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Clos Du Val

California, the most populous state of the United States, located on the Pacific coast of North America is bordered by Oregon, Nevada, Arizona and Mexico. The four largest cities are Los Angeles, San Diego, San Jose and San Francisco. California is also the home of and wine producing regions such as Santa Barbara and Northern California's Wine Country.
In 1970, American businessman, John Goelet sent French-born winemaker Bernard Portet, with a passport and a mission to find new territory with the potential to produce world-class wines. Two years and five continents later, Portet landed in California. Portet got a sense of Napa Valley’s microclimates by driving through the area with his arm out the car window. Struck by the cool evenings and idyllic terrain of the undiscovered Stags Leap District, he proposed the area to Goelet. Convinced, Goelet purchased 150 acres of land and founded Clos Du Val, a small estate of a small valley, in 1972. Soon thereafter Clos Du Val became one of the first wineries to stake a claim on some of the finest hillside land in the cool-climate region of Carneros, purchasing 180 acres in 1973.
Bernard Portet founded Clos Du Val to produce limited-release, handcrafted, estate-style wines that blend old-world artisan techniques with the extraordinary character of Napa Valley fruit. Today Clos Du Val wines continue to evoke Portet’s style of balance, complexity, elegance and a long finish.
Clos Du Val winery and its 150 acres of estate vineyards reside in the heart of Napa Valley’s Stags Leap District. The first viticultural area in the United States to be approved based on the distinctiveness of its soils, the stags leap district is referred to as a valley within a valley. Only three miles long by one mile wide, the appellation’s unique climate and geography produce fruit with exceptional intensity and flavor.

Clos Du Val wines offers wines like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Cabernet Sauvignon depicts a black color in the core of the glass, as well as layers of purple hues toward the perimeter. The nose exudes aromas of rich black currant fruit, followed by a hint of toast. Flavors of black fruit dominate the palate and lead to a full-bodied, powerful wine that is well-centered and leaves an exceptionally long finish.

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