St. Clement Merlot 1999

Merlot from Napa Valley, California

Price: $25.99 $23.39
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Item No. 49824
  • WE92
  • WS89
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Winemaker's Notes

In the glass, this wine opens up beautifully to offer rich, dense and intensely flavored qualities. There are complex aromas of blueberry, spice, pepper and sweet toasted oak. On the mid-palate, the spice and cereal grain flavors from the new oak and the rich, dense blueberry/black fruit characters of fully mature fruit make this wine shine. Rich berry, cassis and black fruit flavors persist through the finish, highlighting the dense and complex character of this vintage.

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 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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