70 Ratings
Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Napa Valley

Wine Details

Wine Description

(1995 Vintage)

Elegant and ripe, with black cherry and plumy Cabernet flavors of moderate depth, richness, and concentration. The '95 finishes with a pretty burst of ripe fruit and firm but polished tannins.

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    WE 94; elegant. The winery resolutely refuses to kowtow to the modern style of ultraripe, extracted fruit, high alcohol and massive oak. This lovely Cab, which contains a drop of Merlot, defines their style, and is a joy to drink. It has rich, complex cherry and blackberry flavors, flecked with earth and herbs, and is just beginning a long journey. Now–2021, at least.

    about 4 years
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    non reserve - smooth. not too dry. very drinkable. ate with duck and lamb Christmas 2010- Portland

    almost 7 years
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    a bit strong cab among ones from napa valley

    about 6 years
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    Very much enjoyed it. Earthy.

    almost 6 years
Expert Reviews
  • Wine Spectator
    (1979 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 09/01/84