Clos du Val Red Blend

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One of the earliest wineries in the now famous Stags Leap district, Clos du Val was founded in 1972

Clos du Val Merlot 6 bottle case, the best of the Napa vally

Clos du Val Red Blend Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec

A blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Petit Verdot, and 5% Malbec from 3 different sites in Red Hills, Lodi and Mendocino. Following a dry winter season, the 2020 harvest began with mild weather patterns. In early August, an intense heatwave hit the Napa Valley and accelerated ripening, causing harvest to start two to three weeks early. The wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks with 2-3 dialy pump overs and then aged for 7 months in French oak.

Tasting notes
Opening with fresh aromas of cherry, raspberry, and and strawberry, this beautifully balanced red blend showcases bright acidity and a rich, velvety mouthfeel. Enticing flavours of plum, dark chocolate, and black liquorice are followed by a long, smooth finish.

Food match
Portabello mushroom with butter and garlic, slow-braised beef or hard cheeses such as an aged cheddar or gouda.

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One of the earliest wineries in the now famous Stag’s Leap district, Clos du Val was founded in 1972 by
American businessman John Goelet and French-born winemaker Bernard Portet. Bernard’s father had been
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 Stag’s Leap district.

In 1973 an additional 180 acres of vineyards were purchased in the cool-climate Carneros region. The winemaking team now led by John Clews and Kirsty Melton are building further on an already outstanding reputation, utilising the very best Napa fruit to produce handcrafted, estate wines famed for their balance, elegance and complexity.

The late maturing Cabernet Sauvignon is the benchmark variety for wines from the Stag’s Leap district, where cool night-time temperatures and the reflected heat of the Stag’s Leap Palisades during the day provide ideal conditions. In comparison, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are the stars of the Carneros region, where the cool maritime breezes
moderate the temperature and allow the extended slow and even ripening that these varieties demand to
achieve the level of concentration and rare delicacy that makes them so sought after.

In The Vineyard: The Merlot vines are between 19 and 28 years old and grow in gravelly, clay loams. In The Winery: Fermentation took place in closed top tanks with 2 pumpovers daily and 25 days of skin contact. 18 months in French oak barrels, 25% new barrels.
Clos du Val Merlot The wine are 75cl bottle size

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