Clos du Val Merlot 2007

Merlot from Napa Valley, California

$28.99
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Item No. 107721
  • red wine
  • WE90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

81% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot.

Dark ruby in color like a garnet, the 2007 Merlot offers aromas of complex black fruit, and Mediterranean spices, black olives, and a hint of toast. This full bodied wine is packed with intense black fruit flavors, as well as notes of spice, and a hint of toast. The mouthfeel is rich, with a solid middle and a silky, lingering finish. A wonderful wine for festive meals.

Critical Acclaim

"A very pretty Merlot, and a good price for the elegant quality. It’s dry and tannic, showing the Clos du Val style of controlled, somewhat aloof ripeness. There’s a rich, attractive core of black cherry fruit. Will develop for a few years, but it’s really best now, with a brief decant."
90 Points

Learn About Clos du Val Map ItMap It

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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