St. Clement Napa Valley Essentials 2013
2011 St. Clement Chardonnay Carneros
Deftly balanced, pure and focused, this Chardonnay is brimming with the aromas and flavors of cantaloupe, white peach and honeydew melon. The Chardonnay musque clone, found in our Stanly Lane Vineyard, brings its signature honeysuckle and orange blossom notes to the blend. A creamy mid-palate reminiscent of graham cracker and marshmallow counters the bright acidity and creates a lingering finish. This is a Chardonnay lover’s wine with a pure Carneros pedigree.
2009 St. Clement Merlot Napa Valley
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.