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If you're looking for the perfect place to pop the question (or just whisper sweet nothings in her ear), there's nothing more romantic than our vineyard-view terrace or on cold days, the cozy fireplace in the St. Clement house. Club members: book ahead of time and we'll make sure you have the place to yourselves.
With foodies and wine connoisseurs more interested in where their food and wine comes from, we're proud to say that at St. Clement we're true locovores. All of our grapes are grown in vineyards within a 30-mile radius of the winery.
Most people don't realize that winter is one of the best times to visit Napa Valley. Tasting rooms are quiet, roads aren't crowded and reservations are a snap. And you can always get warm next to the fireplace at St. Clement!
Danielle is a vegetarian and avid gardener who loves matching St. Clement wines with vegetarian dishes. Some of her favorites: homemade Butternut Squash Raviolis, Polenta with Gooey Goat Cheese, Pumpkin Soup or even more delicate soups such as Miso.
Rich, ripe and juicy, the 2010 Oroppas is driven by classic aromas of plum, quince, black cherry and black currant, and accented with inviting dark chocolate and cinnamon notes. The palate generously showcases a concentrated and elegant structure with flavors of fresh blackberry and sweet mocha. This vintage displays the signature Oroppas characteristics with an intense fruit core, smooth tannins and balanced acidity.
Aromas of strawberry, cranberry, and raspberry jam with underlying hints of dark chocolate, vanilla cream soda, nutmeg, and cassis. In the palate are flavors of chocolate covered espresso beans, brown spices, and blackberries. The mouth feel is round, but finishes with a solid structure and tannin. The wine was aged in French oak barrels for 19 months to give it a supple texture and ample weight to stand on its own or enjoy with food.
The 2010 Napa Valley Merlot opens with generous aromas of cranberry, red plum, pomegranate and dark chocolate, with an enticing herbal note of eucalyptus. Juicy pomegranate remains consistent on the palate and is joined by subtle nuances of spice and black pepper, and a hint of sweet smoke from oak barrels add a welcomed complexity. The vibrant fruit and oak integration carries through to the finish, while the fine, dusty tannins softly structure this elegant wine.
"The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Oroppas brings together a gorgeous combination of silkiness and power. Mocha, espresso, plum and smoke inform a textured, expressive Cabernet long on personality. The 2011 emerges from a number of parcels, but most of the fruit is from Paras on Mt. Veeder. This is an especially luscious, inviting wine from St. Clement."
-Antonio Galloni, VINOUS, November 2013
This Cabernet Sauvignon is plush and ripe, offering cassis, black cherry and blackberry notes with a dusting of mocha and cocoa powder. The well-fruited mid-palate is plump and lush, with toasty oak notes of vanilla, chocolate, caramel and espresso. Framed by fine tannins, the wine has good acidity and a dense, mouth filling structure, finishing with hints of mint, lavender and black licorice.
Issue #186 December 23, 2011
The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Star Vineyard flows across the palate with layers of dark, seamless fruit. It is a soft, textured wine graced with soft, supple tannins and a silky personality. Tar, smoke and licorice add considerable complexity and nuance on the finish.
Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018.
The impressive 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Steinhauer Ranch boasts a deep ruby/purple color as well as aromas of sweet blackberries, crushed rocks, and acacia flowers, deep, concentrated flavors, and a well-proportioned, fresh, pure finish. Drink it over the next 15 years.
Issue #186 December 23, 2011
The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Armstrong Ranch is a deep, powerful wine. Firm yet well-integrated tannins frame a core of expressive dark red fruit, mineral, mint, licorice and tar. The Armstrong Ranch is one of the bigger, more structured wines in this lineup. The low yields and microclimate of this site on Diamond Mountain come through in the wine's weight and sheer personality. The big tannins need time in bottle to soften a touch. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2021.
Issue #186 December 23, 2011
The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Steinhauer comes across as ethereal at first, then gains volume and shape in the glass. Dark red fruit, minerals, mint, flowers, spices and anise are all woven together nicely. There is plenty of length, persistence and Howell Mountain character on the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2029.
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St. Helena Cyclery
Bike Ride Through Napa St. Helena Cyclery rents bikes, which is great for seeing the valley up close and personal. I like
to bike down the Silverado Trail to Bouchon Bakery, eat a croissant, and then bike back. That's exercise, right?
St. Clement produces a classic Cabernet Sauvignon from this vineyard, known for its elegance and superb tannin structure.
Although it's at a higher elevation, the vineyard is actually warmer than the valley floor most nights, but cooler during the day.
Tournahu features two very different soil types – one is loose and rocky while the other is a heavier Bale Clay Loam – necessitating that we pick the vineyard twice at harvest time.
The majority of the vineyard is planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, and the first vintage was in 2005.
Located just north of the winery, the Bale Lane Vineyard has well drained soils and a slightly warmer Napa Valley climate, which yields beautifully ripe Sauvignon Blanc.
This vineyard is the backbone of Orropas year after year. It's the component that tames the tannins of Howell Mountain, and adds depth, complexity and aroma to the Diamond Mountain and Mount Veeder fruit.
Spanning the area between the Yountville and Oakville Crossroads in Napa Valley, this sprawling vineyard is the source of some of our finest Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon.
The vineyard is one of our sources for Merlot, and although its soils can generally be described as shallow and gravelly, our grapes come from two blocks with distinctly different soil structures that yield distinct flavor profiles.
This vineyard sits off Atlas Peak Road in the Coombsville area of Napa Valley. Though the amount of fruit we get from Verhey – all Cabernet Sauvignon – is small, it's worth the effort.
This vineyard, which makes up a significant portion of the Napa Valley Cabernet blend, is usually one of the last vineyards in Napa Valley to be harvested each year.
Located just a half-mile from the San Pablo Bay in the prestigious Carneros appellation at the southern end of the Napa Valley, Stanly Ranch is ideal for growing Chardonnay, Viognier and Pinot Noir grapes that make mouthwatering, complex wines.
Located in Carneros, at the Southern tip of the Napa Valley, close of the San Pablo Bay, where marine influences of morning fog and afternoon breezes, create an ideal climate for growing Chardonnay and Merlot.