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Date Printed: 8/27/2014
Clos du Val Carneros Chardonnay 2008
Clos du Val Carneros Chardonnay 2008
(search item no. 106772)
Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 8/27/2014: $26.99

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

Clos Du Val's 2008 Chardonnay is pale gold in color. The wine has aromas of pear, white peach and citrus. The palate is met with tropical fruit flavors, citrus and a hint of toast. This Chardonnay is rich, creamy and full bodied exhibiting balance and elegance that are characteristic of Clos Du Val's style. Fruit, oak and acidity meld together, resulting in a wine that complements food and culminates in a long, 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.