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)"
|Producer||Clos du Val|
|Blend||77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc, 7% Merlot, and 3% Petit Verdot|