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Date Printed: 12/20/2014
Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
(search item no. 94131)

PRICE ON 12/20/2014: $28.99

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:

Blend: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 3% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot

Deep purple-black in color, the 2005 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon displays aromas of black currant, cassis and spice. This powerful, full bodied wine is packed with the rich flavors of ripe dark fruit.

Tannins are silky and smooth, resulting in a seamless yet intense wine of structure and balance. Enjoy this Cabernet Sauvignon now, or age it for an additional 5-10 years.

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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.