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Clark-Claudon Vineyards’ Cab for Care Program to Benefit Napa Wildlife Rescue

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August 28, 2023, Napa, CA — Clark-Claudon Vineyards and their unique philanthropic venture, Cab for Care, has partnered with Napa Wildlife Rescue to create a delicious fundraising opportunity.

In the summer of 2008, proprietors Laurie Claudon and Tom Clark searched for a connection between their two passions: making wine and making a difference. Out of that process, Clark-Claudon Cabernet for Care was created. 

“We offer a 50% discount on our wines and ask participants to donate the other 50% to a selected charitable cause,” stated Clark-Claudon. 

Thus, Cabernet for Care, as a partnership for good, has raised thousands of dollars for worthy causes.

The highly regarded and critiqued Clark-Claudon wines are sought after by collectors as well as fans of fine wine. And Napa Wildlife Rescue, the only entity in Napa County that is permitted to rescue, rehabilitate and release wildlife back to the Napa wild receives much needed funding in the process.

Tom Clark and Laurie Claudon arrived in Napa Valley in 1974, In 1978, Tom founded Clark-Vineyard Management Company and began to develop and manage vineyards throughout the Napa Valley. Ten years later the couple planned to develop 70 acres of vineyard, however, after completing 16 acres of phase one, they decide to leave the 100-acre balance of forests, creeks, meadows and ponds in its natural state. The first vintage of Clark-Claudon Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon was produced in 1993.

The Cab for Care project was brought into full force in 2008 and has since provided thousands of dollars of charitable funding for entities throughout the Napa Valley.

The Cab for Care program requires the purchaser to make the allotted donation to Napa Wildlife Rescue, depending on the number of bottles purchased, at the time of making the purchase from Clark-Claudon Vineyards. Once the donation and purchase have been confirmed, delivery arrangements are completed.

To purchase wine under the Cab for Care program in partnership with Napa Wildlife Rescue, please visit the Clark-Claudon website store at https://www.clarkclaudon.com/the-wine#shop-section

For more information on Napa Wildlife Rescue, visit https://www.napawildliferescue.org or email the Wildlife Administrator at wildlifeadmin@napawildliferescue.org. NWR may be contacted by mail at P.O. Box 2571, Napa, CA 94558.

Donations may be made online at https://www.napawildliferescue.org/donate.

For animals needing rescue or medical help, please call 707.224-HAWK (4295). 

The NWR Facebook page is an ideal opportunity to read the stories and see the pictures of the non-profit’s work and its day to day operation. https://www.facebook.com/Napa-Wildlife-Rescue-117530298358117.

ABOUT NAPA WILDLIFE RESCUE

Napa Wildlife Rescue (NWR) is an Internal Revenue Code Section 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization and the only entity in Napa County that is permitted to rescue, rehabilitate and release wildlife back to the Napa wild.  NWR operates under permits from the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.  NWR accepts all species of Napa County wildlife that are orphaned, injured or sick, except for some large game animals e.g. bears, lions, and full-grown deer (we do rescue and care for fawns).  Our work is to push back.  If they are orphaned, we raise them.  If they are sick or injured, we heal them.  NWR takes in more than 1200 animals throughout the year, with hundreds of bird, raptor and mammal species being returned to the wild following the specialized care of NWR’s staff and volunteers.

ABOUT NAPA WILDLIFE RESCUE:

Napa Wildlife Rescue (NWR) is an Internal Revenue Code Section 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization and the only entity in Napa County that is permitted to rescue, rehabilitate and release wildlife back to the Napa wild.  NWR operates under permits from the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.  NWR accepts all species of Napa County wildlife that are orphaned, injured or sick, except for some large game animals e.g. bears, lions, and full-grown deer (we do rescue and care for fawns).  Our work is to push back.  If they are orphaned, we raise them.  If they are sick or injured, we heal them.  NWR takes in more than 1200 animals throughout the year, with hundreds of bird, raptor and mammal species being returned to the wild following the specialized care of NWR’s staff and volunteers. 

Available wine under the Cab for Care program to benefit Napa Wildlife Rescue are:

Clark-Claudon Vineyards 2017 Estate Cabernet – $45 instead of $90

A very pretty and tight red with currants and sweet tobacco, as well as cedar and lavender. Full-bodied, chewy and polished. Dense center palate. Shows focus and brightness. Cabernet sauvignon with a dash of petit verdot. Give this two or three years — James Suckling Report 96 pts | Names Top 100 USA Wines

Clark-Claudon Vineyards 2019 Estate Cabernet – $45 instead of $90

Ripe blackberries and plums with some sweet vanilla and chocolate. Roasted almonds and wet earth, too. Full-bodied with bright acidity and a grip of chewy tannins on the long finish. Yet, in spite of the tannins, it remains succulent and plush, but needs some time to soften. Try from 2023.  — James Suckling Report 95 pts

Clark-Claudon Vineyards 2015 Eternity Cabernet – $72 instead of $145

 A dense and layered red with a velvety texture and a rich, juicy finish. Full body with vanilla, blackberries and some cappuccino. This needs another two or three years to come together. — James Suckling Report 95+ pts

Clark-Claudon Vineyards 2016 Eternity Cabernet – $72 instead of $145

2016 The tiny production 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Eternity is a vineyard selection that spent 22 months in 80% new French oak. It’s another smoking good wine from this team. More straight, elegant, and deep, with plenty of structure, it has classic black and blue fruits, violets, and pine forest-like aromas and flavors. With full body, terrific purity, and plenty of mountain tannins as well as concentration, hide bottles for 4-5 years and drink over the following 15-20. 85 cases.  — Jeb Dunnuck 96 pts

Clark-Claudon Vineyards 2017 Eternity Cabernet – $72 instead of $145

Top 100 USA Wines: A very pretty and tight red with currants and sweet tobacco, as well as cedar and lavender. Full-bodied, chewy and polished. Dense center palate. Shows focus and brightness. Cabernet sauvignon with a dash of petit verdot. Give these two or three years. — James Suckling Report 96 pts

Clark-Claudon Vineyards 2018 Eternity Cabernet – $72 instead of $145

A cellar selection blend that is mostly (all?) Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is dense and concentrated, with a full-bodied, mineral laced style carrying impressive Cassis Fruits as well as notes of violets, crushed stone, orange blossom, and freshly sharpened pencils. It’s a classic 2018 that shows the structure and purity of this great vintage. It needs to be forgotten for at least 4-5 years and should have 30 years more of longevity. — Jeb Dunnuck  96 pts

Clark-Claudon Vineyards 2019 Eternity Cabernet – $72 instead of $145

Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2019 Eternity comes bounding out of the glass with exuberant scents of warm cassis, baked plums and stewed blackberries, with hints of fruitcake and exotic spices. Full-bodied, opulent and super concentrated, with plush tannins and sweet, spicy black fruits, it finishes long and fantastically showy. — Wine Advocate 95+ pts

Clark-Claudon Vineyards 2018 Three Stones Cabernet – $50 instead of $100

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