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CLOS DU VAL NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON

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

Napa Valley, California
2014
14% ABV.
92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 1% Petit Syrah
75cl

£37.95

Price includes VAT

Tasting notes:

This wine delivers everything we are looking for from a great vintage. The colour 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 vines for this predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon blend are up to 29 years old and grow in gravelly clay loam. Fermented in stainless steel tanks with 2 pumpovers daily. The wine is aged in French oak barrels for 18 months, 25% of which is new oak.

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.

Food match:

This lovely Cabernet Sauvignon will be a lovely partner to roasted red meats, especially lamb or beef. Otherwise a large plate of cheese is a good partner, as is a comfy sofa and good company.

This wine is suitable to vegetarians and vegans. 

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