Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon Estate 2015 - 750ml

$ 48.00

92 points James Suckling

"A tight and solid 2015 with plenty of blackberry and currant character and polished and silky tannins. Full body, pretty fruit and a fresh finish. Shows tension and focus. A blend of 80% cabernet sauvignon, 12% merlot, 8% cabernet franc. Better in 2019."

91 points Jeb Dunnuck

"The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is rock solid and offers impressive currant and blackberry fruit characteristics, notes of graphite and lead pencil, medium to full-bodied richness, and terrific purity. A blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc, aged in 66% new French oak, it’s high-quality juice to drink over the coming decade or more."

 

John and Henrietta Goelet founded Clos Du Val in 1972.  A descendant of Bordeaux's famed wine merchant, Barton & Guestier, John had a vision of producing Cabernet Sauvignon that would rival the world’s best.  French trained winemaker Bernard Portet was selected to head the search for the perfect property from which to produce these wines.  In 1972, two years and five continents later, a parcel in what would become the Stags Leap District in the Napa Valley was chosen to fulfill this lofty dream.  Our inaugural wine, the 1972 Clos Du Val Cabernet Sauvignon, was part of the group that topped French wines in the legendary 1976 Judgment of Paris blind tasting. Ten years later, our Cabernet Sauvignon took first place in the Judgment of Paris rematch.

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Winemaker's Notes

This Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is brimming with classic varietal characteristics of cassis, bramble fruit and blueberry. The hints of butterscotch on the long, smooth finish are a giveaway of the new, carefully selected French oak barrel influence.

Aged 18 months in French oak, 66% new.

Country United States
Region California
Sub-Region Napa Valley
Ratings 92 James Suckling, 91 Jeb Dunnuck, 90 Wine Advocate
Varietal(s) 80% Cabernet Sauvignon
12 % Merlot
8 % Cabernet Franc
Color Red
ABV 14.7%
Vintage 2015
Size 750mL
Closure Cork

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