Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Estate 2016

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
JD 92
JS 92
AG 91
WE 90
14.5% ABV
Item # 338720

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750ml
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92 points Jeb Dunnuck: "[$52 list] Starting out with the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc, 7% Merlot, and 3% Petit Verdot), it's a rocking Cabernet that should be snatched up by readers looking for a terrific value in Napa Cabernet at the 50 dollar price point. Blue fruits, sappy herbs, some damp earth, and a touch of mint all emerge from this charming, medium to full-bodied, fruit-loaded effort that delivers the goods. Drink: 2019-2031. (1/31/19)"

92 points James Suckling: "Some meaty aromas across ripe blackcurrants, blueberries and gently tarry notes. The palate has a strong core of smoothly grippy tannins and abundant blackcurrants. Give this another year or two. Try from 2020. (11/19/18)"

91 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "[$52 list] The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate has turned out beautifully. Fresh, vibrant and full of energy, the 2016 shows the contemporary Clos du Val style at its best. Inky blue/purplish berry fruit, lavender, spice new leather and menthol add shades of nuance to this super-attractive, mid-weight Cabernet Sauvignon from Clos du Val. Once again, Clos du Val's Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is one of the very finest wines readers will find in this price range. Drink: 2020-2031. (Dec 2018)"

90 points Wine Enthusiast: "This is blended with 14% Cabernet Franc, 7% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot, the whole given 20 months in a combination of French and Hungarian oak. It shows bright floral aromatics and bold flavors of blueberry, cinnamon and clove. The texture is soft and well integrated, with a light finish. Alcohol 14.5%. (Sep 2019)"
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92 points Jeb Dunnuck: "[$52 list] Starting out with the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc, 7% Merlot, and 3% Petit Verdot), it's a rocking Cabernet that should be snatched up by readers looking for a terrific value in Napa Cabernet at the 50 dollar price point. Blue fruits, sappy herbs, some damp earth, and a touch of mint all emerge from this charming, medium to full-bodied, fruit-loaded effort that delivers the goods. Drink: 2019-2031. (1/31/19)"

92 points James Suckling: "Some meaty aromas across ripe blackcurrants, blueberries and gently tarry notes. The palate has a strong core of smoothly grippy tannins and abundant blackcurrants. Give this another year or two. Try from 2020. (11/19/18)"

91 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "[$52 list] The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate has turned out beautifully. Fresh, vibrant and full of energy, the 2016 shows the contemporary Clos du Val style at its best. Inky blue/purplish berry fruit, lavender, spice new leather and menthol add shades of nuance to this super-attractive, mid-weight Cabernet Sauvignon from Clos du Val. Once again, Clos du Val's Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is one of the very finest wines readers will find in this price range. Drink: 2020-2031. (Dec 2018)"

90 points Wine Enthusiast: "This is blended with 14% Cabernet Franc, 7% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot, the whole given 20 months in a combination of French and Hungarian oak. It shows bright floral aromatics and bold flavors of blueberry, cinnamon and clove. The texture is soft and well integrated, with a light finish. Alcohol 14.5%. (Sep 2019)"
Product SKU 338720
Producer Clos du Val
Country United States
Region California
SubRegion Napa Valley
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 2016
Size 750ml
Color Red
Blend 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc, 7% Merlot, and 3% Petit Verdot
ABV 14.5%
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