Clos du Bois Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

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.

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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 Sonoma County

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Snooth User: ChaseMortimer
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0.00 5
06/13/2011

Very soft flavor. Not as bold and complex as I thought it would be.


Snooth User: Gabefer
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2.50 5
10/27/2010

spicy, short finish, hot

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spicy

Snooth User: Brion Spensieri
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4.50 5
01/06/2012

clos du bois is fun to say


Snooth User: subun
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3.50 5
06/07/2009

It is a nice cabrenet at a good price


Snooth User: batmasterson
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5.00 5
11/17/2011

This is a fabulous wine and of all Meritage's is my favoroite. Also ranking a very close second is Franciscan's Magnificat.


Snooth User: bunchie
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3.50 5
01/08/2012

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Clos du Bois Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County

External Review
09/27/2011

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.


External Review
09/27/2011

Nice, simple Cabernet, with proper varietal flavors and a dusting of oak. Dry, balanced and supple in the mouth, without much depth or complexity.


External Review
09/27/2011

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.


External Review
09/27/2011

Full and generous cherry and pomegranate flavors give this beefy cabernet a mellow sweetness. It's clean and soft, ready for a steak.


External Review
09/27/2011

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.


External Review
10/15/2009

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.


External Review
03/16/2010

Clos Du Bois Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2006 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.


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Tasting Notes:

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.

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.

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