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Dark, inky hues and intensely perfumed aromatics. On the nose, lush aromas of blueberries, plums and black fruits min...Read more...
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Pleasant, soft tannins, medium bodied merlot, 87 sounds about right. Red & dark fruit, oak, smooth finish. Read more
What a nice surprise when we tasted it after paying 7.99 on sale. Has the nose of a $25-50 bottle and the taste of a $20-$30 bottle. Very complex... Read more
I didn't have this wine by itself, but it went great with a peppery prime rib!!!! Read more
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Pleasant, soft tannins, medium bodied merlot, 87 sounds about right. Red & dark fruit, oak, smooth finish.
What a nice surprise when we tasted it after paying 7.99 on sale. Has the nose of a $25-50 bottle and the taste of a $20-$30 bottle. Very complex for under $10. Like a dry peppery Port. Nice spring red wine.
I didn't have this wine by itself, but it went great with a peppery prime rib!!!!
Not bad, I thought it was too oaky and smokey at first. The more I drink the better it got. Worth a try.
For the price you really can't beat the rich complexity. It was an unexpected delight. We actually had it with bread, olive oil and cheese and it was wonderful. Next time we will have to try it with something more "gamier".
Could never get the flavor people talk about, need to buy something else next time.
External Reviews for Clos du Bois Merlot Sonoma County
Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the November 2010 issue. Long among the volume leaders in Merlot, Clos Du Bois has also assembled a very respectable track record for its entry level bottling. In 2007, it shines with nice black cherry fruit and a bit of creamy oak to its aromatic credit and pays it off with a supple feel and rounded, easy-to-take red fruit flavors. Firm at the back but not in the least bit hard or tough, this is reliable wine for today.Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine aging recommendation: Drinkable now. Unlikely to improve with further aging.
"Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine (www.cgcw.com) in the November 2010 issue. Long among the volume leaders in Merlot
Ripe, juicy and easy to drink, with black raspberry, spice and toasty vanilla notes and soft, supple flavors. Drink now.
Here's a nice drinking young wine that's dry, fruity and soft. It has cherry-berry flavors, with a streak of herbs, mint and a touch of oak.
Herersquo;s a nice drinking young wine thatrsquo;s dry, fruity and soft. It has cherry-berry flavors, with a streak of herbs, mint and a touch of oak.
Like many of the Clos du Bois wines, this is textbook. There's everything you expect in a Merlot - black cherries, vanilla, toast, dried herbs, coffee. On the other hand, also like a textbook, it lacks the drama and excitement to push it into the next class.
Supple and elegant, with plum, vanilla and smoky oak, and just enough complexity and ripe tannins to keep it sailing toward a solid finish. Drink now through 2009.
The fruit for our Classic Sonoma County Merlot comes from vineyards in Sonoma County's Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys. Extended maceration enhances color, flavor and mouthfeel, and aging for 18 months in 60-gallon oak barrels adds softness and a subtle vanillin component. We blend small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon to add structure and complexity, which enlivens the subtle texture and plum-like fruitiness that is the hallmark of fine Merlot.
Dark, inky hues and intensely perfumed aromatics. On the nose, lush aromas of blueberries, plums and black fruits mingle with enticing nuances of violets, allspice, vanilla, smoked meat and pepper. On the palate, forward flavors of blue and black fruits are gamely supported by juicy tannins and a long, smoky finish.
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