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Clos du Val Pinot Noir Napa Valley Carneros 2007
Wine Tasting Notes This Pinot Noir displays a deep ruby color that is darker than most Pinot Noir. Aromas of dense black spices, dark black cherry and blackberry pervade, with a hint of vanillin incorporated in the nose. Our Pinot Noir displays flavors of intense dark fruit, black spice and well integrated oak. It is a rich, complex wine balanced with good acidity and a lovely, long finish. This Pinot Noir typifies the Carneros region and our trademark style of elegance, complexity and balance.
Bright cherry fruit and spice aromas. Very dry, high acid wine with deep black fruit, biting tannins, chocolate, coffee and tobacco. Spicy with a nice sweetness to it.
Nose is very oak-inspired, with cranberries and currants. Nice mouthfeel on the attack, the tannins are fairly soft and give a nice backbone to the black fruits in the middle. Agree w/ bwakus22 that it's not too complex, though I think the balance and execution produce a very drinkable wine that would pair well with a variety of foods. For the price point I think it's average.
Classic California Cabernet style. New world with a fruit forward palate and aromas of cherry and raspberry. Slight amount of tannins and slightly acidic. Overall not a bad buy from the area and I would revisit this wine and try other vintages.
Chocolate caramel on the nose with hints of ripe black fruits and coffee beans. Strong fruit acidic and taste of salts. Coats the mouths with tannins and finishes surprisingly soft.
I had planned on leaving this bottle in the cellar for a couple of years but decided on a whim to drink it the other night. I have to say that I was a little disappointed. While I'm sure it might've mellowed a bit with more age, I found it to be awfully tannic and one-dimensional. The flavor was fine but not complex in any way. Overall I'd stay away - there are much better wines to be had for the price point.
Drank on 3-10-11 and was above average. A little deep with few high notes. Heavy cherry and currant flavor.
External Reviews for Clos du Val Pinot Noir Napa Valley Carneros
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.
Dark ruby with purple highlights. Medium-bodied. Moderately extracted. Moderately tannic. Blackcurrants, black cherry. Dusty black fruit nose leads a dry palate with solid tannins.
Deep ruby core with a light garnet rim. Rich aromas of chocolate and red fruit provide a framework on the nose, with notes of raspberry, fresh flowers, and roasted spices to balance. The palate is medium-bodied, with firm tannins and acidity that lin... Jeff Loo. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2007 Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District 750ml
Deep ruby core with a light garnet rim. Rich aromas of chocolate and red fruit provide a framework on the nose with notes of raspberry fresh flowers and roasted spices to balance. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannins and acidity that lingers. Flavors of rose tobacco leaf and black fruit emerge on the mid palate as the creamy texture coats the finish. A delightful wine this should be consumed over the next 10 years. Jeff Loo.
A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2007 Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon 375ml
A bit burly in tannins, with a dry, sandpapery mouthfeel. But that doesnrsquo;t stop the blackberry, black cherry and currant fruit from shining through, or put a damper on the sweet, toasty oak notes. Doesnrsquo;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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