Clos du Val Yettalil Stags Leap District Red Bordeaux Blend 2019 750ML
Clos du Val Estate Yettalil Stags Leap District Red Bordeaux Blend 2019 750ML
Notes from the Winemaker
The 2019 Yettalil opens with aromas of fresh blackberry, ripe plum, and racy cassis layered with hints of violet, bay leaf, and thyme. Beautifully balanced and elegant on the palate, vibrant acidity and polished tannins give way to a concentrated core of black cherry, vanilla, and cedar. The texture is velvety and plush with a backbone of graphite and dark chocolate that lingers through a long finish.
Reviews and Accolades
94 Points/Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
A Bordeaux-inspired blend, the 2019 Yettalil Red Wine is considerably darker, deeper and richer than the Napa Valley Cabernet. Scents of cassis, pencil shavings, loam and mocha all appear on the nose, while the full-bodied palate is expansive and velvety without getting jammy or overly broad. Perhaps most important, for a wine that will presumably be consumed along savory dishes, it's nicely savory itself, with earthy notes and gentle tannins punctuating the long finish.
93 Points/James Suckling
A dense nose of blackcurrant, woody spice and crushed blackberry. Full-bodied and rich. Slightly chewy tannins. Vanilla and toasted herbs on the cozy, plush palate. Nicely balanced and intense. Really pure dark-fruit character. Best from 2024.
Reserved but ample nose of violet, crushed stone, black cherry, blackberry, bramble. Young and vibrant, going to develop into something lovely.
92 Points/Wine Spectator
Shows solidly ripe plum, cassis and cherry preserves, which have a loamy edge to them while maintaining nice definition through the tobacco- and cedar-accented finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Drink now.
90 Points/Wine Enthusiast
Tangy and dry in cranberry and blackberry, this structured, ageworthy wine combines a majority of Cabernet Sauvignon with Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Given 16 months in a majority of new French oak, it is full bodied and dense, with strong notes of toasted oak and grippy tannin. Enjoy best 2029–2034.