Clos du Bois Cabernet Sauvignon Dry Creek Valley Proprietor's Reserve 2006

Member Review by JamesR:

A truely nice California Cab that is not going to put a big dent in your wallet.

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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

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

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Snooth User: JamesR
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4.00 5
02/27/2010

A truely nice California Cab that is not going to put a big dent in your wallet.


Snooth User: jeff burt
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0.00 5
01/10/2012

Slightly bitter with no tannins. Actually had the 2007.


Snooth User: Richard8655
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4.50 5
12/09/2010

Fruity and complex with elements of black currant. Fantastic long finish. Very enjoyable and highly recommended.


Snooth User: smithdaj54
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3.00 5
08/16/2011

Three glasses


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

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Deep and inky in color, this wine offers aromas of cassis, plum and tobacco. Concentrated flavors of blackberry and nutmeg take over your palate, and a hint of sweet oak leads the way to a luscious aftertaste.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

This Cab is dry, fruity, soft and gentle, with extra nuances of complexity. It's deep in blackberry and chocolate flavors, and an intricately detailed balance of acids, tannins, alcohol and oak. Not an ager, but absolutely delicious from the get-go.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

A classic style of Alexander Valley cabernet, this has tobacco scents over warm prune- plum fruit. It finishes clean with a touch of cool mint. A fine steakhouse red.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Exhibits deep, berry flavors, a peppery character and a subtle overlay of oak.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Brimming with lush velvety blackberry and vanilla flavors, this wine exhibits rich aromas of black cherry and currants. Rich and chewy, it is plush and smooth on the palate with perfectly integrated oak. This rich, flavorful Cabernet longs to be paired with roasted or grilled beef.



Tasting Notes:

Deep, inky red in color, this wine offers up seductive scents of cassis, licorice, ripe plum and blackberry intermingled with hints of toasty oak and nutmeg spice. Concentrated fruit envelops the palate, with deep, luscious flavors that echo the nose. This beautiful wine is classic Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, with a rich, full-bodied structure.

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Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.5% pH: 3.6

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