooth User: Majikk
40225450
3.50 5
Vintage: 2003 01/27/2008

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: Rehoboam21
315150
5.00 5
Vintage: 1996 09/14/2007

Five glasses


External Reviews for St. Clement Merlot Napa Valley

External Review
Source: Vines Wine and Spirits
12/01/2012

Aromas of strawberry, cranberry, and raspberry jam with underlying hints of dark chocolate, vanilla cream soda, nutmeg, and cassis. On the palate are flavors of chocolate covered espresso beans, brown spices, and blackberries. The moutheel is round, but f


External Review
Vintage: 2007 04/12/2011

The majority of this Merlot is grown in a vineyard close to the city of Napa called Big Ranch and from our favorite block of Abbott’s Vineyard in Carneros. The Merlot from these two vineyards experien


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Vintage: 2007 09/23/2011

"This Merlot opens with aromas of ripe raspberry and cassis. The palate follows through with bright flavors of cranberry and cherry and underlying clove with a smoky


External Review
Vintage: 2006 03/16/2010

St. Clement Merlot 2006 and all other wine from St. Clement are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


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Vintage: 2005 03/03/2009

Dark ruby core with a bright rim. Fleshy fruit aromas of black and red cherries surrounded by darker earth, roast coffee, licorice and a nice violet floral lift. Soft on the front palate with nice round tannins building on the mid-palate giving great... Mike Supple. A Merlot wine from California in USA. 2005 St Clement Merlot 750ml


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Vintage: 2005 01/17/2009

Wine Enthusiast ReviewRated 92A beautiful young Merlot, soft and lush, with the classic tannic structure of Napa Valley. With intricate currant, cocoa-dusted cappuccino, cherry skin, herb and cedar flavors, it should hold and improve for up to six years.Wine Tasting NotesDense ruby red in color, this wine explodes with fruit aromas of ripe black plum and black cherry together with hints of coffee and vanilla. Immediately the celebration of fruit greets the palate and commingles with flavors of candied violets, cedar and sweet tobacco from the 100 percent French oak barrels.The supple, velvety tannins in this delectable Merlot create a long, complex finish of spice and black fruit to the very end.


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Vintage: 2004 01/16/2009

Dark ruby core with a lighter rim and a hint of garnet to the edge. Huge plum aromas with fresh black cherry juice surrounded by spicy cedar, nutmeg, raw oak and candied cinnamon. Spicy, rich and dark on the palate. A touch of mocha and cinnamon spic... Mike Supple. A Merlot wine from California in USA. 2004 St Clement Merlot 750ml


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