Clos Du Val

7072592200 5330 Silverado Trail
Napa, CA 94558
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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 Read more »

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  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2013

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    The best CdV Napa Valley I've had from them. Rich and full bodied with plenty of fruit, tannins dusty earth, mocha and spice - this is powerful. Great tannin to acid balance makes cellar worthy. 92 points - drink or hold - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • The Petite Sirah was bigger than most and more of the type I like and the Clos du Val was just flat out good, drinking well above it's price point. Read More

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  • Stephen, you should start thinking in terms of sourcing from the US directly. I ...;Clos du Val 1985 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon  |  2 in stock  |  $89.99 Diamond Creek 1985 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon Gravelly Meadow 6L  |  1 in stock  |  $999.99 Forman 1998 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon   |  11 in stock  |  $89.99 Forman 1999 Napa Merlot   |  12 in stock  ... Read More

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  • Despite my somewhat feeble attempts trying to find US wine in Australia is frustratingSo I think I would like to build a list of high Quality but not astronomic priced wines my American Snooth Colleagues would suggest I look out forBare in mind that if it is from a very small niche producer I would need to know how I can source it in AustraliaSo... Read More

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  • Clos du Val Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Premier 2012

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    Wonderful! Read More

    Wine review by Rivershack2010


  • Clos du Val Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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    Wine review by Rivershack2010


  • Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

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    All of the fruit came from the Hirondelle Estate Vineyard. Merlot (7%) was blended in with the Cabernet. 800 cases were produced. Raspberry and blueberry aromas lead the nose; bits of savory herbs are present as well. Copious spice notes are evident on the palate which also includes blackberry, plum and dark cherry flavors. Chicory, minerals an... Read More

    Wine review by Gabe Sasso


  • Short trip. Will be very busy but not too so to taste the wine. At Boston Logan Aitport.  Read More

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  • MJET - Here's a list of wines that are currently out there (out of ... Clos du Val Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon***2012 Louis M. Martini Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon***2012 Beringer Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon***2012 Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon***2012 Gallo "Signature Series" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon***2013 Honig N... Read More

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  • Which Cab Sav's are REALLY good right of the bat (upon release from the winery) and even better after 5 years?  Read More

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