Clos du Val

Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.260 ratings
9.19 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
"Odedi"

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a delicious one.

Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim. Not showing age at all.

Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, cooked strawberries, spices, cedar, vanilla, licorice, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, light vegetables, pencil lead, peppercorn, leather and coffee.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, cedar, earth, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, coke, peppercorn, pencil lead and dark coffee.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle, and better with airtime.

This 6 years old is still young, but already enjoyable. Will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 10 years.

This is from a great vintage and it is showing beautifully right now.

Nicely balanced and fruit forward.
Loved the nose once it opens up.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly, so be patient.

Robert Parker 90 points.

Thanks Elvira and David for sharing this with me.

Tasty and spicy. Delicious, rich and opulent.

A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc. Aged in French oak barrels (66% new).

14.7% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$50.

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a delicious one.

Dark ruby in color with a short reddish rim. Not showing age at all.

Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, cooked strawberries, spices, cedar, vanilla, licorice, chocolates, tobacco, herbs, light vegetables, pencil lead, peppercorn, leather and coffee.

Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and very fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, cedar, earth, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, coke, peppercorn, pencil lead and dark coffee.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle, and better with airtime.

This 6 years old is still young, but already enjoyable. Will continue to age nicely in the next 5 to 10 years.

This is from a great vintage and it is showing beautifully right now.

Nicely balanced and fruit forward.
Loved the nose once it opens up.

Needs a couple of hours to open up properly, so be patient.

Robert Parker 90 points.

Thanks Elvira and David for sharing this with me.

Tasty and spicy. Delicious, rich and opulent.

A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc. Aged in French oak barrels (66% new).

14.7% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$50.

Nov 26th, 2021
Jake Hajer

Dusty, dry, chewy. Red fruit makes it taste a little brighter. Would like to try this in 10-15.

Dusty, dry, chewy. Red fruit makes it taste a little brighter. Would like to try this in 10-15.

Dec 18th, 2020
Matt Sterr

18 mos in flFrench oak - 66% new.

18 mos in flFrench oak - 66% new.

Dec 6th, 2019
Matthew W.

Dark ruby color. Hints of currant, blackberry and rhubarb on the nose. Smooth, delightful finish.

Dark ruby color. Hints of currant, blackberry and rhubarb on the nose. Smooth, delightful finish.

Mar 27th, 2021
Nick Piccone

Christmas a day late! Dark, concentrated but not overpowering - black fruit and mocha - dry finish

Christmas a day late! Dark, concentrated but not overpowering - black fruit and mocha - dry finish

Dec 27th, 2020
Sheila G.

Beautiful silky tannins. Oak. Cherry. Mighty fine find!

Beautiful silky tannins. Oak. Cherry. Mighty fine find!

Nov 18th, 2020
Mark Mannebach

2015, good naps can for an excellent price.

2015, good naps can for an excellent price.

Jul 25th, 2020
Adam Nesto

Happy bday hearns!

Happy bday hearns!

Apr 10th, 2020
Jennifer

3-7-2020 Encinitas, CA Dad visit!

3-7-2020 Encinitas, CA Dad visit!

Mar 8th, 2020
Chris

Balanced and soft, good food wine.

Balanced and soft, good food wine.

Jan 31st, 2020