Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District
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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

Clos Du Val's 2001 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon "Oak Vineyard" is a dark, dense, purple hued wine layered with aromas of blackberries, blueberries, and current and subtle notes of cinnamon and pepper. Earthy flavors are integrated with a hint of spice and menthol. This full bodied wine is tempered with ultra soft tannins to produce a smooth, velvety texture and a long finish. The concentrated fruit core of this powerful yet refined wine assures this Cabernet will age with grace for 10-2...

Clos Du Val's 2001 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon "Oak Vineyard" is a dark, dense, purple hued wine layered with aromas of blackberries, blueberries, and current and subtle notes of cinnamon and pepper. Earthy flavors are integrated with a hint of spice and menthol. This full bodied wine is tempered with ultra soft tannins to produce a smooth, velvety texture and a long finish. The concentrated fruit core of this powerful yet refined wine assures this Cabernet will age with grace for 10-2...

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