Clos du Val

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

8.8260 ratings
8.616 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
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
Keiichiro Nagashima

It's not so expensive but taste is really good

It's not so expensive but taste is really good

1 person found it helpfulAug 28th, 2013
Mike Anderson

Owner/Winemaker for MTGA Wines

7.5

Not sure if it was I who was off or the bottle. Just wasn't feeling this wine at the time. #wine #napa

Not sure if it was I who was off or the bottle. Just wasn't feeling this wine at the time. #wine #napa

Jan 9th, 2016
Rick Baumgarten

We we're just going to have a half bottle but, what a surprise, ended up with a second. A pleasant quaff.

We we're just going to have a half bottle but, what a surprise, ended up with a second. A pleasant quaff.

Jan 10th, 2015
Grant Simpson

Green pepper, jap, oak better in 3-5 years but drinking well

Green pepper, jap, oak better in 3-5 years but drinking well

Jan 1st, 2015
Christanna Honer

Delish Napa cab. Not over extracted, dark and red fruit, cinnamon, a little vanilla and some cherry leather. Opens up nicely in the glass. Palate is rich fruit, well integrated tannin.

Delish Napa cab. Not over extracted, dark and red fruit, cinnamon, a little vanilla and some cherry leather. Opens up nicely in the glass. Palate is rich fruit, well integrated tannin.

Jul 23rd, 2014
Nancy Brazil

Dark fruit, tobacco and a hint of green pepper. Moderate tannins give this wine texture. Not too heavy, not too ripe...just right. Yum!

Dark fruit, tobacco and a hint of green pepper. Moderate tannins give this wine texture. Not too heavy, not too ripe...just right. Yum!

Jun 17th, 2014
Alana Gentry

A Sommelier told me that the winemaker behind Heritance is the winemaker for this wine. Goes to show that he started his own label so he can get out of making this wine. Under-ripe grapes, too acidic, rough texture, no finish. Seen the brand but Never bought it, I wish I could get a refund. :)

A Sommelier told me that the winemaker behind Heritance is the winemaker for this wine. Goes to show that he started his own label so he can get out of making this wine. Under-ripe grapes, too acidic, rough texture, no finish. Seen the brand but Never bought it, I wish I could get a refund. :)

Dec 29th, 2013
Matthew Roesch

Ho. Hum.

Ho. Hum.

May 16th, 2013
Ann Altman

Wine Manager Young's

7.7

Demonstrating Delectable

Demonstrating Delectable

Mar 22nd, 2013