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Date Printed: 12/19/2014
Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon (half-bottle) 1999
Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon (half-bottle) 1999
(search item no. 39490)

PRICE ON 12/19/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Dark red in color with purplish hue. Dense nose of ripe blackberries and black cherries - layered and concentrated with spicy and toasty undertones. Fleshy entry leads to a core of concentrated fruit with a framework of acid and tannins that balance out the overall mouthfeel.
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About Clos du Val:

Clos Du Val, French for "small vineyard estate of a small valley," was founded in 1972 in the now legendary Stags Leap District by Franco-American entrepreneur John Goelet. After a worldwide search to purchase vineyard properties from which to craft world-class wines, 150 acres in Stags Leap and 180 acres in Carneros were chosen, solidifying Clos Du Val's iconic stature and formidable place in Napa Valley history.

Today, for Clos Du Val Winemaker Kristy Melton, it is the bounty from these renowned vineyards that acts as the foundation for the distinctive, terroir-driven wines of balance and elegance for which Clos Du Val is known.