Clos du Val

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.0164 ratings
9.113 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
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
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

8.8

Second of the blind reds for this quarter's S&E Wine Club. Theme was Chardonnays for white wine and red wines you can purchase at grocery stores.

Dark ruby with a purplish hue. Sweet spices on the nose with some black fruits, yet restrained. Heavy tannins (7/10) and medium bodied. Lots of oak on the palate with light dark fruits. Dry and long finish. Drink till 2028.

Definite potential but needs some more time to integrate and develop. (88+)

Second of the blind reds for this quarter's S&E Wine Club. Theme was Chardonnays for white wine and red wines you can purchase at grocery stores.

Dark ruby with a purplish hue. Sweet spices on the nose with some black fruits, yet restrained. Heavy tannins (7/10) and medium bodied. Lots of oak on the palate with light dark fruits. Dry and long finish. Drink till 2028.

Definite potential but needs some more time to integrate and develop. (88+)

Jun 26th, 2017
Jay Kline

Needs time.

Needs time.

Sep 20th, 2016
Gregory Fulchiero

Huge bargain for good Napa cab

Huge bargain for good Napa cab

Sep 4th, 2016
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.8

A brooding style, with serious fruit, concentration of fruit, tannins and acidity to age, but lacking freshness. Good buy.

A brooding style, with serious fruit, concentration of fruit, tannins and acidity to age, but lacking freshness. Good buy.

Jun 10th, 2016
Isaac Pirolo

Cedar, loam and dark fruit. Intense fruit in the mouth, it's medium bodied, with good acidity. This is a food friendly Napa Cab, which is more and more uncommon.

Cedar, loam and dark fruit. Intense fruit in the mouth, it's medium bodied, with good acidity. This is a food friendly Napa Cab, which is more and more uncommon.

Apr 10th, 2016
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.4

Awesome 2013 Cab with loads of black fruit along with heavy tannin structure upon opening. Let it sit a good hour. Wow could not believe this wine could get to be this Great. It's a must try. Purchased at my place WineWorks Marlton. CB 94+

Awesome 2013 Cab with loads of black fruit along with heavy tannin structure upon opening. Let it sit a good hour. Wow could not believe this wine could get to be this Great. It's a must try. Purchased at my place WineWorks Marlton. CB 94+

Jan 17th, 2016
Ryan Flock

Pretty tight.

Pretty tight.

Nov 27th, 2015
Laura Purdy

It’s been a rough week and only Tuesday. I needed a comfort wine.

It’s been a rough week and only Tuesday. I needed a comfort wine.

Aug 15th, 2018
Douglas Braun

Always impressive not one of there heavy hitters - but for a entry level Cabernet Sauvignon deep fruit bigger tannins but balanced by the fruit big currants and spice

Always impressive not one of there heavy hitters - but for a entry level Cabernet Sauvignon deep fruit bigger tannins but balanced by the fruit big currants and spice

Feb 7th, 2018