2004 Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District
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65 Ratings
2004 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

2004 SLD Cabernet Sauvignon Clos Du Val’s flagship estate wine, the 2004 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon is deep purple-black in color and greets the nose with vibrant aromas of ripe black fruit balanced by a hint of dried herbs and toasty oak. The wine has a rich, powerful entry, filling the mouth with intense black fruit and spice. With its velvety-smooth tannins, this Cabernet illustrates Stags Leap District terroir. The long, lingering finish is characteristic of Clos Du Val’s winemaking read more...2004 SLD Cabernet Sauvignon Clos Du Val’s flagship estate wine, the 2004 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon is deep purple-black in color and greets the nose with vibrant aromas of ripe black fruit balanced by a hint of dried herbs and toasty oak. The wine has a rich, powerful entry, filling the mouth with intense black fruit and spice. With its velvety-smooth tannins, this Cabernet illustrates Stags Leap District terroir. The long, lingering finish is characteristic of Clos Du Val’s winemaking style. Enjoy now or cellar for at least 10-15 years. APPELLATION: Stags Leap District COMPOSITION: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot FERMENTATION: 36 days with skin contact AGING: 17 months in French oak barrels, 50% new ACID: 6.3 g/L pH: 3.65 ALCOHOL: 14.1% RESIDUAL SUGAR: dry SOIL TYPE: gravelly loam AGE OF VINES: 9-10 years old HARVESTED: September 17 - October 3, 2004 BOTTLING: December 19, 2006 PRODUCTION: 4,300 cases produced (9L) (hide)

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2004 SLD Cabernet Sauvignon Clos Du Val’s flagship estate wine, the 2004 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon is deep purple-black in color and greets the nose with vibrant aromas of ripe black fruit balanced by a hint of dried herbs and toasty oak. The wine has a rich, powerful entry, filling the mouth with intense black fruit and spice. With its velvety-smooth tannins, this Cabernet illustrates Stags Leap District terroir. The long, lingering finish is characteristic of Clos Du Val’s winemaking read more...2004 SLD Cabernet Sauvignon Clos Du Val’s flagship estate wine, the 2004 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon is deep purple-black in color and greets the nose with vibrant aromas of ripe black fruit balanced by a hint of dried herbs and toasty oak. The wine has a rich, powerful entry, filling the mouth with intense black fruit and spice. With its velvety-smooth tannins, this Cabernet illustrates Stags Leap District terroir. The long, lingering finish is characteristic of Clos Du Val’s winemaking style. Enjoy now or cellar for at least 10-15 years. APPELLATION: Stags Leap District COMPOSITION: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot FERMENTATION: 36 days with skin contact AGING: 17 months in French oak barrels, 50% new ACID: 6.3 g/L pH: 3.65 ALCOHOL: 14.1% RESIDUAL SUGAR: dry SOIL TYPE: gravelly loam AGE OF VINES: 9-10 years old HARVESTED: September 17 - October 3, 2004 BOTTLING: December 19, 2006 PRODUCTION: 4,300 cases produced (9L) (hide)