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2010 Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon "Stags Leap District"

Winery: Clos du Val

Vintage: 2010

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Stags Leap District"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot & 6% Cabernet Franc

Region: Stags Leap

State or country: CA

Price: $80

Cases produced: 3,000

KWG Score: 91 (based on 4 reviews)

Average Virtual Score: 91 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: March 2, 2015

Wine Review: This very dark purple colored Cabernet Sauvignon opens with a pleasant black cherry bouquet with hints of new leather and fresh wild roses. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced, smooth and completely coats your mouth. The flavor profile is a very concentrated ripe black currant with notes of integrated old oak and black licorice. I also detected hints of blackberry and oolong tea. The finish is dry and is moderate dusty tannins are very sticky and linger for quite a while. I would decant this Cab and the serve it with a well-marbled ribeye. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Our Flagship Cabernet Sauvignon hails from our renowned Stags Leap District vineyard, best known for elegant and opulent wines. The wine is aged in French oak barrels for 24months to fully integrate its tannins and structure. It is deep maroon in color and opens to aromas of dark roasted coffee, black fruit and toast. The flavors are evocative of black forest fruits, dark chocolate shavings, plum and toffee. The 2010 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits extraordinary complexity and balance, bolstered by fully integrated, silky tannins. Enjoy now or cellar for at least 10+ years.

Organic status: not organic

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