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Clos du Bois Sauvignon Blanc North Coast 2002

Member Review by kconrad1:

The 2005 was a sweepstakes winner in the 2007 Sonoma County Harvest Fair; I tried it at the Wine Annex last night. It was a bit heavy on the oak, but had some nice acid. It was really nice with our Dungeness crab dipped in butter.

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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

Member Reviews for Clos du Bois Sauvignon Blanc North Coast

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Snooth User: kconrad1
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12/21/2007

The 2005 was a sweepstakes winner in the 2007 Sonoma County Harvest Fair; I tried it at the Wine Annex last night. It was a bit heavy on the oak, but had some nice acid. It was really nice with our Dungeness crab dipped in butter.


External Reviews for Clos du Bois Sauvignon Blanc North Coast

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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

A crowd-pleasing wine, with its oaky flavors of vanilla, smoke and buttered toast, and ripe fruity flavors of pears and tropical fruits. The texture is creamy smooth, with a rich edge of smoky honey. A nice value.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
02/24/2012

This wine is the equivalent of an adultrsquo;s candy store. Flavors from caramel and vanilla to Golden Delicious apple and juicy peach make this white elegant and smooth. Honey-roasted almonds and buttery richness are gifts granted by both American and French oak, while partial malolactic fermentation ensures that the Chardonnayrsquo;s acidity is kept on a leash.




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