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Date Printed: 12/27/2014
St. Clement Oroppas 2008
St. Clement Oroppas 2008
(search item no. 119480)
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 12/27/2014: $44.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2003 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1994 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Plump, ripe and juicy, the 2008 Orropas opens with signature aromas of black currant and black cherry, along with pretty floral and cinnamon notes that give intensity to the bouquet. Supple flavors of plum, berry jam, dark chocolate, cocoa powder and pure vanilla extract arrive on a palate that is richly textured. With tannins that are smooth and velvety, the 2008 Orropas – like its predecessors -- can be fully enjoyed without extensive aging.

Blend: 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 2% Petite Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc

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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.