Clos du Val

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

8.91246 ratings
9.0120 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

8.9

Pulled back.structure. Evolved. Not fruity.

Pulled back.structure. Evolved. Not fruity.

Oct 4th, 2017
Kurt-Inge Eklund

Out of magnum.

Out of magnum.

Aug 12th, 2017
Jeff D.

Hangin' tough!! Raspberry fruit still very much intact and beautiful. Structure is holding together and makes for a very pleasant sipping experience. 🙌

Hangin' tough!! Raspberry fruit still very much intact and beautiful. Structure is holding together and makes for a very pleasant sipping experience. 🙌

Aug 5th, 2017
John Skupny - Lang & Reed Wine Company

At 35 this one still lives to tell a tale that balance, finesse & new world terroir can not only survive but thrive - gorgeous.

At 35 this one still lives to tell a tale that balance, finesse & new world terroir can not only survive but thrive - gorgeous.

9 people found it helpfulOct 21st, 2014
Gobindjit S. Dhaliwal

Great aromatic display with dark cherries, plums, cassis, graphite, violets, smoke, incense, spices, subtle vanilla. Nice crunchy texture on the palate with sweet dark fruit flavors on entry, fresh midpalate with medium acidity, licorice, and dark chocolate notes. Long finish dominated by youthful tannins with baking spices, small hint of mint & herbs, and creamy vanilla.

Great aromatic display with dark cherries, plums, cassis, graphite, violets, smoke, incense, spices, subtle vanilla. Nice crunchy texture on the palate with sweet dark fruit flavors on entry, fresh midpalate with medium acidity, licorice, and dark chocolate notes. Long finish dominated by youthful tannins with baking spices, small hint of mint & herbs, and creamy vanilla.

7 people found it helpfulJan 24th, 2016
Erin Meyers

Partner Arnot-Roberts

10

So fresh

So fresh

5 people found it helpfulJan 16th, 2014
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.6

On the onset drinks in every way like a sturdy and complex medoc, but finishes with leathery plum fruit of SLD and not smoky cassis of Paulliac. Structured and well balanced overall. Arguably some green fruit present. Great buy at $24 (better than Artemis).

On the onset drinks in every way like a sturdy and complex medoc, but finishes with leathery plum fruit of SLD and not smoky cassis of Paulliac. Structured and well balanced overall. Arguably some green fruit present. Great buy at $24 (better than Artemis).

4 people found it helpfulMar 21st, 2014
Tom Higgins

Owner/Winemaker Heart & Hands Wine Company

9.2

Dark red/plum with polished edges. Aromas of Blackberries, currants and dark cherries. Good weight and firm acid. Tempered claret with long-lasting finish. Delicious.

Dark red/plum with polished edges. Aromas of Blackberries, currants and dark cherries. Good weight and firm acid. Tempered claret with long-lasting finish. Delicious.

2 people found it helpfulJun 24th, 2014
JKT
9.1

CVed 10/28/16. Still a nice Ruby color despite the age. Nose has some Sherry aroma that blew away. Then it's a nice mix of Forest floor and leaves and black berries. On palate it is a balance of earthiness and mature fruits and leather and hints of tobacco and very long elegant and complex finish. A bit of dryness on the body. Very nice mature cab! Z Auction. Opened 6/11/17. The oxidative Sherry note more prominent than I remembered. Otherwise drinking nicely but did not go well with grilled steak pieces that turned out to be somewhat spicy.

CVed 10/28/16. Still a nice Ruby color despite the age. Nose has some Sherry aroma that blew away. Then it's a nice mix of Forest floor and leaves and black berries. On palate it is a balance of earthiness and mature fruits and leather and hints of tobacco and very long elegant and complex finish. A bit of dryness on the body. Very nice mature cab! Z Auction. Opened 6/11/17. The oxidative Sherry note more prominent than I remembered. Otherwise drinking nicely but did not go well with grilled steak pieces that turned out to be somewhat spicy.

1 person found it helpfulOct 29th, 2016
Brian Mosqueda

Yummy! I'm pairing this handsome little guy with grilled streak and potatoes. It's the perfect way to kick off my birthday weekend!

Yummy! I'm pairing this handsome little guy with grilled streak and potatoes. It's the perfect way to kick off my birthday weekend!

1 person found it helpfulAug 8th, 2015