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Clos du Bois Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County 1999

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The 1999 Marlstone is complex and elegant. The nose is inviting and aromatic with intense cocoa, roasted coffee, crème brul&eactue;e, subtle cinnamon and allspice aromas. Concentrated fruit flavors of ripe dark cherry and blueberries, with an undercurrent of olive and bay laurel, enter the palate with a rich mouthfeel and lead to a long silky finish.

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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: dynowine
3956231,323
4.00 5
06/05/2010

Smooth, well-integrated, and delicious with about 1 hour air time, almost like a cabernet port but without the sweetness. Nose of caramel and mild spice with some oak. Round and quite supple in the mouth with hints of vegetal and tobacco. Ripe almost sweet fruit (red cherry, red berries e.g. raspberry perhaps even strawberry) with a finish of fruit and hint of vegetal. With air time the mid-palate deepened into richer fruit and a bit of spice. Balanced, medium body, medium acid, medium tannin. Boy this tasted good even though it was cellared in a closet.


Snooth User: tomneve
7598124
3.50 5
09/08/2009

great body, strong finish, nice wine



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The 1999 Marlstone is complex and elegant. The nose is inviting and aromatic with intense cocoa, roasted coffee, crème brul&eactue;e, subtle cinnamon and allspice aromas. Concentrated fruit flavors of ripe dark cherry and blueberries, with an undercurrent of olive and bay laurel, enter the palate with a rich mouthfeel and lead to a long silky finish.

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