Clos du Val Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 6 bottle case

Clos du Val
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Clos du Val Napa Cabernet Sauvignon Napa valley, supremely balanced and complex Napa Cabernet

The Clos du Val Napa Cabernet Sauvignon Napa valley deep ink coloured wine with a purplish hue. The concentrated nose has a balanced blend of dark fruits, bell pepper and toasty oak. Flavours of blackberries and blackcurrant lead to an expansive mid-palate, with a lovely integration of acid and wood complimenting the fruit. The velvety tannins and great length demonstrate why the classics are always in style. American wine

Tasting notes, The Wine Advocate 89 points

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is blended of 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11.5% Cabernet Franc, 8.5% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot. It's deep purple-black in color and comes bounding out of the glass with vibrant black cherries, blackcurrants and warm plums scents followed by hints of tobacco, charcuterie, tapenade and lavender. Medium-bodied with a good intensity of uncomplicated black fruits, it has a chewy backbone and succulent finish.

Classic Napa Cabernet. The colour is a deep garnet and the wine has aromas of black fruits, cedar wood, dark chocolate and leather. The palate is rich and complex with supple blackcurrant fruits and more complex characters of wood spice and graphite pencil. The texture is focused with well structured tannins and great acidity. A wine that drinks brilliantly now and will age well for the next decade.

Food match, slam in the lamb. Alternatively stick with quality British beef or a host of other succulent meat roasts. Or approximately 2kg of cheese.

Stocked stored in our warehouse in Derbyshire, we deliver to all of the UK

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Bottle size 75cl

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 1972 an additional 180 acres of vineyards were purchased in the cool-climate Carneros region.

The winemaking team now led by John Clewes 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.