2019 Clos Du Val Carneros Chardonnay
2019 Clos Du Val Carneros Estate Chardonnay, Napa Valley, California, United States
APPELLATION: Carneros, Napa Valley, 100% Chardonnay
FERMENTATION: Stainless steel tanks at 55°F, AGING: 5 months in Neutral Oak
Showcasing brilliant acidity and crisp minerality, Chardonnay opens with bright aromas of lemon, green apple, and pear. On the palate, fresh notes of honeydew melon, tart stone fruit, and jasmine converge into a clean finish.
Made exclusively using grapes from our own acclaimed Carneros estate vineyard, which we have been farming for more than four decades, this Chardonnay leads with vibrant aromas of cotton, vanilla and jasmine flower. On the palate, balanced acidity gives the wine a smooth mouthfeel with a refreshing green apple finish.
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate: The Estate Chardonnay comes barreling out of the glass with ripe pears, apricots and honeydew melon scents, followed by nuances of lemon butter and crushed almonds. The medium-bodied palate reveals a spicy hint of oak, complementing the juicy stone fruit and melon-inspired flavors, finishing long and creamy.
Clos du Val, French for “small vineyard estate of a small valley,” was founded in 1972 in the renowned Stags Leap District. The winery was first recognized for its Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon at the famed Judgment of Paris in 1976, establishing its place as one of Napa Valley’s most iconic winery estates. 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 our estate lies.