Clos Du Val Merlot, Napa Valley, 2004
83% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc, 6% Cabernet Sauvignon. Clos Du Val's Merlot is a classic Bordeaux-style blend that displays aromas of black fruit and plum and flavors of blackberry, anise and dried herbs. French-oak aged for 16 months, this wine is full bodied, deeply complex and boasts a long finish. French-born winemaker Bernard Portet established Clos Du Val in 1972. Today, winemaker John Clews delivers our trademark style of balance, complexity and elegance with this well regarded Merlot. Alc 13.5% by vol.