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2003 Clark-Claudon - Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 89 WA
  • 87 WS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 70970-2003-375-2F
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 87

    Firm and intense, with a mix of spice, currant, mineral and herb. The tannins are a bit raw, ending with a dry, leathery edge. 1,800 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 89

    The 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate exhibits an evolved dark plum/ruby color already revealing some lightening at the edge. Nevertheless, it is a tasty, seductive effort displaying notes of plums, licorice, black currants, figs, and soy. This medium-bodied, fleshy Cabernet appears to be on a fast evolutionary track, so consumption over the next 7-8 years is recommended.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Author: sikora398
Tom and Laurie Clark staked their dream to a small parcel on the east side of Howell Mountain and produced their first vintage in 1993. The winemaking style is elegant in its subtlety, and reflects the parcel's unique microclimate. Douglas Danielak is winemaker.

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 220 bottles owned
  • 41 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 89
    (Out of 41 collectors)