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Fuller Body Red

Clos du Val Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, CA 2016

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PRODUCT OVERVIEW/REVIEWS:
John and Henrietta Goelet founded Clos du Val in 1972. A descendant of Bordeaux's famed wine merchant, Barton & Guestier, John had a vision of producing cabernet sauvignon that would rival the world’s best. French-trained winemaker Bernard Portet was selected to head the search for the perfect property from which to produce these wines. In 1972, two years and five continents later, a parcel in what would become the Stags Leap District in the Napa Valley was chosen to fulfill this lofty dream.*

Clos du Val’s inaugural wine, the 1972 Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon was part of the group that topped French wines in the legendary 1976 Judgment of Paris blind tasting. Ten years later, their cabernet took first place in the Judgment of Paris rematch.* Today, with vineyard holdings in Carneros as well as Stag’s Leap, Clos du Val continues to beguile wine lovers around the world with its award-winning Napa Valley cuvées.

Today’s wine comes from a near-perfect vintage (Rated 98 pts) that bestowed ideal weather conditions on the vines. Blended with cabernet franc, merlot, and petit verdot and aged for 20 months in a combination of new and seasoned French and Hungarian oak barrels, it has aromas of black fruits layered with nutmeg and vanilla that lead to a lushly-textured palate of black cherry, cassis, and blueberry with accents of caramel and mocha. The finish is long and the tannins are velvety smooth, making this wine a luscious pleasure bomb.

Check out the press!

92 Points, James Suckling:
“Some meaty aromas across ripe blackcurrants, blueberries, and gently tarry notes. The palate has a strong core of smoothly grippy tannins and abundant blackcurrants. Give this another year or two. Try from 2020.” (10/14/18)

92 Points, Jeb Dunnuck:
This is..."a rocking cabernet that should be snatched up by readers looking for a terrific value in Napa cabernet at the 50 dollar price point. Blue fruits, sappy herbs, some damp earth, and a touch of mint all emerge from this charming, medium to full-bodied, fruit-loaded effort that delivers the goods." (1/31/19)

90 Points, Wine Enthusiast:
“This...shows bright floral aromatics and bold flavors of blueberry, cinnamon, and clove. The texture is soft and well-integrated, with a light finish.” (9/1/19)

PRODUCT DETAILS:
Producer Name: Clos du Val
Old/New World: New World
Country of Origin: United States
Region: California
Sub-Region: North Coast
Appellation: Napa Valley
Quality Designation: AVA
Grape Varietals: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc, 7% Merlot,
3% Petit Verdot
Vintage: 2016
Product Type: Wine
Wine Style: Fuller Body Red
Winemakers: Ted Henry & Mabel Ojeda 
ABV: 14.5%
Pack/Size: 12/750 ml
Container Type: Dark Green Bordeaux-style bottle
Closure Style: Natural Cork
*winery notes

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