Clos Du Val’s Chardonnay is pale gold in color. The wine has aromas of pear, white peach and citrus. The citrus appears again on the palate, where it is met by flavors even more fruit — tropical notes, melon and green apple — with a hint of vanillin and cream. This rich, full bodied Chardonnay exhibits the balance and elegance that are characteristic of Clos Du
Val style. Fruit, oak and acidity meld together, resulting in a wine that complements food and
culminates in a long, crisp finish.
Clos Du Val, French for "small vineyard estate of a small valley,” was founded in 1972 in the now legendary Stags Leap District by John Goelet and French winemaker Bernard Portet. After a worldwide search to purchase vineyard properties from which to craft world-class Bordeaux and Burgundy varietals, 150 acres in the now legendary Stags Leap District and 180 acres in the cool Carneros District were chosen, from which Clos Du Val Winery, a true Napa Valley icon, was born. Today, for Clos Du Val winemakers John Clews and Kristy Melton, it’s the fruit from these distinctive vineyards that serves as the foundation for crafting the balanced, terroir-driven wines of elegance for which Clos Du Val is known.