06 Feb 95+ Point Clos du Val Cabernet!
95+pt Clos du Val Cabernet!
The 2013 Napa Cabernets keep rolling in. This is the HIGHEST overall rated vintage from Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate ever (98 points versus 96 points for the next highest), and we have one of the best bang-for-your-buck on sale from historic Clos du Val Winery.
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2013 Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
On Sale $34.99
The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is striking. Powerful and dense in the glass, with utterly mesmerizing balance, the 2013 hits all the right spots. Graphite, smoke, grilled herbs, black cherries and incense form a tapestry of aromas and flavors that simply dazzles. The 2013 needs time in bottle for the tannins to soften, but it is a real head-turner. The combination of intense tannin and opulent fruit is classic 2013.
95+ Points, Antonio Galloni
Also on sale from Clos du Val
2013 Clos du Val Pinot Noir, Carneros
On Sale $23.99
An 100% estate-driven wine, this features intense notes of spicy raspberry and strawberry, full and inviting in aromatics, while maintaining a subdued nature. Earthy tannins rise up midway through the wine, providing strength and structure before finishing long and lean.
90 Points, Wine Enthusiast
Arriving Next Week!
2012 Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon Stag’s Leap District, Napa Valley
On Sale $54.99
Unctuous red with blueberry, blackberry and hints of vanilla on the nose and palate. Full body, very fine tannins and a fresh, clean and beautiful finish. Better in 2018 but already a joy to taste.
94 Points, James Suckling
2013 Clos du Val Chardonnay, Carneros
On Sale $18.99
The 2013 Chardonnay from Clos du Val has a nice, creamy, subtle style, with some attractive citrus, touches of honey and tangerine oil, medium body, good, fresh acidity, not a lot of oak, and a medium-bodied finish.
The Wine Advocate
Other NEW AWESOME 2013 Napa Valley Cabernets on sale!
2013 Hess Collection Cabernet Sauvignon “Allomi,” Napa Valley
On Sale $24.99
Our Allomi Cabernet Sauvignon offers distinct notes of vanilla and oak spice with classic red fruit flavors set off by currant and blackberry along with moderate, well-integrated tannins showing a round, plush mouthfeel.
2013 Chappellet Cabernet Sauvignon “Signature,” Napa Valley (Very limited-orders subject to confirmation)
On Sale $57.99
The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Signature from Chappellet, a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Malbec and the rest Merlot and Petit Verdot, is a stunner. Moreover, it’s a pretty realistic value for a top-notch Cabernet from California. Of course, it’s a great vintage and they’ve nailed it. Deep ruby/purple color, notes of blueberry, blackberry, with cassis, camphor and spring flowers, the wine is full-bodied, powerful (14.8% natural alcohol), layered with supple tannins and a long, long finish. This wine can be drunk now, or cellared for 25 or more years.
96 Points, The Wine Advocate
2013 Turnbull Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
On Sale $42.99
Turnbull’s 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville, their least expensive wine in the portfolio is the most forward and precocious of the cuvées and shows what great winemaking and vineyard sources the Turnbulls are dealing with. The color is opaque purple, the wine shows slightly less tannins than its counterparts, with gorgeously intense blueberry and blackberry fruit, cedar wood, forest floor and spice box. It’s full-bodied, opulent, rich and, while still young with a good 10 years of upside, this wine will still be drinking great 20 years from now.
95 Points, The Wine Advocate
More 2013s Still on Sale!
2013 Philippe Melka “CJ,” Proprietary Red, Napa Valley
On Sale $59.99
The 2013 CJ is a 80% Cabernet Sauvignon with the balance Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot blend aged 18 months in about one-fifth new French oak. This is one of my favorite wines in his portfolio, and the good news is that there are 1,800 cases. It has an absolutely spectacular nose of white chocolate, grilled meats, blackcurrants and licorice. The wine is full-bodied, has an opaque purple color, beautiful texture, density and overall richness and length. This wine is showing secondary nuances already, and should continue to evolve gracefully for 15 or more years.
94 Points, The Wine Advocate
2013 Crossbarn by Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
On Sale $45.99
This is a fantastic example of the super 2013 vintage in Napa. Full body, currants, graphite, spice, and light chocolate. The length and balance to this is superb. Don’t miss it. Drink or hold.
93 Points, James Suckling
2013 Peter Franus Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
On Sale $41.99
The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is superb. A host of graphite, grilled herbs, licorice and spice meld into a core of inky fruit in a rich, powerful Cabernet Sauvignon that is going to take at least a few years to fully come together. This is an unusually big, opulent wine from Peter Franus, but all the elements are in the right place.
93 Points, Vinous Media
2013 Frog’s Leap Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford
On Sale $44.99
A super attractive, mid-weight wine, the estate’s 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon offers up a classic expression of Rutherford. Sweet red cherry, iron, smoke and chocolate are all pushed forward, followed by a kick of energy that punctuates the finish. Exuberant and racy, with fabulous intensity, the 2013 is showing beautifully today. Despite its openness today, the 2013 has the pedigree to drink well for many years.
93 Points, Vinous Media
2013 Jax Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
On Sale $43.99
The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, also seems superior to its 2012 counterpart. Black/purple, the wine show plenty of blackberry and cassis fruit, with more depth, ripeness and overall flavor dimension than its older sibling. This should turn out to be outstanding wine.
90-92 Points, The Wine Advocate
2013 Odyssey Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Spring Mountain District (Bottled Exclusively for the Wine Merchant!)
On Sale $45.99
From the top of Spring Mountain this Cabernet is loaded with black currants, blueberries, and a hint of black tea. (Only 150 cases produced)
2013 Cade Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
On Sale $87.99
The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon (77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Malbec and 15% Petit Verdot, tipping the scales at 15.1% alcohol) has an inky purple color, a beautiful nose of blueberry and blackberry fruit, licorice and spring flowers. It is complex, rich, full-bodied, opulent, sexy and lush. This is a 2013 to drink now, as well as cellar for 10-15+ years.
92 Points, The Wine Advocate
2013 Ca’ Momi Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
On Sale $17.99
Lots of walnuts, plum and smoked meat. Full body, silky tannins and a savory finish. Drink now.
90 Points, James Suckling