Clos du Bois Merlot Sonoma County 2010

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2010 Clos du Bois Merlot Sonoma County 750ml

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Clos du Bois:
  Clos du Bois didn’t start small and build up like many other wineries - it started with a bang. When it produced its first vintage in 1974, it already had 520 acres under vine in Alexander Valley, part of Sonoma County. When Frank Woods was coming up with the name for his winery, he thought of “Woods Winery,” obviously named after himself, but his children had somet... Read more
  Clos du Bois didn’t start small and build up like many other wineries - it started with a bang. When it produced its first vintage in 1974, it already had 520 acres under vine in Alexander Valley, part of Sonoma County. When Frank Woods was coming up with the name for his winery, he thought of “Woods Winery,” obviously named after himself, but his children had something else in mind. They were taking French at the time, and instead of “Woods Winery,” they thought of “Clos du Bois,” which loosely translates to “enclosure in the woods.” Obviously the name stuck, and Clos du Bois was born. Since then, Clos du Bois has come a long way. From 520 acres, the winery has expanded to 925 acres of their own, along with many partnerships with other wineries. Instead of partnering with a few, large vineyards, the winery works with many small- and medium-sized growers across numerous appellations. Most of the grapes it purchases from other vineyards are from Sonoma County, but some come from Coastal California as well. Erik Olsen, their current winemaker, joined in June 2003, and has since taken those grapes and made them into very well-received wines. Read less

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External Reviews for Clos du Bois Merlot Sonoma County

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
02/05/2013

The soulful notes of currant, tobacco and chocolate in our deep ruby Merlot precede a velvety drinkability. Lushly intense, the wine reveals layers of red cherry, plum, raspberry, strawberry and violet.


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Source: We Speak Wine
01/14/2015

Following its deep ruby-red color, this velvety Merlot imparts aromas of black cherry, ripe plum, and sweet tobacco with a hint of oak spice. The blackberry, black cherry, and chocolate flavors are well balanced and concentrated. The rich finish is highlighted by long, supple tannins. - Winery VARIETAL COMPOSITION: 94% Merlot 2% Cabernet Sauvignon 2% Petit Verdot 1% Malbec 1% Other Reds AGING: French, American, and Eastern European Oak (49% new) ACID/pH: 5.75g/L / 3.75 RESIDUAL SUGAR: Dry ALCOHOL: 13.5%


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
09/03/2013

Following its deep ruby-red color, this velvety Merlot imparts aromas of black cherry, ripe plum, and sweet tobacco with a hint of oak spice. The blackberry, black cherry, and chocolate flavors are well balanced and concentrated. The rich finish is highlighted by long, supple tannins. - WineryVARIETAL COMPOSITION:94% Merlot2% Cabernet Sauvignon2% Petit Verdot1% Malbec1% Other RedsAGING: French, American, and Eastern European Oak (49% new)ACID/pH: 5.75g/L / 3.75RESIDUAL SUGAR: DryALCOHOL: 13.5%



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