Clos du Val Pinot Noir Pinot Noir Napa Valley Carneros 2006

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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 Pinot Noir Pinot Noir Napa Valley Carneros

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Snooth User: ibleedred
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1.00 5
01/06/2010

I thought I had a bad bottle until I opened 2 more on consecutive nights. Don't know if I had a bad case or what but it is as flat as a board!


Snooth User: Philip James
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3.50 5
04/16/2010

Has a young and dry, dusty nose. Licorice present even on the nose. In the mouth its more fruity with red berry flavors. Lots of woodsy notes, particularly cedar and a dry woodsy finish. Tight. Dry. Young. Sour red licorice finish.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
4.00 5
03/16/2009

Spiced molten chocolate on the nose, followed by raspberries and bitter chocolate in the mouth. Light and delicate.


Snooth User: bobcatpunk
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4.00 5
12/12/2012

red berries, oak, and some spice, good body, alcohol a bit prominent, nice finish


Snooth User: ccifarelli
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3.00 5
08/07/2011

Acidic at the start, but opens up nicely.


Snooth User: b52sharon
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5.00 5
08/01/2010

full and soft


Snooth User: iluvabug
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3.50 5
02/28/2011

Very much the money. Great with steak


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External Reviews for Clos du Val Pinot Noir Pinot Noir Napa Valley Carneros

External Review
05/23/2011

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.


External Review
03/16/2010

Clos Du Val Pinot Noir 2006 and all other wine from Clos Du Val are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
07/20/2010

92 Points - Wine Enthusiasts"A beautiful young Cab, built along classic Napa lines. Stands at the elegant end of the stylistic spectrum, with relatively low alcohol, less ripe fruit and a delicate mouthfeel. Shows flavors of herbs, cherries and blackberries. Drink now through 2015. Good value in an upscale Cab."-Steve Heimoff, October 01, 2009.


External Review
03/03/2010

Clos Du Val Pinot Noir Carneros 2006 750ML


External Review
05/23/2011

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.


External Review
03/16/2010

Clos Du Val Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Napa and all other wine from Clos Du Val are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Enthusiast ReviewRated 87You'll find this Pinot Noir drier, earthier, tarter and even more tannic than most coastal bottlings. It has flavors of cherry skins, black raspberries, cola, peppery spices and herbs. Drink now-2010.Wine Tasting NotesThis 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.


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