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2011 Cabernet Sauvignon-Best In Class, Gold in 2014 Sunset International Wine Competition

Results of the 2014 Sunset International Wine Competition are in…


2010 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon get 91 pts.

2010 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon get 91 pts. in Wine Enthusiast Magazine…


2012 Winemaker’s Signature Series, Lone Cypress Ranch Pinot Noir, 88pts.

A full-bodied, cherry-red Pinot Noir, this is soft and plump, beefy enough for people accustomed to Napa Valley…
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Wine Reviews: Cali Cabs & Merlots

Since our last report on California Cabernets, we’ve received a lot of goodies, and some solid Merlots as well. Unsurprisingly, Napa steals the show, but this report features some impressive…

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2011 Clos du Val Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the 11 Great Napa Cabernets From 2011

Napa’s cool, wet 2011 vintage has been treated “charitably” by most critics, the same way they might treat a…

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Wine Country To Do: 50 Things to Do in Napa and Sonoma Before You Die

8. Lounge in a private cabana…


2012 Clos Du Val Chardonnay 88 Pts

Full-bodied and resplendent in ripe apple and brioche, this well-crafted wine…

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Vinography Unboxed: Clos Du Val Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot mentioned in Week of September 14, 2014

Hello, and welcome to my periodic dig through the samples pile. I’m pleased to bring you the latest installment of Vinography Unboxed, where I highlight some of the better bottles that have crossed my doorstep recently.

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2009 Clos Du Val Joie du Vin Front Runner in Robb Report

Well before Napa Valley’s most famous Franco-American collaboration took shape at Opus One, the US entrepreneur John “JG” Goelet and the French…

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2010 Joie du Vin Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District “94 Pts”

Blue Reviews Extra!!  94 Pts awarded to our  Clos Du Val 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon, Joie du Vin, Stags Leap District; naming it the best Clos Du Val wine ever made.



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Wine Reviews: California Cabernet

It seems Napa Valley will need a long time to recover from the recent earthquake. My heart goes out to everyone who was injured or sustained property damage. I’m saddened by all the social media images of broken library bottles, fallen wine barrels and spilled wine. But every year Napa vintners give us something to look forward to. Cabernet is Napa’s gift to the world, and I for one am thankful that so many people work so hard to make this great juice.


2012 Sauvignon Blanc “88 points”

Wine Spectator awarded our inaugural vintage 2012 Clos Du Val Sauvignon Blanc with 88 points and a deliciously inviting description.


2012 Chardonnay “92 points”

Wine Talk with Robert Whitley has some nice things to say about the 2012 Clos Du Val Chardonnay.


Stags Leap District unveils 2010 collection

The Stags Leap District Winegrowers Association (SLDW) has announced the release date of its latest Appellation Collection — the only Napa wine offering comprised from a single appellation.


Wine Industry Veteran Steve Tamburelli Appointed President of Clos Du Val

Clos Du Val Winery has appointed industry veteran Steve Tamburelli as president of the winery, overseeing all operations for the historic winery located in Napa Valley’s celebrated Stags Leap District. Tamburelli brings decades of experience, innovation and leadership to his role.

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Q&A: Kristy Melton, Clos Du Val, Napa Valley

Kristy Melton wasn’t born when Napa’s Clos Du Val took part in the 1976 Judgment of Paris. But at the age of 31, she now makes Clos du Val’s small-batch and premium wines.