Clos du Val Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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Second of the blind red wines at this quarter's S&E Wine Club, which for red was either Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc or Merlot from either Rutherford or Stags Leap District. Thanks Claude and Carrie! Medium ruby red. A touch of greenery on the nose with chalk and blueberries. Heavy tannins (7/10) and medium plus bodied. Attack of black cherries on the palate with tons of volcanic like soil. Definitely felt reserved. Dry and long finish. Drink till 2022.

Second of the blind red wines at this quarter's S&E Wine Club, which for red was either Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc or Merlot from either Rutherford or Stags Leap District. Thanks Claude and Carrie! Medium ruby red. A touch of greenery on the nose with chalk and blueberries. Heavy tannins (7/10) and medium plus bodied. Attack of black cherries on the palate with tons of volcanic like soil. Definitely felt reserved. Dry and long finish. Drink till 2022.

8.9

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Clos du Val's 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is a pretty wine with lovely balance and an understated personality to match. Plums, black cherries, tobacco, cedar, flowers and mint are laced into the silky, expressive finish. Overall this is an attractive, mid-weight Cabernet built on a classic sense of structure. It should drink well for the next decade or more. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous)

Clos du Val's 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is a pretty wine with lovely balance and an understated personality to match. Plums, black cherries, tobacco, cedar, flowers and mint are laced into the silky, expressive finish. Overall this is an attractive, mid-weight Cabernet built on a classic sense of structure. It should drink well for the next decade or more. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous)

9.1

Kevin Blix

Ok but not great for $70

Ok but not great for $70

8.8

Ryan Allard

Meh....was okay but expected more. Too much oak and not enough fruit.

Meh....was okay but expected more. Too much oak and not enough fruit.

8.8

NKAT

Nice balance

Nice balance

9.4

Pierre Gourinchas

Surprising for a Clos du Val. Richer and more tannins than I am used to.

Surprising for a Clos du Val. Richer and more tannins than I am used to.

8.8

Mark Helsom

Impressed. Very consistent

Impressed. Very consistent

9.2

Stephen Magill

Steaks and cab... In a perfect setting. Couldn't be much better! Lucky. :)

Steaks and cab... In a perfect setting. Couldn't be much better! Lucky. :)

9.5

Mark Helsom

Needs additional time however, loving the potential of this well made wine.

Needs additional time however, loving the potential of this well made wine.

9.2

Erik Sjolund

Very smooth yet structured.

Very smooth yet structured.

9.0

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