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This is world class Californian cabernet Sauvignon from one of the original Californian wineries. Very, very good.

Napa Valley, California
14.1% ABV.
92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 1% Petit Syrah


Price includes VAT

Tasting notes:

" This wine delivers everything we are looking for from a great vintage. The color is an inky purple hue and the wine has aromas of black fruits, baking spices, dark chocolate and leather. The palate is rich and complex, full of flavors of berry pie, mocha, cedar, black pepper and vanilla toast. The texture is creamy, round and full with well structured tannins that are approachable now or will cellar well for decades."

About the wine:

The Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the famed Napa Valley region in California. The grapes for this predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon blend come from vines nearing 30 years old growing in gravelly loam soil. 

After harvest, the grapes are sorted and pressed. The must undergoes fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks with 2 pumpovers daily to fully extract all the colour and flavours possible.

After fermentation, the wine spends 18 months ageing in French oak barrels, 25% of which are new. 

About the producer:

One of the earliest wineries in the now famous Stags Leap District, Clos du Val was founded in 1972 by American business man John Goelet and French-born winemaker Bernard Portet. Bernards father had been the manager at Chateau Lafite, where he and his brother Dominique (ex Taltarni) were raised.

Clos du Val began life as 150 acres of vineyards on some of the finest land in the Stags Leap District. In 1973 an additional 180 acres were purchased in the cooler climate Carneros region.

The winemaking team, now led by John Clewes are building further on an already outstanding reputation, utilising the very best Napa and Carneros fruit to produce handcrafted, estate wines famed for their balance, elegance and complexity.

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