Clos du Val, Cabernet Reserve Napa 1997

Clos Du Val Cabernet Reserve 1997

Twenty years on.

Ruby.  Ample, as Stags Leap always is, but with greater composure and refinement.  Red currant more than cassis in a many-layered density.  Contained at the end, where the flavors run to purple sage and vine smoke.  Now.

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