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2012 Clos Du Val Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Clos Du Val

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Our Price: $54.99 / bottle (RRP: $80.00) Case: 6 x 750ml

'Shows real Napa Valley Cabernet character.'
92 Points - James Suckling

  • Clos Du Val, French for “small vineyard estate of a small valley,” was founded in 1972 in the renowned Stags Leap District. The winery was first recognised for its Napa alley Cabernet Sauvignon at the famed Judgment of Paris in 1976, establishing its place as one of Napa Valley’s most iconic winery estates. Still family-owned today, Clos Du Val farms 350 acres of estate vineyards in the Stags Leap District, Carneros and Yountville appellations and continues to craft wines of balance and complexity, showcasing the fruit from the outstanding terroir on which our estate lies.

  • WINEMAKER'S NOTES

    Characteristic of Clos Du Val's world-class style, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon continues the winery's tradition of producing truly elegant wines of balance and complexity. Its opulent, brooding purple hue is accentuated with aromas of ripe black and purple fruit, leather and subtle hints of toast. The palate displays a seamless integration of intense yet approachable fruit flavours that include blackberry and currant with a hint of carob. A rich yet powerful mouth-feel marked by focus, silky tannins give way to a long, lingering finish.

    Alc/vol - 14.1%

  • REVIEWS

    'A firm and beautiful red with black currant and berry character. Full-bodied, silky and refined. Shows real Napa Valley Cabernet character.'
    92 Points - James Suckling

    'Mostly from estate vineyards, and blended with other Bordeaux varieties, this wine balances dense, chewy, sizeable tannins with a juicy core of blackberry, baking spices and leather. Given time, its sense of elegance should rule over its power, while for now, it finishes in bittersweet chocolate. Cellar through 2020.'
    91 Points - Wine Enthusiast



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