Clos du Val Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
|Brand||Clos du Val|
"The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is a gorgeous entry-level wine from Clos du Val. Dark, inky and voluptuous in the glass, but with plenty of structural underpinning, the 2015 is super-expressive today. The tannins are going to need at least a year or two to soften, but all the elements are nicely balanced throughout. A rush of dark cherry, plum, lavender, spice and menthol build in this attractive, mid-weight Cabernet Sauvignon from Clos du Val. Fruit sources are the estate vineyard in Stags Leap and State Lane in Yountville." ~A.G.
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon-a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc-features notions of cassis, black cherries and plums with hints of damp earth and cigar box. Medium to full-bodied, it has appealing vibrancy and freshness in the mouth, with a chewy frame and good length.
Still angular, featuring a deep, intense core centered on dark berry, mocha, cedar and crushed rock flavors. Ends as it begins, chewy and chunky. Drink now.