Clos du Bois Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County 2006
Wine Tasting Notes The deep, ruby red color of this wine, hinting at black, is the first clue to its intensity. Vibrant aromas of ripe blackberry, hints of leather, and vanilla mingle with notes of complex violet floral, tobacco and toasted oak aromas on the nose. Full-bodied and velvety on the palate, the flavors are bright and juicy, with hints of ripe blackberry, plums, anise and clove. The wines persistent finish marries fruit, oak and tannin in perfect balance.
RiceSelect's fragrant Jasmati® is blended with eggs, milk and fall's favorite spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, to create a delicious rice pudding, which is layered on top of fluffy cream cheese and abuttery pecan crust. Pairs well with a bold, tawny port with flavors of dried fruits, nuts, and spices.
Very soft flavor. Not as bold and complex as I thought it would be.
spicy, short finish, hot
clos du bois is fun to say
It is a nice cabrenet at a good price
This is a fabulous wine and of all Meritage's is my favoroite. Also ranking a very close second is Franciscan's Magnificat.
Three and a half glasses
External Reviews for Clos du Bois Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County
A classically styled California Cab with plenty of blackberry fruit and vanillin. A subtle oakiness gives the wine a well-rounded backbone that would match perfectly with steak.
Nice, simple Cabernet, with proper varietal flavors and a dusting of oak. Dry, balanced and supple in the mouth, without much depth or complexity.
The deep, ruby hue mirrors the density and power on the palate. Gripping tannins balance out the ripe red and black fruit flavors, finishing with a subtle layer of oak. Classic presentation, and built to stand up to any hearty meat dish.
Full and generous cherry and pomegranate flavors give this beefy cabernet a mellow sweetness. It's clean and soft, ready for a steak.
This offering from Sonoma's Clos du Bois has a nice touch of Cabernet Franc (9%) for nuance and elegance, but the name of the game here is bold, dark fruit intensity. This wine was night-harvested and pressed at cool outdoor temperatures, helping to maintain a nice acidic balance to all that fruit (a hallmark of the Sonoma style). The result is a classic Cab, beautifully poised between an explosive California style, and a more European restraint, with enough oak to round out the flavors.
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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Food Pairings for Clos du Bois Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County
The 2006 Briarcrest marries suave, complex structure with elegant fruit and stellar varietal appeal, making it as much a cellar selection as a natural fit for today’s table. Inky ruby red in color, on the nose it pairs complex aromas of cassis, blackberry essence, licorice, and lavender with powerful notes of cedar and brown spice. On the palate, the wine delivers powerfully rich black fruit flavors and supple, structured tannins before a lengthy finish, which wraps up with velvety notes of dark chocolate, espresso, and toast.
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