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Clos du Bois Cabernet Sauvignon Dry Creek Valley Proprietor's Reserve 2004

Member Review by Philip James:

Dry, woodsy smell. Some fruit on the nose. A very dry oaky wine. Too earthy for me, and with a tart finish. Less fruit than i tend to like.

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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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Member Reviews for Clos du Bois Cabernet Sauvignon Dry Creek Valley Proprietor's Reserve

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Snooth User: Philip James
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2.00 5
12/09/2007

Dry, woodsy smell. Some fruit on the nose. A very dry oaky wine. Too earthy for me, and with a tart finish. Less fruit than i tend to like.


Snooth User: chloekall
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1.50 5
03/01/2009

Too earthy.


Snooth User: jro
377938
3.00 5
01/08/2009

wine has plenty of body but lacks depth and refinement. I picked up on the cheap, so overall not disappointed.


Snooth User: mikeaflores
13813012
4.00 5
02/17/2009

Four glasses



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