Clos du Bois Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

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"Blackberry, vanilla and smoky aromas lead to deeper notes of black cherry and roasted coffee in this full-bodied red that isn’t shy about its sophisticated character (some might even call it suave)." -Winery

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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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Snooth User: jdhudson1
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07/17/2013

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Clos du Bois Cabernet Sauvignon

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Source: The Wine Buyer
11/25/2013

Vibrant aromas of ripe blackberry, spice and cassis mingle with notes of vanilla and toasted oak on the nose. Full-bodied and velvety on the palate, the flavors are bright and juicy, with hints of ripe blackberry, plums and clove.The wine's finish combines fruit, oak and tannin in perfect balance.



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"Blackberry, vanilla and smoky aromas lead to deeper notes of black cherry and roasted coffee in this full-bodied red that isn’t shy about its sophisticated character (some might even call it suave)." -Winery

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