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Clos du Bois Riesling Sonoma County 2010

Member Review by mikespeer:

pear and peach nose....semi sweet medium bodied with great fruit on the palatte with a long thirst quenching finish....great value

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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 Riesling Sonoma County

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Snooth User: mikespeer
10741941,196
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 09/25/2012

pear and peach nose....semi sweet medium bodied with great fruit on the palatte with a long thirst quenching finish....great value


Snooth User: stljoe06
43789660
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 01/23/2011

Three glasses


Snooth User: pendrops
30134785
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 04/10/2010

Nice acidity, but doesn't have longevity. I drank it over about four days and it really suffered in flavor after the first day.


Snooth User: redeyegorby
53655829
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 07/20/2010

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: Jae B
4521166
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 08/19/2009

I'm not big on Riesling but this wine could make me change my mind. I served it with chicken and a black pepper maple sauce. It was able to hold its own against the sweetness and spiciness of the sauce. The wine itself had notes of pears, apples, peaches, and white cranberries. It was well balanced and had a nice finish.


External Reviews for Clos du Bois Riesling Sonoma County

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Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

Off-dry and supremely versatile, this elegant Riesling shows just a subtle hint of sweetness. A balanced and focused wine that will shine with a wide array of cuisines, including spicy Thai, Indian or



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