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Date Printed: 7/30/2014
Clos du Val Carneros Chardonnay 2004
Clos du Val Carneros Chardonnay 2004
(search item no. 87757)

PRICE ON 7/30/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 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:

Light gold in color with a green tinge, our 2004 estate Chardonnay exhibits aromas of pear and pineapple balanced with notes of bread crust and some smoke. Its clean tropical fruit, citrus and green apple flavors are prominent on the palate, yet integrated with small amounts of toast. A medium-full bodied wine, this Chardonnay shows excellent balance, fresh acid and a clean, crisp finish.
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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.