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Good by 2015, Hello New Year!

2015 was quite a year!  The continued drought had a major impact in the vineyard.  Bud break and consequently harvest were both very early.  Plus, continued lack of rain prompted the vines to hold on to their resources resulting in one of the smallest harvests across the Napa Valley. We were down 30%!

Yet, what the vines took in production they gave back in quality.  The 2015 vintage is absolutely awesome; rich, silky and beautiful.  You can expect these wines to be in high demand with very little to go around.

In 2015 our Eternity Reserve Cabernet’s following continued to grow. Our 2012 & 2013 Cabernets received stellar reviews and high scores from Robert Parker and James Laube and the 2014 Wild Iris was sold out within months of release.  Thanks to our team; Josh Clark of Clark-Vineyard Management and winemakers Frederic Delivert & Jean Hoefliger for these great wines!

Watch for our 2015 Wild Iris release and 2011 Three Stones Cabernet for Care offering in February.  Our 2013 Eternity release will not be too far behind followed by the 2013 traditional Estate Cabernet next fall. We can’t wait to share these wines with you.

Happy New Year!

Robert Parker's Review

Robert M. Parker's Wine Advocate # 221 Oct 2015
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Robert M. Parker's Wine Advocate # 221 Oct 2015

The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon offers up mulberry and floral notes, some blacker currants, and touches of licorice, forest floor and underbrush. Displaying impressive purity, medium to full-bodied texture, and ripe, well-integrated tannin, it should drink well for 15-20 years.  — Robert Parker

Robert Parker's Review

Robert M. Parker's Wine Advocate # 221 Oct 2015
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Robert M. Parker's Wine Advocate # 221 Oct 2015

The stunning 2013 Eternity Proprietary Red wine is obviously a Bordeaux blend. It reveals unsmoked cigar tobacco and licorice, Christmas fruitcake, cedar wood and plenty of blackberry and cassis fruit along with a full-bodied palate. The oak is well-disguised by the wine’s lavish concentration and intensity. It should drink beautifully for another 20+ years.” — Robert Parker

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Robert Parker's Review

Robert M. Parker's Wine Advocate # 215 Oct 2014
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Robert M. Parker's Wine Advocate # 215 Oct 2014

This may be the finest wine I have ever tasted from Clark-Claudon Vineyards. The inky/purple-colored 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Eternity (97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot) exhibits a beautiful perfume of crème de cassis, blueberries, boysenberries and spring flowers. This dense, full-bodied wine possesses good freshness, tremendous opulence and richness, and a long finish. Drink this beauty over the next 15 or more years.  — Robert Parker

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Enjoyed at bat-mitzvah celebration! Congratulations to our customer’s daughter!

Congratulations to our customer’s daughter!

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