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Date Printed: 7/24/2014
Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
(search item no. 76036)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 7/24/2014: $26.99

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
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This incredibly rich and intense Cabernet Sauvignon reveals a deep red color with a purple-hued undertone. Layers of fruit, wood and spice create a complex nose that releases aromas of fleshy cherries, bay leaf, coffee and hazelnut. It is a fullbodied wine with an explosive entry and a kiss of chocolate. Smooth and seamlessly integrated, the wine leaves a lingering finish and a lasting impression.
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About Clos du Val Wine Co.:

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.