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Clos du Bois Sauvignon Blanc North Coast 2006

Member Review by Alleigh:

The 2006 Clos Du Bois Calcaire is 100% Chardonnay grapes and was aged in French oak. The French oak made the wine lighter and less complex than an oaky Chardonnay, but gave it more body than an unoaked one. The wine was a medium yellow with slow forming legs. On the nose, I initially found green apple, lemon, ginger, and a light toasty-oakiness. The more the wine breathed, though, the more it developed boozy aromas that overpowered the fruit scents. In the mouth, I found green apple, lime, and ginger, which had perfumey undertones that became more pronounced and overpowering as the wine breathed. For my complete review, visit my blog at http://bit.ly/pshxe

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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

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Snooth User: Alleigh
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1.50 5
07/14/2009

The 2006 Clos Du Bois Calcaire is 100% Chardonnay grapes and was aged in French oak. The French oak made the wine lighter and less complex than an oaky Chardonnay, but gave it more body than an unoaked one. The wine was a medium yellow with slow forming legs. On the nose, I initially found green apple, lemon, ginger, and a light toasty-oakiness. The more the wine breathed, though, the more it developed boozy aromas that overpowered the fruit scents. In the mouth, I found green apple, lime, and ginger, which had perfumey undertones that became more pronounced and overpowering as the wine breathed. For my complete review, visit my blog at http://bit.ly/pshxe


Snooth User: spencerforeezy
171408118
2.00 5
05/08/2009

Not bad, not great. Drinkable.


External Reviews for Clos du Bois Sauvignon Blanc North Coast

External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesThis Sauvignon Blanc is aromatically intense. Classic characteristics of lime-grapefruit citrus and fresh melon are enhanced with scents of mineral and hints of spicy oak. Crisp acidity wakens the palate to fresh, vibrant flavors of grapefruit, citrus and grass lead to a long zesty finish.


External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
03/16/2010

Clos Du Bois Chardonnay 2006 Calcaire and all other wine from Clos Du Bois are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Floral and green apple aromas carry over to the palate and the acidity gives it a crisp, refreshing character, ending with a chalky edge.(WS)



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