Clos du Val Merlot 2001

Merlot from Napa Valley, California

Price: $27.99
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The 2011 vintage is available for: $19.99
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Item No. 76585
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Winemaker's Notes

Dark red in color, this Merlot has rich, earthy aromas of black currant and spice. An elegant, full entry leads to a very well structured mid-palate of rich berry fruits and pepper. The oak is nicely integrated with the fruit, enhancing the wine's elegant, long finish.

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Clos Du Val, French for small vineyard estate of a small valley, was founded in 1972 in the now legendary Stags Leap District by Franco-American entrepreneur John Goelet. After a worldwide search to purchase vineyard properties from which to craft world-class wines, 150 acres in Stags Leap and 180 acres in Carneros were chosen, solidifying Clos Du Val's iconic stature and...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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