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Cabernet for Care in Tokyo

Cabernet for Care raises money for Run for a Cure at the Pink Ball in Tokyo.

Clark-Claudon auction lot up 40%

Premiere Napa Valley

By the time the last gavel came down on Premiere Napa Valley; a record breaking $3.2 million had been raised!!!  That is 31% higher than last year. Our 2010, five case barrel lot went even higher; 40% higher than the 2011 event!

Held last weekend, Premiere Napa Valley welcomes national and international trades people who come to enjoy Napa Valley hospitality and to taste upcoming wines and unique barrel lots.  The event culminates with an exciting, fast moving auction where the trade bids on the lots they plan to sell to their customers.

The event is always a dependable barometer of how the industry is fairing.  Given the incredible results, Napa Valley is up and Clark~Claudon is way up!

Robert Parker's Review

Robert M. Parker's Wine Advocate # 198 Dec 2011
Robert M. Parker's Wine Advocate # 198 Dec 2011

The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon is an attractive wine laced with sweet grilled herbs, dark cherries, plums, espresso and tobacco. It shows plenty of nuance and delineation. The mid-weight structure suggests it is best enjoyed over the next handful of years. The 2008 spent two years in French oak, 65% new. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018.

Vintage 2008 was not an easy one for Clark-Caudon. The estate lost 50% of their crop during the spring frost. The resulting wine, though, is fabulous.

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Antonio Galloni's Review

Robert M. Parker's Wine Advocate # 204 Dec 2012
Robert M. Parker's Wine Advocate # 204 Dec 2012

Plums, menthol and spices are some of the notes that emerge from Clark-Claudon’s 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon. This is an especially soft, supple Cabernet that appears best suited for drinking over the next few years. Sweet, silky tannins frame an attractive, floral-infused finish. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017.

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This is a fantastic wine. A Napa cab has to be really good for me to like it and Clark-Claudon hits the mark. This wine was sent to me as part of my California Wine Club Signature Series shipment and kudos to them for including such a fantastic, small-lot producer like Clark-Claudon in their club.  This wine runs about $50-$75 and later vintages are in the $80 range so it is not inexpensive by any means. Part of the price is due to the so-called "Napa premium" as wines from Napa tend to garner premium prices because of the region's reputation for superior vineyards and winemaking. But if you want to try a fine Napa cabernet and are willing to splurge a bit, Clark-Claudon is worth checking out.

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