2019 Clos du Val 'Yettalil' Bordeaux-Style Blend Stags Leap District
Winemaker Notes: 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.
Yettalil is our humble homage to our founding matriarch, Henrietta Goelet. This Bordeaux-inspired blend and its namesake are equal expressions of grace, elegance, and subtle strength.
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."
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. "
Decanter - "Reserved but ample nose of violet, crushed stone, black cherry, blackberry, bramble. Young and vibrant, going to develop into something lovely."
|Country||USA - California|
|Winery||Clos du Val|
|Grape Varietals||Bordeaux Blend|