Clos du Val Merlot 2016 750ml
SKU: 872

Clos du Val Merlot 2016

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Category Red Wine
Region California, Napa Valley
Brand Clos du Val
Alcohol/vol 14.8%
The 2016 Estate Merlot opens with a holiday spice aroma that layers over a hint of menthol. Flavors of red cherry, graham cracker and candied fruit dance on the palate with a silky, smooth mouthfeel. The wine's solid tannin structure melts away slowly leaving a refreshing fruit finish.
Wine Spectator
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Offers a plush texture, with concentrated Asian spice and dark chocolate notes to the dark plum and cherry pastry flavors. The creamy finish features cocoa powder accents. Drink now through 2023. 2,749 cases made.

November 2019
Wine Enthusiast
  • we90

Reductive in tar, oak and thick concentrated flavor, this estate wine is spicy and darkly brooding in black cherry and plum. Sage and cedar nip around the edges of fruit and powerful ripeness.

October 2019
Wine Advocate
  • wa88

The 2016 Merlot is deep purple-black and opens with youthful notes of crushed red and black plums, warm blackberries and Black Forest cake with touches of spice box and forest floor. Soft, full, rich and seductive in the mouth, it delivers bags of spicy black fruit and a peppery finish.

October 2018