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Date Printed: 10/25/2014
Clos du Val Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Clos du Val Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
(search item no. 98730)
collectible wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 10/25/2014: $70.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
2008 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine News rating: 92 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2001 The Wine News rating: 91 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1997 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1997 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 3% Merlot and 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 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.