About the Wine
Clos du Val is a historic winery in Napa Valley. The Cabernet from this property participated in the famous 1976 Judgment of Paris. And, in a rematch in 1986, the Cabernet from this estate upset the French Bordeaux competitors.
The 2014 is classically styled, consistent, and over-delivers Stag's Leap blackberry/blueberry potion that lovers of Napa Cab seek.
Due to a vintage change, we grabbed the last cases at an unbeatable price. Don't miss the price on this wine.
Clos Du Val's 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is intense, powerful, and yet medium in body, as wines from this vintage tend to be. I would give the 2014 at least a year or two in bottle, as the wine comes across as a bit sinewy and shut down relative to how it tasted from barrel. This is an impressive, classically proportioned Stags Leap Cabernet endowed with lovely precision and brightness. ~91VM
Fresh currant-leaf and berry character follow through to a medium body, a solid center palate of fruit and soft, delicate tannins. Consistently an outstanding bottle. Drink or hold. ~91JS