Clos du Val Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2007

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2007 Dec dinner with Ben and Angela Jai typical CA wine. dense purple color. plenty of fruits with black berry, currant, vanilla.

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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 Val Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Snooth User: dowsk
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2000 12/09/2007

2007 Dec dinner with Ben and Angela Jai typical CA wine. dense purple color. plenty of fruits with black berry, currant, vanilla.


Snooth User: lamarr
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0.50 5
Vintage: 1973 05/28/2009

Unfortunately past its prime. Would have been great 15 years ago. Brandy-like smell, with tastes of a fortified wine. A shame to have missed its window.


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Vintage: 2000 10/15/2009

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2000 Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 750ml


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Vintage: 2000 04/16/2009

Farbe: schönes Rubinrot; Bouquet: fruchtig, Veilchen, Zedern; Körper: dicht, lang, intensiv, kräftig.


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Vintage: 1999 05/01/2012

Elegant and restrained, this complex, well-crafted wine offers hints of green olive, cedar, currant and black cherry, supported by firm tannins. The long, elegant aftertaste is enlivened by acidity... Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1999 Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 750ml


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Vintage: 1995 10/15/2009

Elegant and refined, with a complex, spicy band of black cherry, currant, olive, pepper and plum notes, all neatly tapered on the long, lingering finish... Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1995 Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 1500ml


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Vintage: 1994 01/16/2009

Well-focused on a center of rich, chewy currant and black cherry fruit, it's well-structured, with fresh earth, pencil lead and cedary oak flavors. Plenty of muscle and concentration in this wine... Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1994 Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 750ml


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Vintage: 1994 03/19/2013

A rich and polished style, with pretty currant, coffee, anise, sage and cedary flavors that are elegantly understated, finishing with a smooth, supple aftertaste. Drinks well now, but has the intensity and richness for cellaring. Note: Carries the Na... Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1994 Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 750ml


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Vintage: 1994 11/14/2013

A rich and polished style with pretty currant coffee anise sage and cedary flavors that are elegantly understated finishing with a smooth supple aftertaste. Drinks well now but has the intensity and richness for cellaring. Note: Carries the Napa Valley appellation--not Stags Leap District where this wine usually comes from. Best from 1999 through 2006. 447 cases made. Wine Spectator.


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