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

Our Flagship Cabernet Sauvignon hails from our renowned Stags Leap District vineyard, best known for elegant and opulent wines. Deep garnet in color this wine is aged in French oak for 24 months. The wine is full bodied and accented with complex flavors of black fruit, chocolate, and dried herbs.

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    Very smooth. One of the best I had this year. Had at the Ranchers Club in ABQ.

    9 months
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    Love it

    almost 2 years
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  • Robert Parker
    Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/07/2012