Clos Du Val Napa Valley 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, $25.49-$39.99, 92 points, is a brilliant densely ruby color with a watery clear rim.
The nose is a reticent lightly sweet red cherry and sweet cooking spice, with just a hint of earth.
With a medium to medium-plus body swirling legs down the glass, potent acids rain-down the palate with equally firm, but approachable tannin.
The flavor is a clean pomegranate, red fruit, and a hint of violets which quickly gets lost in the incredibly long black and white pepper, spicy finish.
With the slightest sense of alcohol (13.5%), this is a beautifully focused and crafted wine, but my appreciation of Clos Du Val Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon had its genesis before today.
ClosDuValNapa "The One And Only One"
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