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Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Clos du Val Georges III Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
Clos du Val Georges III Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1997
(search item no. 9335)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $43.64

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A deep, dark ruby color and a ripe, concentrated, fleshy nose surrounded by dark fruits and a touch of earthiness characterize the 1997 Vineyard Georges III. Soft on entry, the voluptuous volume of this wine leads toward a creamy midpalate mouthfeel. The sturdy tannins of this wine give it a solid structure and excellent aging potential. A lingering, ripe fruit finish integrated with toasty wood make for a pleasing end to an enjoyable drinking experience.
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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.