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I figure wine enthusiasts fall into at least three categories. There are those who see wine as an expression of art & soul; something much bigger than the bottle in hand. Some are looking for a trophy to admire and enjoy while communicating who they are. While others want an enjoyable beverage to have on its own or to accompany a meal; better yet, if perceived to be a deal.

I imagine that many of us fall into all of these categories depending on the moment and the wine. None is more, “noble” than another, but I do wonder if the emphasis on trophy wines & their accompaning scores has taken away from plain ordinary enjoyment and/or a realization of the hard work and wonder that goes into making a beautiful wine.

In other words, is the emphasis on scores and consequent perceived worth driving the soul out of winemaking? Or worse, is it motivating winemakers to use the, “score formula” rather than working with the season and the vineyard to define each wine. Is wine a product of nature; a story of place, one season and all the hard working hands & hearts that make it or is it … Read more

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Just heard that our 2007 Wild Iris will be served at all state house dinners in Tennessee.  Iris may be wild, but she definately knows protocol.  She will be a beautiful ambassador from Clark-Claudon.… Read more

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50 cyclists ventured off from the Clark Claudon Ranch to enjoy a 15 to 50 mile ride.  The wild flowers were beautiful & the weather was perfect! Following the ride the cyclists joined with an equal number of picnicers.  All enjoyed Clark-Claudon Wild Iris Sauvignon Blanc & Three Stones Cabernet paired with an awesome lunch prepared by chef Adam Goldring.

The wondeful day resulted in a generous donatinon to Clinica Verde.  Thanks to all of our fantastic participants and the Clif Bar family for their contribution of energy treats.

 We look forward to more Clark-Claudon Escapes!… Read more

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Welcome to Clark Claudon’s blog where we plan to engage you in the unique experience that is Clark-Claudon. For us, producing wine is more than a life style; it is our life and a door to some wonderful possibilities. This blog is one way for us to invite you in to share the experience.

We hope you will be able to visit us and/or enjoy some of our events. Until then, this is a way for you to experience our world, share in a conversation or continue one that has already begun. So, check back regularily, add your comments and enjoy some beautiful photography.… Read more

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