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Clos du Bois Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County 2005

Winemaker's Notes:

Wine Tasting Notes The Marlstone has a deep Bing cherry color and aromas of ripe red fruit, plums, blackberries, mocha, nutmeg and chocolate. Its an opulent red, velvety in the mouth, with dense plum, blackberry, blueberry, mineral and spice flavors finishing with superlative balance and hints of cedar and vanilla.

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: atonalprime
1577901,412
2.50 5
07/13/2009

Very heavy and could use an hour or so of decanting. Notes of menthol, currant and cherries.


Snooth User: r sprezzatura
354247747
3.50 5
04/09/2010

Purchased at local wine shop for $11.95. Good value. Aromas of black berries and spice. Very nice deep red color. Well-balanced with dark berries and mild spice with a hint of vanilla. Smooth finish.


Snooth User: william344
80622165
3.50 5
01/05/2009

Pretty good wine..... would be a good buy at 11 or 12$...... Not at all filled with the bitter acidic tases of tannons that you would expect from a 2-3 year old wine. Not an overpowering wine with a ton of taste.... so would be good with food instead of just drinking on its own. Oddly enough I opened this bottle and let it sit for 3 days and came back to it and thought it was better. Probably also of note is that I was drinking milk on day 3 before I started drinking the wine.... maybe I should always drink milk before wine.


Snooth User: herfdude
20789656
3.00 5
06/30/2009

We found this on sale for $18 and recognized it as the same wine served at our Country Club for $7 a glass. We always enjoy this wine.


Snooth User: herfdude
20789656
4.00 5
06/30/2009

We found it on sale for $12 and we tend to like several of the Clos du Bois wines. I found it very enjoyable as a before dinner glass.


External Reviews for Clos du Bois Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County

External Review
05/22/2011

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc, this wine is intense and concentrated. Flavors of currant and wild berries are balanced with firm tannins and good acidity. A unique and delicious blend of flavors.


External Review
01/03/2012

A blend of 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot. It has the same elegance as the 1996, but additional substance, a more layered texture as well as excellent cherry and currant fruit, with an exuberant, medium to full-bodied palate. It should drink well for 10ndash;12 years.


External Review
05/22/2011

Supple and harmonious, with smooth-textured currant, cedar, vanilla and sage notes that flow easily on the palate, holding the fruit complexity and finishing with ripe, integrated tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2009.


External Review
03/05/2009

Always reliable, this Sonoma Cab has gentle red fruit with a shade of oak. Very subtle and easy to like.


External Review
05/22/2011

Elegant and complex, with ripe, supple plum, currant, herb and berry, framed by soft tannins and herbal notes. Best from 2001 through 2007.


External Review
03/16/2010

Clos Du Bois Marlstone 2005 and all other wine from Clos Du Bois are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
05/22/2011

Smells exotic and complex, with a broad range of dried cherry, currant, plum, anise, cedar and earth, holding its focus and finishing with a long, complex aftertaste. best from 2000 through 2007.


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The 2005 Briarcrest marries suave, blockbuster structure with elegant fruit and stellar varietal appeal, making it as much a cellar selection as a natural fit for today’s table. On the nose, it pairs complex aromas of cassis, blackberry essence, violets, and lavender with powerful notes of graphite, anise, dark chocolate, cedar, espresso, toast, and tobacco, for maximum impact. On the palate, the wine delivers full fruit flavors and structured tannins before a lengthy finish, which wraps up with notes of tobacco, cassis, and toast.

Wine Tasting Notes The Marlstone has a deep Bing cherry color and aromas of ripe red fruit, plums, blackberries, mocha, nutmeg and chocolate. Its an opulent red, velvety in the mouth, with dense plum, blackberry, blueberry, mineral and spice flavors finishing with superlative balance and hints of cedar and vanilla.

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