Clos du Bois Pinot Grois 2008

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Clos Du Bois Pinot Noir North Coast 2008

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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

External Reviews for Clos du Bois Pinot Grois

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
12/05/2010

This Pinot Noir shows deep shades of black cherry in the glass, with classic aromas of strawberry, cherry, vanilla and hints of smokiness on the nose. The wine has a lush, silky texture that opens to flavors of cherry and strawberry. With a pleasing balance of oak, the wine integrates its bright fruit flavors beautifully on the palate.



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This nuanced, elegant, deep ruby red Pinot delivers big on aromatics, kicking things off with layered aromas of dark cherry, lavender and earthy woodsy forest floor. On the palate it marries the variety’s signature smooth tannins, silky texture and excellent balance with integrated flavors of red cherry, ripe plum and a slight hint of strawberry.

Clos Du Bois Pinot Noir North Coast 2008

Notes: 10 Months 34% New

Wine Specs:

Sugar: 0.91 grams per liter

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