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Clos du Bois Merlot Sonoma County 2005

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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.

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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: dkmrd5
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3.50 5
01/07/2009

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.


Snooth User: Fresh
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3.00 5
04/20/2009

Blackberry, currant, and olives come to mind; not overly heavy and good with cheese, shrimp and chicken.


Snooth User: AherCV
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3.00 5
10/19/2008

Three glasses


External Reviews for Clos du Bois Merlot Sonoma County

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Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

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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Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
03/16/2010

Clos Du Bois Merlot 2005 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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Source: We Speak Wine
03/03/2010

Clos du Bois Merlot North Coast 2005 750ML


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
05/17/2010

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



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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.

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