2013 Clos Du Val Napa Valley Chardonnay
Cracka Value Rating
RRP $60.00 per bottle
Our Price $42.99
$257.94 (6 x 750ml)
Clos Du Val, French for “small vineyard estate of a small valley,” was founded in 1972 in the renowned Stags Leap District by Franco-American vintner John Goelet. The winery was first recognized for its Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons at the famed Judgment of Paris in 1976, establishing its place as one of Napa Valley’s most iconic winery estates. Still familyowned today, Clos Du Val farms 350 acres of estate vineyards in the Stags Leap District, Carneros and Yountville appellations. Focusing on this diverse palette of fruit, Winemaker Kristy Melton makes elegantly structured wines notable for their balance, complexity, and vivid fruit character.
Tasting note: The stunning year of 2013 produced some of the best quality fruit we have had the pleasure to work with at the winery. Our estate vineyard in Carneros is composed of seven different clones that produce beautifully complex aromas and flavors. The wine opens with aromas of fresh apples, pineapple and pear coupled with soft vanilla and toast. The palate is met with flavors of tropical fruit, lemon curd and fresh citrus. The mouthfeel is full and integrated with vibrancy and life, perfect for enjoying on its own or paired with poultry, seafood and pastas.