1998 Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
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227 Ratings
1998 Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2010 Vintage) A fresh take on Clos Du Val's world-class style, the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon continues the winery's tradition of producing truly distinctive wines of balance and elegance while adding a hint of modernity. Its opulent, brooding purple hue is accentuated with aromas of ripe black and red fruit, black pepper and subtle hints of toast. The palate displays a seamless integration of rich flavors which include chocolate, toffee and ripe blackberry. The wine has a rich, full mouth feel marked by focused, silky tannins and a long, lingering finish.

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    Andy Frieden, JJ Buckley February 2011 Medium garnet core with a light magenta rim. The nose is redolent of Left Bank Bordeaux, showcasing aromas of loamy clay soil, violet, and baking spice. Notes of currant and cassis dominate the flavors. along with hints of sweet French oak, dried florals and morels, tapering to a persistent finish. For a wine that has been aging for over a decade, the concentration is impressive. Ready to enjoy now, there is no need to decant this wine, but it is definitely one that would positively sing with meals. Neil Mechanic, JJ Buckley October 2010 Medium garnet hue. Complex and exquisite aromas of dried currant with hints of truffle, cigar box, and crème de cassis. The palate is elegant and refined, centered around a core of red fruit, truffle, minerals, and leather. The tannins are smooth as silk. This is elegance and finesse all the way. Now is the absolute perfect time to enjoy this beauty.

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    Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine.