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Date Printed: 11/28/2014
Clos du Val Carneros Pinot Noir 2005
Clos du Val Carneros Pinot Noir 2005
(search item no. 90372)

PRICE ON 11/28/2014: $24.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2005 Pinot Noir has an attractive deep ruby color. Aromas of black cherry and spice pervade, with a hint of earth incorporated in the nose. This full bodied Pinot Noir fills the mouth with an abundance of fruit and spice flavors and displays soft, silky tannins. The lingering finish goes on and on. This is a rich, complex wine balanced with good acidity, making it a fine accompaniment for a wide variety of dishes. The 2005 Pinot Noir typifies the Carneros region and Clos Du Val's trademark style of balance, elegance and complexity.
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About Clos du Val:

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.