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Clos du Val Classic Cabernet Sauvignon 1993

Winemaker's Notes:

We bought 3 vintages as a vertical set. The total was about $300 so I figure it was about $100 for each.

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 Classic Cabernet Sauvignon

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Snooth User: ttutony
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4.00 5
11/28/2008

Dark fruit on the nose with strong leather, earth, and oak components. Flavors on the palate are similar to the nose with well-integrated, silky tannins. Nice length on the finish. This wine reminded me of an Old World style wine despite being from California. edit: After posting this review I noticed that there already was a previous review from Decanter giving this wine a 1/5 rating. Did anyone at Decanter actually taste this wine?


External Reviews for Clos du Val Classic Cabernet Sauvignon

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2013

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1993 Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

Marked by an earthy, leathery edge to the modest currant and spice notes, this is good wine that could use a little more flavor and depth... Wine Spectator. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1993 Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml



We bought 3 vintages as a vertical set. The total was about $300 so I figure it was about $100 for each.

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