Clos du Val – Estate Cabernet Franc 2016 – Stags Leap District, Napa Valley

Clos du Val – Estate Cabernet Franc 2016 – Stags Leap District, Napa Valley

The nose is fruity and offers intensity and a fine concentration. It reveals notes of blackberry, violet and small notes of small red berries, cassis associated with fine touches of cocoa/mocha, Sichuan pepper and a very discreet hint of spices. The mouth is fruity, well-balanced and offers a juicy/finely acidulous frame, precision as well as a fine tension. In the mouth this wine expresses notes of juicy cassis, juicy raspberry and small notes of small ripe/juicy red berries associated with fine touches of cornflower/rose, crunchy blueberry as well as fine hints of tonka bean. Tannins are elegant and well-built.

Note (Score): 16/20

Note (Score): 92/100

Date de dégustation (Tasting date): 01/2020

Dégustateur (Wine Critic): Choukroun Chicheportiche Jonathan

Type d'agriculture (Agriculture): Agriculture Raisonnée (Sustainable Agriculture)

Type (Kind): Rouge (Red)

Format dégusté (Tasted bottle size): Bouteille (Bottle)

En Primeur (EnPrimeur): Non (No)