St. Clement Cabernet Sauvignon 1997

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

Price: $60.00
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Item No. 22110
  • WE94
  • WS93
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Winemaker's Notes

The driving flavor in this vintage is the density of black fruits. This wine is both rich and round, dense and juicy. The sweetness from the oak, along with the heavy toast on some of the barrels, offers a good balance to the brightness of the fruit. Cabernet Sauvignon is the flagship wine at St. Clement and this vintage confirms our convictions.

Critical Acclaim

"Very smooth and harmonious, from its cherry, cocoa and smoke-tinged aromatics through the similarly endowed palate, where licorice and cedar notes add further complexity. Balanced, not weighty; it closes with very even tannins and a full, even black-cherry finish with toasty notes."
94 Points

"Polished and stylish, with beautiful violet, blackberry, mocha and Asian spice flavors. Ripe, round tannins are seamlessly integrated, finishing with focused intensity."
93 Points

Learn About St. Clement Map ItMap It

This historic Napa winery was purchased by Beringer in 1999. Beringer Wine Estates also owns Meridian Vineyards, Chateau St. Jean, Napa Ridge, Chateau Souverain and Stags' Leap Winery. St. Clement Vineyards will continue to produce small lots of premium wines under the same winemaking staff, with the universal goal of producing the best wines possible from exceptional regional fruit.

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 Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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