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Date Printed: 7/30/2014
St. Clement Merlot 2009
St. Clement Merlot 2009
(search item no. 119037)

PRICE ON 7/30/2014: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine News rating: 90 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:

Aromas of strawberry, cranberry, and raspberry jam with underlying hints of dark chocolate, vanilla cream soda, nutmeg, and cassis. On the palate are flavors of chocolate covered espresso beans, brown spices, and blackberries. The moutheel is round, but finishes with a solid structure and tannin. The wine was aged in French oak barrels for 19 months to give it a supple texture and ample weight to stand on its own or enjoy with food.

Blend: 95% Merlot, 5% Cabernet

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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.