Clos Du Val Merlot, Napa Valley, 2004

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 96% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Sauvignon, which was French-oak aged for 16 months. With aromas of blackcurrant and plum and flavors of dried herbs, anise and black fruit, this Merlot exemplifies why a classic is always in style. Alc. 13.5% by vol.