Clos du Bois Merlot Sonoma County 2005
Clos du Bois Merlot has extended maceration enhances color, flavor and mouthfeel, and aging for 18 months in 60-gallon oak barrels adds softness and a subtle vanillin component. Small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon add structure and complexity, which enlivens the subtle texture and plum-like fruitiness that is the hallmark of fine Clos du Bois Merlot.
I drank the whole bottle! I am usually NOT a fan of shiraz but this was recommended by a friend. It had soft fruit in the beginning followed by a little wood and spice with a soft short finish making it very easy drinking.
Blackberry, currant, and olives come to mind; not overly heavy and good with cheese, shrimp and chicken.
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Wine Tasting NotesMade in the inky, jammy style typical of fine Australian Shiraz wines, this lovely Shiraz offers rich aromas and flavors of wild raspberries and blackberries, with hints of licorice and layers of black pepper and spice on the back palate.
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The color of this Merlot is dense black cherry red. It has aromas of raspberry and black cherry, with a touch of vanilla, sweet tobacco and toasty oak. Rich flavors of bright blueberry and black cherry, are encompassed by a silky mouth-feel with hints of oak spice and a long finish. - Winery