Clos du Val

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

8.9186 ratings
8.910 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Joyce Lin

Dark fruit note dominated with blackberry, cassis, black cherry, cinnamon, licorice, menthol, green bark, med plus to high tannin, med to med plus acidity.

Dark fruit note dominated with blackberry, cassis, black cherry, cinnamon, licorice, menthol, green bark, med plus to high tannin, med to med plus acidity.

Apr 14th, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

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. Aromas berry fruits and pepper notes. Flavors of ripe complex red and black berry fruits, vanilla and cacao. Fully integrated tannins, well balanced, lingering ending with espresso tones. Great value.

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. Aromas berry fruits and pepper notes. Flavors of ripe complex red and black berry fruits, vanilla and cacao. Fully integrated tannins, well balanced, lingering ending with espresso tones. Great value.

Mar 4th, 2018
Brian Mosqueda

Yummy! I'm pairing this handsome little guy with grilled streak and potatoes. It's the perfect way to kick off my birthday weekend!

Yummy! I'm pairing this handsome little guy with grilled streak and potatoes. It's the perfect way to kick off my birthday weekend!

1 person found it helpfulAug 8th, 2015
Shay A
9.0

This paired nicely with a steak from Bob's, but after seeing AGalloni's review for the '13 being outstanding, I need to get my hands on one.

This paired nicely with a steak from Bob's, but after seeing AGalloni's review for the '13 being outstanding, I need to get my hands on one.

Mar 25th, 2016
Jae Cho

A perennial favorite that over delivers Napa in a Bordeaux style.

A perennial favorite that over delivers Napa in a Bordeaux style.

Jan 18th, 2016
Rebecca Fletcher

Ruby color. Black fruit, plum, black currant, cassis, earth, cocoa, and violet. M- acid, M+ tannin. Menthol, Briney, dried herbs. Needs a little time but balanced and lovely.

Ruby color. Black fruit, plum, black currant, cassis, earth, cocoa, and violet. M- acid, M+ tannin. Menthol, Briney, dried herbs. Needs a little time but balanced and lovely.

Jan 14th, 2016
Eric Hastings

Beverage and Bar Coordinator Jean-Georges NYC

8.6

Always a classic

Always a classic

Apr 19th, 2015
Andy Hall

Nice effort. A little short on the depth and finish but an enjoyable wine.

Nice effort. A little short on the depth and finish but an enjoyable wine.

Nov 1st, 2017
Thomas Brenner

On fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish, motherfucker.

(Best if enjoyed by intonating in a Samuel L. Jackson fashion)

On fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish, motherfucker.

(Best if enjoyed by intonating in a Samuel L. Jackson fashion)

Sep 19th, 2017
Stuart Scheff

Dense black and purple fruit. Rich and powerful. Boom 💥

Dense black and purple fruit. Rich and powerful. Boom 💥

Jul 18th, 2017