Sunday, 20 April 2014

TN : Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, Napa Valley, California

This wine is a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot. The grapes were grown on gravelly clay loams. The age of the vines were from 11 to 28 years old. The grapes were harvested from September 20th to October 10th 2010. Fermentation was in stainless steel tanks with twice daily pumpovers. The wine spent 18 months in French oak barrels of which 25% were new. The pH is 3.64 and acid is 6.1 grammes per litre. The wine was bottled in July 2012 and 44,000 cases were produced.

This wine was imported by Mondo Wine Sweden AB.

Colour : Dark blackcurrant

Aroma : Blackcurrant, mint, violets, cedar, milk chocolate, spice

Taste : Blackcurrant, mint, cedar, spice, tangy acidic lift on finish

Alcohol : 13.5%

Price : 249 SEK

Systembolaget Number : 70486

Mark : C+

Website : Clos du Val

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