St. Clement Oroppas 2007
Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California
Rich and concentrated, this wine opens with aromas of black plum, vanilla, brown sugar and cinnamon. On the palate, flavors of black currant, roasted coffee and bittersweet chocolate are wrapped in velvety tannins. Notes of dark chocolate and raspberry jam lead to a long finish. Cabernet Franc and Petite Verdot were blended in to enhance the structure and mid-palate weight.
The Wine Advocate - "The 2007 Oroppas (92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc) exhibits a more tannic structure as well as notes of cedarwood, roasted herbs, bay leaf, red and black currants, licorice, and toasty oak. It requires 2-3 years of bottle age, and should drink well over the following 20 years.
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
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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
- Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Smooth & Supple
- Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Earthy & Spicy
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Big & Bold