Posts Tagged ‘St. Clement’

1997 St. Clement Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa

The wine is drinking at it peak right now. The wood notes of cedar and roast coffee, so prominent upon release, are now well integrated with the black fruits. There is still a thickness on the palate, but no tannic bite. Everything is married… Read more


1996 St. Clement Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa

Served from a magnum, this wine is mellow and integrated, with soft red fruits and tobacco notes. Ready to drink now. MSRP: N/A (August 2003) Wine Lines rating:… Read more


1996 St. Clement Cabernet Sauvignon, Howell Mountain

Served from a magnum, the wine is still young, with a dark ruby color. Complex and a bit closed yet, offering up dusty currant fruit, tobacco leaf, cedar, olive and mocha. The tannins are just starting to soften up. MSRP: N/A (August… Read more


1997 St. Clement Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa

Lots of extracted cassis, anise, black olive, coffee, dust and minerals. Finishes smooth. Already throwing sediment. MSRP: N/A (New Year’s Eve, 2002) Wine Lines rating: 90 Group:… Read more


1995 St. Clement Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

A deeply extracted wine with ripe red berry and cherry fruit and spicebox qualities. In impeccable balance, it’s eminently drinkable now, but capable of aging gracefully for 20-plus years. This should be the benchmark wine that raises winemaker… Read more


1995 St. Clement Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

The black color correctly reflects the massiveness of the blackberry, cassis, cedar, coffee and anise in this fruit-packed Cab. Still a year-and-a-half away from release. Watch for it. MSRP: N/A (December 1997) Wine Lines rating: 95… Read more