Clos du Bois Merlot Sonoma County 2004

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Alcohol Percentage: 13.5 % Sugar Rate: 0-5 g/l

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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 Sonoma County

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Snooth User: Cheese and Grapes
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3.00 5
06/24/2009

A medium bodied merlot. A little spicy, oaky, and smokey. Nice finish. Did not pair well with manchego cheese. Next time I'll pair it with chev're cheese. Will buy again.


Snooth User: Jon of Sonoma
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3.00 5
03/04/2008

A very nice every day table wine.


Snooth User: Mama Mac
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4.00 5
02/08/2010

Outstanding!! (@ Olive Garden)


Snooth User: Greennewbie35
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3.50 5
01/16/2009

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Clos du Bois Merlot Sonoma County

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/25/2009

WS: 86 Points


External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
03/16/2010

Clos Du Bois Shiraz 2004 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.


External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesThis Merlot is a deep, ruby red color with bold aromas of black cherry, ripe plums and red currant. The fruit aromas are complemented by hints of vanilla and spice. On the palate, balanced flavors of juicy black plums, mocha and a touch of tobacco make this a wine of structure and finesse. The wine ends beautifully with a velvety mouthfeel and long, rich finish.



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Alcohol Percentage: 13.5 % Sugar Rate: 0-5 g/l

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