Clos du Bois

707 857 3100 19410 Geyserville Avenue
CA 95441
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  • Clos du Bois Knights Valley Petite Sirah Sonoma Reserve 2011

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    This is not the best for the price point. It's full of blackberry and mellow tannins but that's about it. Perhaps it needs more time in the bottle to round out. Basically I expected more complexity but no............it's an average nice tasting wine with no special depth Read More

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  • Think we can excuse Al's post as a one-off, and call back to the old Clos du Bois I posted.It also helped inspire me to use the 20 minutes I had to wait around for my wifes prescription at a CVS last night and observe all the fine wine they had for sale, more on this later! Read More

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  • Thought I'd start a topic to see what "different" wines people are drinking. I've been on a hunt to find wines made from lesser known grapes or from unusual areas. Here's one of each.This is a rose made from Cinsault, not too unusual right? Well this is from the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon. Either they don't make very good wine in Lebanon or this bo... Read More

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  • DM,I do have a couple of good BC Pinot's, just not from the Island.  If you ever get yourself over here, you won't be disappointed.  I know I need to start trying some whites.  It's inevitable.  We will compare the Burrowing Owl Pinot Noir with the Kettle Valley "Hayman reserve" Pinot.  Sometime soon and I'll be sure to give a real report with t... Read More

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  • '11 was a cool year but the season was long so the fruit could be left hanging through October. Some places harvested in early November! Acid can always be adjusted but ripeness is uncontrollable after harvest. Read More

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  • Thanks for the map to illustrate what I was pointing towards, Fox. If Clos du Bois were not wanting to say where they sourced their fruit, with an area as large and amorphous as the 'North Coast', it would then come almost entirely back to the winemaker. "As far as I'm concerned, there isn't any Vancouver Island or Gulf Island wine."Would be ver... Read More

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  • If 2010 was cold and things couldn't ripen, then how to explain 2011 tasting like the kind of merlot that's popular?  '11 was really lean and cool. I think '10 was moving along as a cool vintage and had been, in many cases, raised accordingly, but then the heat spikes burned a lot of fruit.  The key was selection--surprisingly, a lot of the reds... Read More

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  • Good Merlot (almost an oxymoron, I know) comes from extremely over-ripe fruit that is raisining. In California it was impossible to have that in 2010 because they could not leave the fruit hanging long enough to achieve that level of ripeness. This the "off vintage" designation.Personally I found 2010 to be a good vintage for many of the wines I... Read More

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  • DM,As far as I'm concerned, there isn't any Vancouver Island or Gulf ... Okanagan. I had a 2003 Clos Du Bois Marlstone (meritage) a couple years ago and it was good, not stellar.To further emphasize DM's post, I had a 2004 Tedeschi Amarone tonight that was F@$%ing ridiculous.  I mean top three wines I've tasted in the past year.  2004 was a te... Read More

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  • It's not just the year, but the year for specific locations and ... I ... I haven't been following Clos du Bois (don't think I've even had any since the late '70s/early '80s) but has the winemaking team changed in any way? Might also be useful to see where it is they source their fruit from up the 'North Coast' Read More

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