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Midtown Wine Merchants USD 39.99 750ml

Clos du Bois Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County 2003

Winemaker's Notes:

Briarcrest is bottled 100% Cabernet Sauvignon a rather rare find, as Cabernet is nearly always blended with other varietals. Alexander Valley is one of the few regions that can successfully produce a 100% Cabernet wine, because of the characteristic lush fruity character and soft, round, supple tannins of the Cab grown here.A richly textured, smooth wine, Briarcrest offers thick blackberry, dark cherry and cassis flavors, harmonized with toasty oak, cedar, tobacco and chocolate aromas. Briarcrest is intense, big and fruity in its youth and can be bottle-aged up to 15 years, developing added smoothness and rich complexity.

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 Sonoma County

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Snooth User: MelissaL
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4.50 5
02/04/2008

What a wonderful blend of cab, merlot, cab franc, malbec and petit verdot. Smooth. Rich. Loved it.


Snooth User: kgre3
7840710
0.00 5
07/05/2008

By far one of the best I have efer had.


Snooth User: rob198
43896132
4.00 5
01/25/2010

aerated, decanted and let sit about 30 minutes... good fruit and structure... a little spice... great wine onn a chilly, windy night!


Snooth User: rob198
43896132
4.00 5
01/25/2010

aerated and decanted, let sit only 30 minutes... delicious. good fruit and structure.


Snooth User: kgre3
7840710
5.00 5
07/05/2008

Five glasses


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Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
03/16/2010

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Briarcrest is bottled 100% Cabernet Sauvignon a rather rare find, as Cabernet is nearly always blended with other varietals. Alexander Valley is one of the few regions that can successfully produce a 100% Cabernet wine, because of the characteristic lush fruity character and soft, round, supple tannins of the Cab grown here.A richly textured, smooth wine, Briarcrest offers thick blackberry, dark cherry and cassis flavors, harmonized with toasty oak, cedar, tobacco and chocolate aromas. Briarcrest is intense, big and fruity in its youth and can be bottle-aged up to 15 years, developing added smoothness and rich complexity.

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