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Date Printed: 7/29/2014
Clos du Val Carneros Pinot Noir 2008
Clos du Val Carneros Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 114948)

PRICE ON 7/29/2014: $31.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2006 The Wine News rating: 90 points
2003 The Wine News rating: 89 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This vintage of Carneros Pinot Noir is presented with a lovely ruby color. Aromatic spices awaken the nose with bright raspberry, red currant, and pomegranate. Rich complex layers of fruit and spice fill the mouth with notes of mature cherries. An elegant and lingering finish makes it a perfect wine for food, but especially for enjoying by the glass. This Pinot Noir has great aging potential.
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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.