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Date Printed: 11/23/2014
Clos du Val Merlot 2011
Clos du Val Merlot 2011
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PRICE ON 11/23/2014: $24.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Characteristic of Clos Du Val’s world-class style, the 2011 Merlot continues the winery’s tradition of producing truly elegant wines of balance and complexity. Refined and plum in color, it offers complex yet vibrant aromas of black currant, dark chocolate, nutmeg and toffee. The mouth-feel is silky and evolved, with flavors of black cherry and blueberry complimented by a silky, lingering finish
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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.