St. Clement Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
Aromas of black currants, boysenberry, caramel, vanilla cream pie, and sage introduce the wine. In the palate are flavors of raspberry jam, cherry cola, milk chocolate, and clove. The mouth feel is elegantly structured with firm but balanced tannins and lots of weight in the palate. The finish has lingering flavors of graham crackers, anise, marshmallow, and black fruit. This wine is a blend of Napa Valley's finest vineyards from Calistoga to Coombsville.
The Wine Advocate - "The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon is a plump, juicy wine well-suited to drinking over the next handful of years. Dark red fruit, licorice, smoke, mint and tar are some of the nuances that flesh out in the glass in this attractive Cabernet Sauvignon. Most of the fruit is from the valley floor. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017. "
St. Clement Vineyards
This historic Napa winery was purchased by Beringer in 1999. Beringer Wine Estates also owns Meridian Vineyards, Chateau St. Jean, Napa Ridge, Chateau Souverain and Stags' Leap Winery. St. Clement Vineyards will continue to produce small lots of premium wines under the same winemaking staff, with the universal goal of producing the best wines possible from exceptional regional fruit. View all St. Clement Vineyards Wines
About Napa ValleyView a map of Napa Valley wineries
It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard lands were scooped up and vines were planted throughout the county. A number of wineries emerged, from large conglomerates to small boutiques to cult classics. Cabernet Sauvignon is definitely the grape of choice here, with many winemakers also focusing on Bordeaux Blends. Whites are usually Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
Notable FactsWithin the Napa Valley lie smaller sub-AVAs that lend even more character specifics to the wines. Furthest south is Carneros, followed by Yountville, Oakville & Rutherford. Above those two is St.-Helena and finally, just grated an AVA, Calistoga. These areas are situated on the valley floor and are known for creating rich, smooth Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay. There are a few mountain regions as well, nestled on the slopes overlooking the valley AVAs. Those include Howell Mountain, Stags Leap and Mount Veeder. Wines from the mountain regions are often more structured and firm, benefiting from more time in the bottle to evolve and soften.
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Light & Fruity
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