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Clos du Va Cabernet 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep purple-black in color the Clos du Val Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon displays aromas of black currant cassis and spice. This powerful full bodied wine is packed with the rich flavors of ripe dark fruit. Tannins are silky and smooth resulting in a seamless yet intense wine of structure and balance. Enjoy this Cabernet Sauvignon now or age it for an additional 5-10 years.

Clos Du Val:
From France to California In 1970, American businessman John Goelet sent off French-born winemaker Bernard Portet on a mission to find new territory to grow world-class wines. In 1972, they co-founded Clos Du Val in the Stags Leap district of Napa Valley. The name means "small estate of a small valley". The estate is situated amongst 150-acres of vines beneath the famous palisades ... Read more
From France to California In 1970, American businessman John Goelet sent off French-born winemaker Bernard Portet on a mission to find new territory to grow world-class wines. In 1972, they co-founded Clos Du Val in the Stags Leap district of Napa Valley. The name means "small estate of a small valley". The estate is situated amongst 150-acres of vines beneath the famous palisades of Stags Leap, known for world-class Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. In 1973, Clos Du Val became one of the first wineries to stake a claim on the finest hillside terroir in Carneros, now recognized for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and today farms 180 acres for its estate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Clos Du Val's old-world approach to winemaking combined with extraordinary Napa Valley fruit established Clos Du Val's tradition of classic estate wines with balance, elegance, complexity and longevity. Bernard's inagural 1972 vintage was one of only six California Cabernets selected for the legendary Judgement of Paris tasting. The same vintage took first place in a rematch ten years later, proving that Clos Du Val wines stand the test of time. Today, winemaker John Clews runs day-to-day winery and vineyards operations, working closely with vineyard manager Al Wagner to farm the land gently and sustainably. Once the grapes are harvested, John and Bernard make blending decisions together to produce a renowned portfolio of wines which are truly expressive of the terroir from which they came. Read less

Member Reviews for Clos du Va Cabernet

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Snooth User: ibleedred
563519
1.00 5
01/06/2010

I thought I had a bad bottle until I opened 2 more on consecutive nights. Don't know if I had a bad case or what but it is as flat as a board!


Snooth User: Philip James
112,550
3.50 5
04/16/2010

Has a young and dry, dusty nose. Licorice present even on the nose. In the mouth its more fruity with red berry flavors. Lots of woodsy notes, particularly cedar and a dry woodsy finish. Tight. Dry. Young. Sour red licorice finish.


Snooth User: bobcatpunk
959686568
4.00 5
12/12/2012

red berries, oak, and some spice, good body, alcohol a bit prominent, nice finish


Snooth User: b52sharon
54520632
5.00 5
08/01/2010

full and soft


Snooth User: iluvabug
77625521
3.50 5
02/28/2011

Very much the money. Great with steak


Snooth User: Teppo
423118719
4.00 5
04/18/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for Clos du Va Cabernet

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

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?


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

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.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

This young wine will benefit from several years in the cellar, but if you drink it now, decant it for a few hours before serving. That will at least give the tannins some chance to breathe and soften, revealing the complex flavors of currants, blackberries, cassis, olive tapenade and sweet oak.


External Review
02/01/2010

Deep purple-black in color, the 2005 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon displays aromas of black currant, cassis and spice. This powerful, full bodied wine is packed with the richflavors of ripe dark fruit. Tannins are silky and smooth, resulting in a seamless yet intense wine of structure and balance. Enjoy this wine now, or age it for an additional 5-10 years.


External Review
07/20/2010

92 Points - Wine Enthusiasts"A beautiful young Cab, built along classic Napa lines. Stands at the elegant end of the stylistic spectrum, with relatively low alcohol, less ripe fruit and a delicate mouthfeel. Shows flavors of herbs, cherries and blackberries. Drink now through 2015. Good value in an upscale Cab."-Steve Heimoff, October 01, 2009.


External Review
03/16/2010

Clos Du Val Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Napa and all other wine from Clos Du Val are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

A bit burly in tannins, with a dry, sandpapery mouthfeel. But that doesn't stop the blackberry, black cherry and currant fruit from shining through, or put a damper on the sweet, toasty oak notes. Doesn't feel like an ager, so the tannins are here to stay, but a good steak will wrestle them into submission.


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Deep purple-black in color the Clos du Val Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon displays aromas of black currant cassis and spice. This powerful full bodied wine is packed with the rich flavors of ripe dark fruit. Tannins are silky and smooth resulting in a seamless yet intense wine of structure and balance. Enjoy this Cabernet Sauvignon now or age it for an additional 5-10 years.

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