93 points James Suckling: "This shows lots of ripe dark and blue fruit on the nose, together with some leafy character. Notes of spices, cedar wood and walnuts, too. Medium-to full-bodied with firm tannins and a fresh, juicy-fruit profile. Polished and smooth with an array of succulent berries and blue flowers in the aftertaste. Drinkable now, but better in two or three years. Try after 2024. (3/3/22)"
92 points Wine Spectator: "A sleek, polished style, with cassis and plum notes driving through, carried by a graphite spine and backed by tobacco, briar and savory notes. Drink now through 2030. (6/30/22)"
92 points Wine Enthusiast: "This is a well-balanced red with small amounts of other varieties like Merlot. Spicy, it shows well-integrated oak and tannin within a taut, elegant and lengthy palate of blueberry and black currant. (May 2022)."
90 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is bright and punchy, with terrific energy driving a core of red/purplish berry fruit. This mid-weight, vibrant Napa Valley Cabernet is stylish and easy to like. Crushed red berries, rose petal, cinnamon and spice all open in the glass. A year or two in bottle should help some of the firmness in the tannin to soften. Drink: 2023-2031. (Jan 2022)"
|Producer||Clos du Val|