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Library Wines - Clendenen Family

Since Jim Clendenen's first vintage in 1982, his wines have been the beacon of character, balance and restraint. No high alcohols or overblown fruit. Consequently, the wines age beautifully bringing a different expression to an already classy wine. Jim had the foresight to hold back his wines for future enjoyment. And now these extremely rare wines are available for those that know the difference patience brings. Need a specific vintage? Contact us. The library is expansive but we monitor their availability directly from the winery.

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A beautifully balanced Grenache with the whimsical berry and earth notes in the nose followed by a deeper berry and spice palate. Only a few barrels made of this wine.

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SKU: GRCFV09Y

Pinot Noir. Single Clone #115. Located next to Los Alamos Vineyard, Rancho La Cuna is an bucolic oasis of olive trees, heritage gardens and a five acre vineyard planted to Pinot Noir, Viognier, and Syrah that Jim Clendenen owns. Production is low and the wines produced seldom reach the shelves before they are gone. This is a beautiful, well stated Pinot of elegance and balance.

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SKU: PNCCL13Y
 

Pinot Noir. Single Clone #115.Located next to Los Alamos Vineyard, Rancho La Cuna is an bucolic oasis of olive trees, heritage gardens and a five acre vineyard planted to Pinot Noir, Viognier, and Syrah that Jim Clendenen owns. Production is low and the wines produced seldom reach the shelves before they are gone. This is a beautiful, well stated Pinot of elegance and balance.

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SKU: PNCCL12Y

Sumptuous, creamy and wonderfully inviting. The natural density and weight of the vintage are evident, and yet the wine retains terrific balance to play off a core of orchard fruit, pineapple, passionfruit, oak toastiness and floral notes. Grown in Clendenen’s certified organic, home vineyard planted in 1998.  Score 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate; 94 points Antonio Galloni's Vinous; 95 points Jeb Dunnuck.

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SKU: CHCFV15Y
 

Reminiscent of a white Burgundy from the 1990s, opening in the glass with notes of buttered apples, toasted macadamia nuts, vanilla,  and toasty new oak. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied and glossy, clearly marked by its lees contact, with good length and grip on the flavorful finish. Score 94 points Jeb Dunnuck; Score 94 points Wine Spectator; Score 94 points Antonio Galloni's Vinous; Score 93 points Robert Parker.

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SKU: CHCFV13Y

A big, rich, balanced Chardonnay with intriguing aromas of apricots, pear, honey, butter, hazelnuts, and spices. Rich and intense on the palate, with gorgeous depth. Score: 94 points Robert Parker; Score: 93 points Antonio Galloni's Vinous; 93 points Wine Enthusiast; 90 points Wine Spectator.

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SKU: CHCFV12Y
 

A big, rich, balanced Chardonnay with intriguing aromas of apricots, pear, honey, butter, hazelnuts, and spices. Rich and intense on the palate, with gorgeous depth. Score: 92 points Robert Parker.

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SKU: CHCFV11Y

A big, rich, balanced Chardonnay with intriguing aromas of apricots, pear, honey, butter, hazelnuts, and spices. Rich and intense on the palate, with gorgeous depth, the 2009 is all about texture.. Score 94 points/Editor's Choice Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Score 91 points from Vinous.

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SKU: CHCFV09Y
 

A rich, textured white with succulent flavors of succulent pear, apples, spices and flowers. This Chardonnay reflects Jim's ideal: superb concentration without over-ripening ... low alcohol with strength and persistence. Scored 90 points from Antonio Galloni'sVinous.

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SKU: CHCFV07Y

Our "reserve" Viognier is a luscious, viscous dry white. Subtle aromas of pear, stone fruit and honeydew melon are joined by white peach and tangerine blossom on the palate. Score 91 points Antonio Galloni's Vinous.

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SKU: VICFT12Y