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Clos Du Val Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon

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This is the top shelf wine for Clos Du Val out of the famous Stags Leap region. It's well priced, too, 'cos usually you have to pay hundreds of $$$ for wines out of this region. Seductive aromas of cassis, plums, smokiness and mocha float out of the glass, along with sniffs of dried herbs and toast. The palate is more medium-bodied (13.5% alcohol) and elegant, with a good hit of vanillian oak, rich, dark fruit flavours, tight, fine tannins, and a long, lingering, choc-coated plum finish. This will kick on for a couple of decades! So give it plenty of air before serving with a few slices of beef.

Winemaker's Notes

Our Flagship Cabernet Sauvignon hails from our renowned Stags Leap District vineyard, best known for elegant and opulent wines. Deep garnet in color this wine is aged in French oak for 24 months. The wine is full bodied and accented with complex flavors of black fruit, chocolate, and dried herbs. The 2008 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.

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