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Date Printed: 12/27/2014
St. Clement Merlot 2006
St. Clement Merlot 2006
(search item no. 98833)

PRICE ON 12/27/2014: $21.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This Merlot opens with aromas of black currant, milk chocolate and raspberry jam. The palate follows through with rich flavors of cranberry, black cherry, anise and dark chocolate with a hint of smoky oak. The grapes for this Merlot were hand harvested and fermented in a combination of open and closed top fermenters to maximize concentration and extraction in the final blend.
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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.