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Clos du Bois Chardonnay Alexander Valley Calcaire 2009

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Brilliant silver straw yellow in color with aromas of ripe apple blossom, ripe pear, a hint of white peach and citrus with roasted oak and vanilla. Its bright with juicy viscosity and rich ripe apple and pear flavors and a long fresh aftertaste. The texture is silky smooth with a creaminess achieved by hand stirring the lees in barrels during the sur lie aging.

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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: Sharon Reese
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2.50 5
01/01/2012

Bought in New Orleans @ Dorignac's December 2011 $19.99


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08/29/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for Clos du Bois Chardonnay Alexander Valley Calcaire

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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Still a touch coarse, but well-endowed with ripe fruit and light toasty, buttery oak that is wrapped around ripe green apple and pear flavors. Gains complexity on the finish. Drink now through 2010.


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

The 1999 Chardonnay Calcaire is big in the mouth, with zesty acidity, honeyed tangerine, pear, and citrus notes, medium body, and ripe fruit.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Vivid tropical fruit, orange blossom, citrus, pear and nectarine flavors lead to a medium-weight finish with plenty of fruit and oak left on the palate. It's rich and buttery, with the supple French oak apparent on the nose. The richness of this Chardonnay makes it a great match for shellfish, seafood and poultry. Also an excellent companion to veal or pork.


External Review
01/03/2012

Vivid tropical fruit, orange blossom, citrus, pear and nectarine flavors lead to a medium-weight finish with plenty of fruit and oak left on the palate. Itrsquo;s rich and buttery, with the supple French oak apparent on the nose. The richness of this Chardonnay makes it a great match for shellfish, seafood and poultry. Also an excellent companion to veal or pork.


External Review
07/12/2011

Tasting Notes - Brilliant silver straw yellow in color with aromas of ripe apple blossom, ripe pear, a hint of white peach and citrus with roasted oak and vanilla. Its bright with juicy viscosity and rich ripe apple and pear flavors and a long fresh aftertaste. The texture is silky smooth with a creaminess achieved by hand stirring the lees in barrels during the sur lie aging.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

All of this is barrel-fermented, 45% in new French oak, and it shows in the toasty, nutty scents. Buttery and creamy on the palate, with a plump mouthfeel and layered flavors of ripe pears and dried spices. Long and pineapple-y on the finish.



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Brilliant silver straw yellow in color with aromas of ripe apple blossom, ripe pear, a hint of white peach and citrus with roasted oak and vanilla. Its bright with juicy viscosity and rich ripe apple and pear flavors and a long fresh aftertaste. The texture is silky smooth with a creaminess achieved by hand stirring the lees in barrels during the sur lie aging.

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