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Clos Du Val Zinfandel 1997

Zinfandel from California
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    Our 1997 Zinfandel has a deep ruby color with garnet overtones. An intense nose of ripe blackberry, brambly notes and hints of spice and pepper leads to fresh, well structured, rich and elegant flavors. This wine is loaded with black spice and ripe fruit. Hints of blackberry, leather and cedar on the finish.

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    Clos Du Val, 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.

    FED32584_1997 Item# 8113