Hello and welcome to an exciting edition of Winery Wednesday! Today I am happy to share all about one of my favorite wineries to visit in all of Napa Valley, Clos Du Val. Now you may have seen Clos Du Val in your local grocery or wine store, but did you know a few years ago that the winery almost cut their production in half!? The winery made this drastic move to focus on producing very high quality wines and not as much on the mass distribution. Something that I find to be very impressive and says a lot about the winery and knowing the wines you are purchasing are great quality.
When I lived in Napa I has the opportunity to visit Clos Du Val a couple of times and even took my family there to celebrate Father’s Day last year. At the time they had a special edition wine label specifically for Father’s Day with an engraved tie and it was so cool. Needless to say my dad loved it and we had a great time! For this Father’s Day, check out their experience packs for some gift ideas!
Their new tasting room has gorgeous view overlooking the vineyards. The winery is in the heart of the Stag’s Leap District, a region known for making some outstanding wines, especially Cabernet Sauvignon. Ever heard of the “Judgement of Paris”? The blind wine tasting competition in France in 1976 that really put Napa on the map and made it a household wine region. Well, Clos Du Val’s 1972 Cabernet Sauvignon made it into the judgement that beat the French wines, and a decade later their Cabernet took home the grand prize of first place. Talk about some tasty Cabernet!
Here I have featured four varietals from the winery that I know you will all love and enjoy!
Summertime wine: Both the 2019 Sauvignon Blanc and the Pinot Noir Rosé are fantastic choices to sip on all summer long during these warm days.
Anytime wine: The 2018 Estate Pinot Noir and their 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon are delicious for any evening.