Clos du Bois Cabernet Sauvignon Dry Creek Valley Proprietor's Reserve 2007

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Our Cabernet Sauvignon ranks among our most popular Classics varietals. We carefully select the grapes to achieve the richness and balance associated with Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon. Up to four weeks of fermentation and maceration (time in contact with the grape skins) develops the optimum color and flavor in the wine, while aging in 60-gallon oak barrels adds softness and a light vanillin overtone.

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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: jamessulis
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2.50 5
06/19/2012

Nice wine, deep fruit nose with a subtle oak and fruit flavor. It ends fruity with soft tannins and a cigaratte ash. I would purchase this one as a regular with red meat


Snooth User: FenrisWolf
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4.00 5
06/14/2009

it could have been that I had been driving all day but it tasted like a nice little heaven in a bottle! fruity and playful with a spicy finish!


Snooth User: jandlfavs
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3.00 5
04/24/2011

Needs more time


Snooth User: carolyn2715
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3.00 5
11/01/2010

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.


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Source: WineExpress.com
08/24/2011

While sourcing grapes from throughout Sonoma County, Clos du Bois does a rigorous selection of the very best lots for their Sonoma Reserve Cabernet. Limited strictly to Alexander Valley fruit, known for exceptional richness and character, this wine represents one of the best values of the region. A blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc, a portion of the fermented must is left on the skins for extended maceration up to 30 days. This draws out the additional flavor, softer tannins and intense color giving the wine richness and intensity. Aging for 18 months in 44% new oak barrels then adds the complexity and nuance that is so compelling in this lush Cab. From the super 2007 vintage, don't miss this incredible value.


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: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

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


External Review
09/22/2010

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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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.


External Review
01/03/2012

This Cab is dry, fruity, soft and gentle, with extra nuances of complexity. Itrsquo;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.


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Our Cabernet Sauvignon ranks among our most popular Classics varietals. We carefully select the grapes to achieve the richness and balance associated with Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon. Up to four weeks of fermentation and maceration (time in contact with the grape skins) develops the optimum color and flavor in the wine, while aging in 60-gallon oak barrels adds softness and a light vanillin overtone.

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