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Clos du Bois Chardonnay Calcaire 2015

Member Review by Sharon Reese:

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

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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

Member Reviews for Clos du Bois Chardonnay Calcaire

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Snooth User: Sharon Reese
100396422
2.50 5
Vintage: 2009 01/01/2012

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


Snooth User: sharpwines
91392214
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 08/29/2011

Four glasses


Snooth User: icbang
776023323
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 05/26/2012

Went well with Indian food.


Snooth User: mace85
42593415
3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 08/14/2010

This wine has a strong, but not over powering fruit flavor. The main flavors at the front of the palate are apple and pear. There is a slight vanilla flavor. The acidity is enough to bring the flavor to a sudden, but not too short end. The color is exactly what a Chardonnay should look like.


Snooth User: Gin257
719885167
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 12/22/2011

Four glasses


Snooth User: remahan
8833812
1.00 5
Vintage: 2007 09/23/2008

I found this to be very astringent, not pleasing at all.


Snooth User: Nerdmom920
1137005145
2.00 5
Vintage: 2007 12/21/2012

Fruity, acidic and not much else. I like a creamier flavor in chardonnay.


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External Reviews for Clos du Bois Chardonnay Calcaire

External Review
Vintage: 2010 02/06/2013

The Clos du Bois Calcaire Chardonnay is a rich, husky effort; long and firm on the palate with bold fruit and sweet oak.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 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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Vintage: 2009 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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Vintage: 2009 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.


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Vintage: 2009 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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Vintage: 2009 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.


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Vintage: 2008 10/15/2009

This Classic Sonoma County Chardonnay exhibits ripe fruity flavors of pear, crisp green apple, vanilla and toasty caramel.


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