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Clendenen Family

This not just another label, it is a project of passion for winemaker/owner Jim Clendenen.  These are artisan, small lots of distinctive wines where commerce is not the driving force. These wines have the luxury to be in barrel as long as they need it (5 years for the Nebbiolo!). Wines that are nuanced, long lived, food-friendly, with firm acidities, and moderate alcohol. For older vintages, see menu.

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A deep, layered red with aromas and flavors of plums, dried roses and earth. Five years barrel age brought all the compents together harmoniously. Balance between the richness, the bright acidity, and moderated tannins, make this wine a versatile food wine. Enjoy with grilled salmon, roast pork, or mushroom risotto.

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SKU: NECPP15D

This is our “reserve” Nebbiolo. The wine, though aged in barrel for five years, has fresh floral notes and shows wild strawberry and plum aromatics. The mouth filling texture accompanies dried cherry flavors which transition into a clean bright finish with good acid balance. Scored 93 points Antonio Galloni's Vinous; 91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.

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SKU: NECFP11Y
 

Our best Viognier to date, is one of the best you'll find anywhere. The 2017 offers restrained melon, pear and honeysuckle notes along with excellent structure and balanced acidity. The viscosity is rich but understated. Truly regal. Serve with shellfish, roast chicken, and pastas with creamy white sauce. Scored 91 points Jeb Dunnuck. 

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SKU: VICFV17D

Great value! Even though the wine is on the young side, the wine is complex suggesting dried cherries, blackberries with a touch of Santa Maria brush. Surprisingly rich in the mouth. Worth twice the price.

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SKU: PNCFP17D
 

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 94 points Antonio Galloni's Vinous; 95 points Jeb Dunnuck.

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SKU: CHCFV15Y

Grown in Clendenen’s certified organic, home vineyard planted in 1998. Rich and powerful on the palate, the wine has considerable textural richness and resonance. Orchard fruit, mint, white flowers and honey are framed by new French oak in this super-expressive Chardonnay. Scored 92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.

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SKU: CHCFV14Y
 

Beautifully perfumed, with notes of sweet cherries, underbrush, cured meats and dried flowers. It is a medium-bodied wine, silky and polished on the palate, with a fabulous texture. Should drink well for a decade or more. Score 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate.; 90 points Antonio Galloni's Vinous.

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SKU: PNCFV15Y

This extra-bottle-aged beauty is a showstopper; elegant flavors of dried berry, cherry and wild plum are filled with plenty of cedar and spice details. Forest floor accents linger. Dried mint notes show on the lithe finish. Very suave and finely textured. 96 points Wine Enthusiast; 92 points Wine Spectator; 92 points Antonio Galloni's Vinous; Score 91 points Jeb Dunnuck.

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SKU: PNCFV14Y
 

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.

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SKU: VICFT15Y
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$33.33

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.

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SKU: VICFT14Y
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$33.33