Clos du Val
Clos Du Val was founded by the Goelet family in 1972. In the history of North American winemaking, the Cabernet producers of 1972 are legendary. In an era that wine writer Hugh Johnson referred to as “the turning point in modern wine history,” 1972 saw the founding of a who’s who of California’s most iconic wineries. Long known as a Cabernet heavyweight from the Stags Leap District, Clos Du Val was also one of the first wineries to purchase land in the cool climate region of Carneros. Clos Du Val’s acclaimed estate program has evolved to include 180 acres in Napa, Carneros, and the 18-acre State Lane Vineyard in Yountville. In a nod to the iconic image that has graced the Clos Du Val label for over 40 years, Clos Du Val’s three estate vineyards are collectively referred to as the Three Graces—Splendor, Mirth and Joy—the mythical daughters of Zeus, who were said to preside over Olympian celebrations.
Clos Du Val Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2009
Clos Du Val Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, shows tannic, earthy flavors with fruity inflections—and not the other way around. Rich and powerful without losing focus for even a second. Characteristic of Clos Du Val's world-class style, the 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon continues the winery's tradition of producing truly elegant wines of balance and complexity.
"The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags' Leap District (Napa Valley) is quite pretty in this vintage. A warm, resonant bouquet laced with espresso, plums and spices meld into expressive dark berries as this mid-weight, polished Cabernet opens up in the glass. Hints of raspberry jam, rose petals and mocha are layered into the persistent finish. Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is rarely inexpensive, but this is about as good as it gets for the money."
Rated 90 - The Wine Advocate.
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