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2013 Eternity

Production Notes

Grape Source: 17 acre, Mountain Estate, Single Vineyard, Certified Sustainable
Varietal Content: 97% Estate Cabernet, 3% Estate Petit Verdot
Alcohol Content: 15%
Aging: Barrel fermented & aged for 2 years in 70% new French Oak
Winemaking Team: Winemaker Frederic Delivert & Consultant Jean Hoefliger
Vineyard Management: Tom Clark & Josh Clark; Clark Vineyard Management
GM & Marketing: Laurie Claudon
Photography/Special Projects: Briana Clark Forgie
Production (cases): 229

2013 Eternity

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IN THE VINEYARD & WINERY

After the 2012 vintage, few thought such a perfect growing season could be matched. But then along came the 2013, leaving us with ever widening smiles. Mother Nature was doubling her effort to make up for harder times.

Ideal spring bud break, steady flowering, even fruit set and luxurious, uninterrupted warm days and cool nights…does this sound familiar? In 2013 these conditions again made for optimal ripening. On the crush pad, we watched wide eyed as our 2013 Eternity Cabernet grapes danced in a pool of dark rich juice. There was no doubt, the 2013 would have its own place in the list of other worldly Napa Valley Cabernet Vintages.

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

James Suckling

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A dense and layered red with a velvety texture and a rich, juicy finish. Full body with vanilla, blackberries and some cappuccino. This needs another two or three years to come together. —  James Suckling

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

Robert Parker's Review

Robert M. Parker's Wine Advocate # 209 Oct 2013
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Robert M. Parker's Wine Advocate # 209 Oct 2013

The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Eternity exhibits an opaque purple color as well as abundant notes of licorice, incense, forest floor, and a boatload of black and blue fruits. This full-bodied, stunning blend of 91.1% Estate Cabernet Sauvignon and 8.9% Estate Petit Verdot will benefit from another 2-3 years of cellaring, and should keep for 25-30 years thereafter.

Brilliant Review-'09 Eternity

Wine Enthusiast
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Wine Enthusiast

With elaborate oak, concentrated fruit, dense tannins and exquisite balance, this tiny production Cabernet—the winery’s first-ever reserve—demands to be cellared. It’s completely dry and rich in blackberries, black currants, baking chocolate, anise and minerals. It feels dramatic from the start, like the opening notes of a great symphony or rock song. Cellar it for at least eight years, and it could age well beyond that. — S.H.

Antonio Galloni's Review

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

The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Eternity is quite a bit richer and weightier than the straight bottling. Plums, cassis, camphor, spices and graphite all flow effortlessly in this medium to full-bodied wine. There is plenty of stuffing in the glass, which suggests the 2009 will continue to deliver considerable pleasure for a number of years. The addition of 11.5% Petit Verdot is felt in the gravitas and sheer density of the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2027.

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Photos by Briana Marie Photography