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Date Printed: 7/24/2014
Clos du Val Carneros Chardonnay 2003
Clos du Val Carneros Chardonnay 2003
(search item no. 84880)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 7/24/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
2000 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our 2003 Chardonnay has a golden hue color with a tinge of pale green. Aromas of rich, complex tropical fruit, as well as pear and hints of citrus, blend with nuances of vanilla and butterscotch in this fresh, clean Carneros Chardonnay. Full bodied yet elegant, this wine delivers a creamy entrance, lending to an intense, ripe tropical fruit on the palate. Its finale is crisp, long, and polished.
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About Clos du Val Wine Co.:

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 formidable place in Napa Valley history.

Today, for Clos Du Val Winemaker Kristy Melton, it is the bounty from these renowned vineyards that acts as the foundation for the distinctive, terroir-driven wines of balance and elegance for which Clos Du Val is known.