Clos du Val Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
|Region||California, Napa County|
|Brand||Clos du Val|
New management, farming and winemaking practices at this producer, including a focus on smaller production, are remarkably on display in this delicious white. Golden pear and crunchy apple provide an unctuous, delightfully balanced experience that's crisp in underlying acidity and subtle baking spice.
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. 16,700 cases made.