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Clos du Val

Clos du Val
2015 Hirondelle Vineyard Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
96 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
$120
Cellar Selection

Clos du Val
2015 Hirondelle Vineyard Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Nearly opaque black garnet color. Complex aromas and flavors of black olive, rosemary focaccia, coconut creme, and milk chocolate with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dryish full body and a peppery, subtle, long finish with notes of sun dried tomato, black pepper, dark tobacco, and mace with firm tannins and moderate oak flavor. A concentrated, powerful Cabernet with stimulating salinity; makes a lasting impression.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: black olive, rosemary focaccia, coconut creme, and milk chocolate
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of sun dried tomato, black pepper, dark tobacco, and mace
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Ribeye With Maitre D' Butter, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A concentrated, powerful Cabernet with stimulating salinity; makes a lasting impression.

The Producer or Importer

Clos Du Val

The Producer or  Importer
5330 Silverado Trl
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 707-261-5200

Cabernet Sauvignon

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
Cabernet Sauvignon is a variety that is the source of some of the world’s most celebrated and longest-lived reds. Grown in many countries, it is most famous in Bordeaux, where it is the principal grape in red Bordeaux as well as in California – especially Napa Valley- where it is labeled by its varietal name.

Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas and flavors of black currant, cassis, black cherry and sometimes plum (in warmer regions or vintages). Quite rich on the palate, the variety is very tannic, giving its wines a bitter edge in their youth, but also providing the wines with great aging potential, with top flight examples drinking well for as long as four or five decades. Given their richness and flavor profile, wines made from Cabernet Sauvignon need to be paired with rich red meats, such as steaks and roasts as well as game.

Besides France and California, other countries with warm growing regions also excel with Cabernet Sauvignon. These include the Maipo and Colchagua Valleys in Chile as well as the Bolgheri district, situated on the coast of Tuscany.