Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Estate 2018 1.5L

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
JS 92
WS 92
AG 91
DE 91
WA 90
14.5% ABV
Item # 343263

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$94.95

1.5L
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92 points James Suckling: " Lots of dried blackcurrant, dark chocolate and walnut on the nose. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm, fine tannins. Flavorful finish. Try from 2022. (12/18/20)"

92 points Wine Spectator: "[Juicy and dense, with a core of steeped plum and blackberry fruit flavors backed by loam and roasted applewood notes. The finish has a nice kick of fruit and a flash of violet. Drink now through 2032. (3/31/22)"

91 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is a gorgeous entry-level wine from Clos du Val. Sensual and so inviting, the 2018 will be a real pleasure to drink right out of the gate. Inky dark fruit, grilled herbs, graphite and lavender open effortlessly in the glass, all framed by silky, poised tannins. Drink: 2021-2028. (Jan 2021)"

91 points Matthew Luczy (Decanter): "Baked black fruits and a damp, forest-driven quality on the nose. The palate is pure, honest and elegant, showing bright red-fruit notes with great definition. Charcoal, dried leather and cedar on the finish. A fantastic value and a beautiful representation of an old-school Napa Cabernet. 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec. Drinking Window: 2022-2030. (Oct 2020)"

90 points Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Advocate): "Composed of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate sports a deep garnet-purple color, offering open-knit, fragrant notions of warm cassis, blackberry pie and boysenberries plus touches of clove oil, dark chocolate and violets. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is laden with ripe, juicy black fruit, supported by ripe, grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing on a floral note. Drink: 2020-2030. (Nov 2020)"
92 points James Suckling: " Lots of dried blackcurrant, dark chocolate and walnut on the nose. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm, fine tannins. Flavorful finish. Try from 2022. (12/18/20)"

92 points Wine Spectator: "[Juicy and dense, with a core of steeped plum and blackberry fruit flavors backed by loam and roasted applewood notes. The finish has a nice kick of fruit and a flash of violet. Drink now through 2032. (3/31/22)"

91 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is a gorgeous entry-level wine from Clos du Val. Sensual and so inviting, the 2018 will be a real pleasure to drink right out of the gate. Inky dark fruit, grilled herbs, graphite and lavender open effortlessly in the glass, all framed by silky, poised tannins. Drink: 2021-2028. (Jan 2021)"

91 points Matthew Luczy (Decanter): "Baked black fruits and a damp, forest-driven quality on the nose. The palate is pure, honest and elegant, showing bright red-fruit notes with great definition. Charcoal, dried leather and cedar on the finish. A fantastic value and a beautiful representation of an old-school Napa Cabernet. 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec. Drinking Window: 2022-2030. (Oct 2020)"

90 points Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Advocate): "Composed of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate sports a deep garnet-purple color, offering open-knit, fragrant notions of warm cassis, blackberry pie and boysenberries plus touches of clove oil, dark chocolate and violets. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is laden with ripe, juicy black fruit, supported by ripe, grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing on a floral note. Drink: 2020-2030. (Nov 2020)"
Product SKU 343263
Producer Clos du Val
Country United States
Region California
SubRegion Napa Valley
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 2018
Size 1.5L
Color Red
Blend 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec
ABV 14.5%
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