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Clos Du Val Merlot 1998

Merlot from Napa Valley, California
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    Dark red in color, this Merlot has rich, earthy aromas of black currant and spice. An elegant, full entry leads to a very well structured mid-palate of rich berry fruits and pepper. The oak is nicely integrated with the fruit, enhancing the wine's elegant, long finish.

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    Clos Du Val, Napa Valley, California
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    Clos Du Val, French for “small vineyard estate of a small valley,” was founded in 1972, an era that wine writer Hugh Johnson referred to as “the turning point in modern wine history.” Two years before, the Goelet family tasked talented French-born winemaker Bernard Portet with finding vineyard land, anywhere in the world, capable of producing a world-class Cabernet Sauvignon.

    Clos Du Val’s legendary debut Cabernet Sauvignon was one of only six California Cabernets selected for the famous 1976 Judgment of Paris Tasting, where California defeated some of Bordeaux’s finest wines. Ten years later, Clos Du Val’s reputation for creating some of Napa Valley's most gracefully age-worthy wines was solidified, when its 1972 Cabernet Sauvignon took first place in the Judgment of Paris rematch.

    Still family-owned today, Clos Du Val farms 350 acres of estate vineyards in the Stags Leap District, Carneros and Yountville appellations and continues to craft wines of balance and complexity, showcasing the fruit from the outstanding terroir on which the estate lies.

    WLD2001086_1998 Item# 26638