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Date Printed: 9/19/2014
Clos du Val Merlot 2006
Clos du Val Merlot 2006
(search item no. 99949)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 9/19/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Dark ruby in color with a garnet center, the 2006 Merlot offers aromas of black fruit, black olives, dried herbs and cassis. This full bodied wine is packed with intense black fruit flavors, as well as notes of spice, forest floor and a hint of toast. The mouthfeel is rich, with a solid middle and a silky, lingering finish. Enjoy this Merlot with braised short ribs and grilled meats.
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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.