1996 Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon (California - Napa Valley, United States)
Wine - Red $84.99 (750mL)
Dense black cherry, cassis, leather and tobacco scream from the glass. This is followed by a smooth, elegant and seamless mouthfeel of cigar box, red cherry fruit with hints of strawberry and cranberries. Still has some tannins, but this would serve those who appreciate the secondary and tertiary complexities of an older, well made wine. A rare library release from the famed Clos du Val winery, one of the wine pioneers in California.