Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District Estate Bottled 2004

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2004 SLD Cabernet Sauvignon Clos Du Val’s flagship estate wine, the 2004 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon is de...

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Fine Wines International
San Francisco, CA (680 mi)
USD 50.00
750ml
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Fruit forward and slightly spicy, especially on the nose. Tastes of olives and chocolate with a nice mellow finish. Read more

A bit hot on the nose, however it had just been opened. A very dry, oaky wine. Some notes of black cherries. Still a bit tight and tart. Read more

medium to full body wine, not too spicy, rich in black fruits like dried plums. Read more

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4.00 5
12/14/2007

Fruit forward and slightly spicy, especially on the nose. Tastes of olives and chocolate with a nice mellow finish.


Snooth User: Philip James
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3.00 5
12/13/2007

A bit hot on the nose, however it had just been opened. A very dry, oaky wine. Some notes of black cherries. Still a bit tight and tart.


Snooth User: ahall
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3.50 5
12/13/2007

medium to full body wine, not too spicy, rich in black fruits like dried plums.


Snooth User: JustinYao
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4.00 5
12/14/2007

Yummy, with good fruit and spice.


Snooth User: cgreg27
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3.00 5
01/05/2010

finally got to understand "green peppers" on the nose with this wine, also got a big herb and spice feel on the nose and front...got big vegetal and alcohol on palate that made it harder to grasp the oak and fruit, not sure if it was acidity or tannins...possibly let it sit in the decanter for an hour or two...


Snooth User: lviv
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2.00 5
11/29/2009

Nice fruity wine, but overpriced for its merits


External Reviews for Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District Estate Bottled

External Review
05/17/2009

Undurchlässiges Purpur-Granat. Viel schwarze Frucht und süsser Tabak in der warmen Nase, reife Brombeeren, schwarzer Holunder und Edelholz in allen Facetten, auch Kaffee und dezentes Karamell. Samtiger Gaumen mit fein gewobener Textur, reifes Tannin und angenehmer Schmelz, elegante Kandissüsse in der Mitte, wieder viel Brombeergelee und nun auch Pflaumenkompott, gute Balance bis ins lang anhaltende Finale. Ein grossartiger Napa mit Klasse, kann es problemlos mit der Bordeaux-Elite aufnehmen.


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01/18/2009

Wine Enthusiast ReviewRated 92 CELLAR SELECTIONThis is the winery's flagship wine, the one that made it famous decades ago. It hasn't changed much over the years. It's still tannic and austere in youth, requiring many years to develop. But it's a cellar guarantee, with a wealth of concentrated cassis and cedar flavors that are just waiting for those tannins to drop out. Best after 2010.Wine Tasting NotesThe Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon, Clos Du Vals flagship estate wine, has a deep purple hue that darkens to a black core. Black fruit with dried herbs, spice and a hint of game pervade the nose. On the palate, the wine explodes with rich, mouth-coating flavors of intense fruit. This full bodied Cabernet Sauvignon has a solid middle, velvety tannins and a long finish. It is built to age and can be cellared for at least 10-15 years.


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Winemaker's Notes:

2004 SLD Cabernet Sauvignon Clos Du Val’s flagship estate wine, the 2004 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon is deep purple-black in color and greets the nose with vibrant aromas of ripe black fruit balanced by a hint of dried herbs and toasty oak. The wine has a rich, powerful entry, filling the mouth with intense black fruit and spice. With its velvety-smooth tannins, this Cabernet illustrates Stags Leap District terroir. The long, lingering finish is characteristic of Clos Du Val’s winemaking style. Enjoy now or cellar for at least 10-15 years. APPELLATION: Stags Leap District COMPOSITION: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot FERMENTATION: 36 days with skin contact AGING: 17 months in French oak barrels, 50% new ACID: 6.3 g/L pH: 3.65 ALCOHOL: 14.1% RESIDUAL SUGAR: dry SOIL TYPE: gravelly loam AGE OF VINES: 9-10 years old HARVESTED: September 17 - October 3, 2004 BOTTLING: December 19, 2006 PRODUCTION: 4,300 cases produced (9L)

2004 SLD Cabernet Sauvignon Clos Du Val’s flagship estate wine, the 2004 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon is deep purple-black in color and greets the nose with vibrant aromas of ripe black fruit balanced by a hint of dried herbs and toasty oak. The wine has a rich, powerful entry, filling the mouth with intense black fruit and spice. With its velvety-smooth tannins, this Cabernet illustrates Stags Leap District terroir. The long, lingering finish is characteristic of Clos Du Val’s winemaking style. Enjoy now or cellar for at least 10-15 years. APPELLATION: Stags Leap District COMPOSITION: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot FERMENTATION: 36 days with skin contact AGING: 17 months in French oak barrels, 50% new ACID: 6.3 g/L pH: 3.65 ALCOHOL: 14.1% RESIDUAL SUGAR: dry SOIL TYPE: gravelly loam AGE OF VINES: 9-10 years old HARVESTED: September 17 - October 3, 2004 BOTTLING: December 19, 2006 PRODUCTION: 4,300 cases produced (9L)

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