Clos du Val Carneros Chardonnay 2003

Chardonnay from Carneros, California

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Item No. 84880
  • white wine
  • WE91
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1997
  • WS87
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Winemaker's Notes

Our 2003 Chardonnay has a golden hue color with a tinge of pale green. Aromas of rich, complex tropical fruit, as well as pear and hints of citrus, blend with nuances of vanilla and butterscotch in this fresh, clean Carneros Chardonnay. Full bodied yet elegant, this wine delivers a creamy entrance, lending to an intense, ripe tropical fruit on the palate. Its finale is crisp, long, and polished.

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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...

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Learn About Carneros

Technically a part of Napa Valley, the Carneros region straddles both Sonoma & Napa counties. It's the Napa region closest to the San Francisco peninsula and the San Pablo Bay, which is instrumental in controlling the climate of the area. The winds from the San Pablo bay create a cool weather pattern ideal for growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Notable Facts Both Chardonnay...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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