St. Clement Progeny Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
The low yielding Progeny Vineyard produced a wine with concentrated flavors of blackberry and cassis with brushy undertones of dried lavender, sage and a hint of eucalyptus. A soft entry leads to a richly satisfying mid-palate, and the soft, supple tannins make this an easygoing wine which is ripe, but not overly extracted. The judicious use of oak brings intriguing notes of mocha and fresh ground coffee.
This would be an excellent accompaniment to beef tenderloin with shallots and a red wine glaze, or oven roasted polenta with braised wild mushrooms.
Vinous / Antonio Galloni - "The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Progeny Vineyard, from a vineyard on Mt. Veeder, emerges from the glass with layers of floral-infused fruit. This is a beautiful, expressive Cabernet backed up by plenty of underlying mountain structure. A deep, intense finish rounds things out beautifully. "
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.
About CaliforniaIt's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country into itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
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