Characteristic of Clos Du Val's world-class style, the 2010 Merlot continues the winery's tradition of producing truly elegant wines of balance and complexity. Full-bodied and deep plum in color, it offers complex yet vibrant aromas of black currant, spice, dark chocolate and a hint of toast. The mouth-feel is warm and rich, with a solid middle marked with flavors of black cherry and blueberry complimented by a silky, lingering finish.
Bernard Portet’s original winemaking tenets of balance, elegance and complexity still guide Clos Du Val’s winemaking pursuits today, including this oak-aged, jammy Napa Valley Merlot. With a deep ruby and garnet color, the wine’s nose is packed with ripe plums and blueberries, with subtle notes of blackcurrant. Integrated toast aromas add to the complexity of the nose. The wine’s lush entry leads to a voluminous mid-palate structure. The ripe fruit excites the senses as the finish draws to a lengthy and rich close.