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)"
|Producer||Clos du Val|
|Blend||80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 7% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec|