Red

2013 Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2017 - 2025 (Edit)
CT90.2 445 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 280

  • Laz4wine Likes this wine: 91 points

    October 10, 2021 - Classic NV cab in a Bordelais style, balanced sweet oak and dusty tannins enveloping a core of black cherries and currants. Mocha-espresso and pleasant pepper/baking spices on the lingering finish, solid stuff and can go another 5+ in this vintage.

  • texanoblues Likes this wine: 92 points

    August 31, 2021 - Deep red in the glass with faint violet. Red currant, flowers, with subtle espresso notes on the nose and palate. Supple mid palate. Caressing with no rough edges. Medium length red berry mint finish.

    Easily drank 2+ cases of this wine since it was released and this was the best bottle yet. Really wonderful at any price....

    Going strong. drink or hold.

    (92-94)

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • elevwine Likes this wine: 92 points

    August 9, 2021 - This continues to improve and may have some more upside. Drinking window is certainly longer than the 2025 indicated above.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • rmcnees Likes this wine: 92 points

    July 16, 2021 - At eight years, this is just now starting to hit its stride and has a long life ahead and may not yet have reached the apex of its drinking/aging profile. It might settle down and integrate a bit further for more polish and nuance, but it is delicious now as it is.

    Bright garnet/purple colored, medium full bodied, vibrant, forward expressive blackberry, dark cherry and black currant fruits with notes of graphite, smoke, floral, herbs, black tea and tobacco turning to firm but smooth approachable tannins and a pleasing bright tangy lingering finish.

    https://unwindwine.blogspot.com/2021/07/clos-du-val-napa-valley-cabernet.html

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • weinmatt Likes this wine: 92 points

    July 10, 2021 - Really nice leathery graphit-ey and curranty palate, with a nice herby nose. Points.

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  • By William Kelley
    The 2013 California Cabernet Sauvignon vintage 98-136, 5/30/2016 (link)

    (Clos du Val, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California, USA, Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Sara d'Amato
    5/27/2016 (link)

    (Clos Du Val Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By David Lawrason
    5/20/2016 (link)

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  • By Michael Godel
    5/19/2016 (link)

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  • By John Szabo, MS
    5/17/2016 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    2013 Napa Valley: Once Upon a Time in America… (Oct 2015), 10/1/2015 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    2013 Napa Valley: Once Upon a Time in America… (Oct 2015), 10/1/2015 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    4/21/2016 (link) 92 points

    (Clos du Val Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley) Saturated, opaque, purple red violet color; savory, toast, cedar, espresso nose; delicious, savory, creamy textured, cedar, tart currant, espresso palate with firm, fine tannins and good balancing acidity; could use 2-3 years; medium-plus finish (92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 1% Petite Sirah; 14.1% alcohol; 18 months in oak, 25% new)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2013
  • Type Red
  • Producer Clos du Val
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Codes 081761109126, 2087167109126, 8011476405420

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 39 (1%)
  • In Cellars 3,669 (48%)
  • Consumed 3,905 (51%)

Food Pairing

Community Recommendations

Steak, Grilled filet mignon and pommes frites and asparagus = yum

Who Likes This Wine

99% Like It  164 votes

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