A sharing of two passions; making wine & making a difference. Simply said, you pay 50% of retail while we trust you to donate the other 50% to a charitable cause of your choice.A sharing of two passions; making wine & making a difference. Simply said, you pay 50% of retail while we trust you to donate the other 50% to a charitable cause of your choice.
Current Offering: Etched 3L’s; 1999, 2000, 2001 (sold out sorry) , or 2002
Cab for Care: $250.00
Donation to Charity of Your Choice: $250.00
1999 Estate Cabernet:
"Another brilliant effort from this up-and coming Napa estate, Clark-Claudon's 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits an opaque blue/purple color, and a sweet perfume of minerals, blue as well as black fruits. Medium to full-bodied, it possesses outstanding purity in addition to well-integrated tannin, acidity, and wood. Vintages to date have blended grace, power and subtlety, resulting in extremely impressive Cabernets. Moreover, they are built to last. Anticipated maturity: 2006-2022."
— 92+ points Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, August 2002 885 cases produced
2000 Estate Cabernet:
"This winery has not missed a beat since its debut vintage, and their 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon, from a difficult year, is outstanding. A dense ruby/purple color is accompanied by sweet aromas of blueberries, blackberries, and hints of minerals, graphite, and spice box. Supple-textured and elegant with a rich, long, medium to full-bodied finish."
— 90 points Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, December 2003
2001 Estate Cabernet:
"Reminiscent of a great vintage of Chateau Margaux, Clark-Claudon's 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate boasts notes of flowers, graphite, black currants, raspberries, and plums. This tannic, backward 2001 possesses a Bordeaux-like structure as well as a deep, rich, full-bodied personality. Still playing it close to the vest, give it 3-4 more years of bottle age and drink it over the following two decades."
— 92+ points Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, February 2005
2002 Estate Cabernet:
"From lower Howell Mountain, this 100% Cab has big time tannins and tremendous authority. It is slightly rustic now, with an edgy feel, but the core of ripe Cabernet fruit suggests that it will blossom and improve by 2008, and then hold until at least 2015."
— Wine Enthusiast, Cellar Selection 91 Points
THE HISTORY OF CABERNET FOR CARE
In the summer of 2008 Laurie Claudon & Tom Clark searched for a connection between their two passions; making wine and making a difference. Out of that process, “Cabernet for Care” was created.
Initially, Laurie chose a non-profit to support through Cab for Care. The wine was offered at a 50% discount while the other 50% was donated to that charity. The customer would then receive a receipt for tax purposes.
Since then the program has evolved into a very basic format. Simply said, the customer pays 50% of retail for the allocated wine while promising to donate the other 50% to a charitable cause of their choice. There are no checks and balances, but rather a sense of trust.
Over the years, Cabernet for Care has quietly supported cancer research, wounded veterans, mentally and physically challenged children, and educational programs among others.
“It is impossible not to be proud of how Cabernet for Care has brought together good people and needy causes; so simple yet so powerful!”
— Laurie Claudon