Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District
67 Ratings
Detail
67 Ratings
Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District

Wine Description

(From 2010 Vintage) Leading with comparatively restrained aromas of red cherries and raspberries along with subtle accents of wet clay, herbs and a bit of vanilla-bean oak, this wine follows with precise, if slightly scaled-down, flavors that fully reflect the nose. Slender, but neither thin nor at all lacking in character, it is an insistent, very mannerly, well-tailored take on Cabernet that should come into its own some four or five years hence.

Winemaker's Notes

This deep, garnet hued wine is characterized by full and rich cedar notes in the nose, leading to harmonious, full-bodied flavors of ripe, dark fruits and spice. These deep, complete flavors are beautifully integrated with toasty wood notes. The 1996 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine which will age elegantly into the 21st century.

This deep, garnet hued wine is characterized by full and rich cedar notes in the nose, leading to harmonious, full-bodied flavors of ripe, dark fruits and spice. These deep, complete flavors are beautifully integrated with toasty wood notes. The 1996 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine which will age elegantly into the 21st century.