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Clos du Bois Merlot Reserve 2014

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This lush, velvety Merlot has a deep, inky, ruby-red color with heady aromas of cedar, tobacco, blackberry, and baking spices. Concentrated flavors of dark chocolate, espresso, mocha, black cherry, and blackberry are followed by a toasty oak finish. The wine is round and full-bodied with silky tannins.

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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 Merlot Reserve

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Snooth User: Ghostrider71
141625339
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 02/15/2014

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: kevsipe
701626222
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 10/20/2012

Drinking window: Drink between 2010 and 2013 (based on 1 user opinion) Community Tasting Notes (average 89 pts. and median of 89 pts. in 4 notes)


Snooth User: travelquarterly
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2007 10/23/2012

Drinking window: Drink between 2010 and 2013 (based on 1 user opinion) Community Tasting Notes (average 89 pts. and median of 89 pts. in 4 notes) - Tasted by MCrawford on 7/18/2011 & rated 88 points: Nice wine. A little herbal still, but day two was much better. Medium body, medium finish. Black fruit on the nose and through the palate with hints of mocha and chalk dust. Very raisin-y when first opened, but this blew off with the first glass. (724 views)


Snooth User: TheKozars
890635594
3.00 5
Vintage: 2006 07/23/2011

Good strong bodied Merlot. $14.99 BM


Snooth User: carolyn2715
61663930
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 11/22/2010

Four glasses


Snooth User: malloryre
38423719
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 02/15/2010

Delicious merlot with all the flavors of Christmas


Snooth User: Georg
933228
3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 10/20/2008

Lots of flavors and overtones... makes you want to savor it for awhile! A little more tannin than I like but a good wine.


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External Reviews for Clos du Bois Merlot Reserve

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Vintage: 2009 11/15/2013

This lush, velvety Merlot has a deep, inky, ruby-red color with heady aromas of cedar, tobacco, blackberry, and baking spices. Concentrated flavors of dark chocolate, espresso, mocha, black cherry, and blackberry are followed by a toasty oak finish. The wine is round and full-bodied with silky tannins.


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Vintage: 2006 03/16/2010

Clos Du Bois Merlot 2006 Alexander Valley Reserve 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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Vintage: 2005 01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesStarts with the elegant, briary, fruity and fabulous Merlot from Alexander Valley Elegant layer of toasty French oak to the ripe cherry and raspberry flavors. Incredibly aromatic, this Reserve Merlot offers aromas of violets, black cherry, plum and mocha that introduce forward berry/cherry fruit flavors and balanced oak tannins, followed by a long finish with oak and chocolate notes.



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