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Clos du Bois Sauvignon Blanc North Coast 1998

External Review by Premier Wine & Spirits:

Crisp with an herbal edge to the pear and apple flavors. A light, elegant style that is ideal for grilled chicken.

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  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 Sauvignon Blanc North Coast

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

Crisp with an herbal edge to the pear and apple flavors. A light, elegant style that is ideal for grilled chicken.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

A clean, crisp, grassy style, with ripe pear and peach flavors. Turns soft. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

An open, friendly sort of wine with juicy ripe apple fruit rounded by apple pie spices. Balance is good with crisp acidity and a refreshing finish.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

A nice, everyday Chard, with pronounced lemon-peach aromas and flavors, and plenty of toasty oak notes. this is a workhorse wine; oaky and sweet enough to please the white-wine crowd.




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