Clos du Val

Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

9.231 ratings
9.15 pro ratings
Stags Leap District, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
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Zach Cherry

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9.1

Hillside. .... STRONG SIDE!

Hillside. .... STRONG SIDE!

Nov 23rd, 2017
Greg Ballington

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8.9

Second of the blind red wines at this quarter's S&E Wine Club, which for red was either Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc or Merlot from either Rutherford or Stags Leap District. Thanks Claude and Carrie!

Medium ruby red. A touch of greenery on the nose with chalk and blueberries. Heavy tannins (7/10) and medium plus bodied. Attack of black cherries on the palate with tons of volcanic like soil. Definitely felt reserved. Dry and long finish. Drink till 2022.

Second of the blind red wines at this quarter's S&E Wine Club, which for red was either Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc or Merlot from either Rutherford or Stags Leap District. Thanks Claude and Carrie!

Medium ruby red. A touch of greenery on the nose with chalk and blueberries. Heavy tannins (7/10) and medium plus bodied. Attack of black cherries on the palate with tons of volcanic like soil. Definitely felt reserved. Dry and long finish. Drink till 2022.

Aug 26th, 2017
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9.1

Clos du Val's 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is a pretty wine with lovely balance and an understated personality to match. Plums, black cherries, tobacco, cedar, flowers and mint are laced into the silky, expressive finish. Overall this is an attractive, mid-weight Cabernet built on a classic sense of structure. It should drink well for the next decade or more. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous)

Clos du Val's 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is a pretty wine with lovely balance and an understated personality to match. Plums, black cherries, tobacco, cedar, flowers and mint are laced into the silky, expressive finish. Overall this is an attractive, mid-weight Cabernet built on a classic sense of structure. It should drink well for the next decade or more. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous)

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Dustin Otten

Excellent.

Excellent.

Nov 25th, 2018
Kyle B
9.2

Delightful. Not much tannins left. Hint of leather and vanilla.

Delightful. Not much tannins left. Hint of leather and vanilla.

Sep 8th, 2018
Melissa Kingman

Flavors of blackberry, dark currant, and tobacco. Maybe a hint of mint. Nicely balanced medium bodied cab. Really yummy.

Flavors of blackberry, dark currant, and tobacco. Maybe a hint of mint. Nicely balanced medium bodied cab. Really yummy.

Jan 7th, 2018
Kevin Blix

Ok but not great for $70

Ok but not great for $70

Jul 19th, 2017
Ryan Allard

Meh....was okay but expected more. Too much oak and not enough fruit.

Meh....was okay but expected more. Too much oak and not enough fruit.

Mar 27th, 2017
NKAT

Nice balance

Nice balance

Mar 14th, 2017
Pierre Gourinchas

Surprising for a Clos du Val. Richer and more tannins than I am used to.

Surprising for a Clos du Val. Richer and more tannins than I am used to.

Nov 22nd, 2016