Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Reserve 1994

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

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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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
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External Reviews for Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Reserve

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
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


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
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


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
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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