(2009 Vintage) Characteristic of Clos Du Val’s world-class style, the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon continues the winery’s tradition of producing truly elegant wines of balance and complexity. Its opulent, brooding purple hue is accentuated with aromas of ripe black and purple fruit, black pepper and subtle hints of toast. The palate displays a seamless integration of intense flavors that include chocolate, toffee and blackberry. The wine has a rich yet powerful mouthfeel marked by focused, silky tannins and a long, lingering finish.Expect this Cabernet Sauvignon to age gracefully for an additional 5-10 years.
2010--Blackberries and leather on the nose. A bit tannic. Better decanted. Pretty good for the price
Beth's house (Bethany)
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Wine SpectatorRating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 08/31/90.
Wine & Spirits(2006 Vintage) The same can be said for the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Atlas Peak. That vintage was so good, it is hard to hide all the fruit and character. The wine possesses a dark ruby/purple color, medium body, good elegance and a pleasant personality, but what might have been produced if they took the chains off? These wines should be better than they are. They seem like failsafe sort of efforts, designed for the uncritical shopper, but holding little interest for the serious wine lover. They are well-made and clean, but they are what I call a "single glass" style of wine. While there is nothing wrong with the first glass, there is not enough interest for a second. Actually that is an improvement for Clos du Val where the wines have gone through a sterile period that appears to be coming to an end.
Wine & Spirits(1998 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine.