(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.
Created with fruit from Clos Du Val's own Palisade Vineyard, this Cabernet Sauvignon reflects the velvety tannins and generous flavors distinctive of wines produced in the Stags Leap District. Deep ruby in color, aromas of black and green spices are nicely integrated with those of ripe black fruit and licorice notes; healthy oak nuances are backed by wild blackberries and blueberries. A sturdy entry of ripe blackberry flavors gives way to a creamy, voluminous mid-palate. Well-centered, silky tann...
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