Clos du Val

Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

9.127 ratings
9.15 pro ratings
Stags Leap District, 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
Isaac Pirolo

The flagship of Clos Du Val is their Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon. The 1973 vintage was included in the Judgment of Paris. The 2011 vintage presents a similarly styled profile as the same vintage from Cathy Corison as well as Keenan. While it doesn’t hit the high notes achieved by those bottles, it’s a commendable effort considering the difficulty of the vintage. Olive tapenade and fire roasted peppers play well off the warmth of cedar and hot brick. The balance allows the currant and black cherry to sail through, leaving behind secondary notes of earth, graphite, coffee, and charcoal.

The flagship of Clos Du Val is their Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon. The 1973 vintage was included in the Judgment of Paris. The 2011 vintage presents a similarly styled profile as the same vintage from Cathy Corison as well as Keenan. While it doesn’t hit the high notes achieved by those bottles, it’s a commendable effort considering the difficulty of the vintage. Olive tapenade and fire roasted peppers play well off the warmth of cedar and hot brick. The balance allows the currant and black cherry to sail through, leaving behind secondary notes of earth, graphite, coffee, and charcoal.

Apr 1st, 2018
Harsha Hanna

Harsha had this 8 years ago

Harsha had this 8 years ago

1 person found it helpfulDec 14th, 2014
Meghan Hamilton

Wine Educator Joseph Phelps Vineyards

8.8

Lots of green pepper, tobacco and spice. Would be great with a meal with peppers and onions.

Lots of green pepper, tobacco and spice. Would be great with a meal with peppers and onions.

Feb 12th, 2016
Andrew Healy

Very nice drop!

Very nice drop!

Nov 13th, 2015
John Mergen

The wine was a little young and probably needed a few more years. I don't agree with some of the previous ratings for this vintage

The wine was a little young and probably needed a few more years. I don't agree with some of the previous ratings for this vintage

Jan 1st, 2016
Michael Hankinson

The greatest wine ever

The greatest wine ever

Jan 1st, 2016
Trevor Shattuck

Awesome peppery smell. From the volcanic soil Jim tells me.

Awesome peppery smell. From the volcanic soil Jim tells me.

Nov 12th, 2015
Jess Paley

Works

Works

Sep 29th, 2015
Josh Reeder-Esparza

Oh man, this was good. Bold and smokey

Oh man, this was good. Bold and smokey

Sep 18th, 2015
Bill Cunningham

Dark cherry, anise and smoke make this bold full body can stand out. Definite flavor of earth and vegetable (bell pepper?).

Dark cherry, anise and smoke make this bold full body can stand out. Definite flavor of earth and vegetable (bell pepper?).

Aug 1st, 2015