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    Clos du Val Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
    Cabernet Sauvignon - Napa Valley, California

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    • WE94
    • W&S93
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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 94 Wine Enthusiast, 93 Wine & Spirits

    Region: Napa Valley, California

    Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Style: Big & Bold

    Item no. 98730

    Winemaker's Notes:

    A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 3% Merlot and 2% Petit Verdot.

    Deep purple-black in color, the 2005 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon displays aromas of black currant, cassis and spice. This powerful, full bodied wine is packed with the rich flavors of ripe dark fruit. Tannins are silky and smooth, resulting in a seamless yet intense wine of structure and balance. Enjoy this Cabernet Sauvignon now, or age it for an additional 5-10 years.

    Critical Acclaim:

    Clos du Val has gone as far as they intend to in order to make a ripe, opulent Cab in the modern Napa cult style. But they remain faithful to their Bordeaux-inspired house style, which is leaner and more tannic than most. The result is a natural cellar candidate, with an official alcohol of only 13.5%. Rich in blackberries and black currants, this wine should easily develop over the next 10–15 years.

    94 Points
    Wine Enthusiast

    The vibrant color and complex flavor depth make an immediate impression, but it takes two days of air for the elegance and detail of the wine to completely show. Until then, it seems a little self-consciously important, posturing with lots of face paint from new oak and spicy curves right under your nose. The oak integrates with air, and the freshness of the wine wins out over any affectations it displays for immediate drinking. This is, in fact, built for the long haul.

    93 Points
    Wine & Spirits
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    susan little (3/24/2011)
    this is like Bordeaux- what a wonderful wine!!! LOVE IT!
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    Priscilla Hairston (9/24/2010)
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