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Date Printed: 4/24/2014
St. Clement Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
St. Clement Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
(search item no. 89143)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/24/2014: $31.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 89 points
2004 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 88 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1996 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1994 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This elegant Cabernet Sauvignon is made from fruit grown on the valley floor throughout Napa Valley and represents distinct growing regions from southern Napa to St. Helena. The addition of Cabernet Franc creates structure in the wine while a touch of Merlot adds length to the mid-palate and a layer of fruit aromatics on the nose. Aged 18 months in 66 percent new French oak, the lots were aged separately until blended before bottling.

Red cherry, rhubarb and spice aromas are the introduction to this elegant wine as flavors of raspberry, cherry and rhubarb pie co-mingle with anise, clove and hints of cocoa powder on the palate. Soft tannins carry this well-balanced Cabernet to a lengthy and flavorful finish.

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About 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.