Wines from USA


Clos Robert

The Clos Robert Winery was started in 1985 when a French Company failed in their bid for Kendall-Jackson. So Clos Robert was born with a "French Connection."

The first vintage came mostly from a winery in Oakville and sold out in 2 weeks after a review from a journalist. So here we are in a new Millennium...Clos Robert has been “reborn”, and my previous employer has graciously sold me the winery permit and its labels. Today we have to be more focused, and careful in our blending process.

Our philosophy has always been to over-deliver for the price, but today in order to get good fruit, and out-standing bulk, you have to pay a little more. I have hired a coordinator/oenologist who lives in Healdsburg, so now I can be tipped off faster to top parcels available.

We buy about 50 to 60% of our needs as grapes and custom crush them at a rented facility in Sebastopol.

 
Clos Robert Chardonnay
 

Cool climate Anderson Valley fruit brings complexity to this Burgundian style Chardonnay.

This lightly oaked wine shows distinct pear and apple characteristics along with hints of citrus and tropical notes and bracing minerality on the finish.

The wine is an ideal accompaniment to seafood and salads.

The wine is ready to enjoy now but would improve with short-term cellaring of 1-2 years.

Alcohol: 13.5%
UPC #: 839154008019
 
 
 
Clos Robert Cabernet Sauvignon
 

Showing classic Bordeaux influences the initial nose of bell pepper and eucalyptus is followed by a core of dark red fruits such as black currant and cassis. Subtle anise and mocha notes are well balanced as the wine finishes with an alluring minty flavor.

The wine is an ideal accompaniment to rich meat dishes and pastas.

This wine is ready to enjoy now but would amply reward cellaring for up 3-5 years.

Alcohol:  %
UPC #: 839154008040
 
Awards and Ratings:
* Poured by the glass at the Morrell NYC Wine Bar