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Clos du Bois Sauvignon Blanc North Coast 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

Pretty, assertive aromas are a hallmark of Sauvignon Blanc, and this one has them in spades. Primary aromas of lime blossom, lemongrass, white grapefruti and oneysuckle are backed by charming nuances of white peach and minerals. Crisp, palate-cleansing acidity and juicy fruit flavors mark the palate, where flavors of citrus mingle with hints of tropical fruit before a clean, flinty finish.

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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: KIPLAN
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01/18/2013

Our favorite!


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4.00 5
11/18/2009

Four glasses


External Reviews for Clos du Bois Sauvignon Blanc North Coast

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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Smooth and fruity, with a nice core of grapefruit flavor, finishing spicy and round without losing its lively acidity.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Grassy, grapefruit and melon aromas, with hints of apples and smoke, lead to dry, tart, citrus flavors in the mouth. The acidity is adequate to make things lively and refreshing in this clean, balanced wine.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Very pale gold. Medium-bodied. Full acidity. Medium fruit. Moderately oaked. Grapefruit, grass, vanilla. Well structured Sauvignon shows classic varietal character, with creamy oak balancing bright citric flavors.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Lively, with good intensity to the freshly cut hay, cut grass, melon and tangy lemon flavors. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Another good job at a relatively inexpensive white variety from Clos du Bois. With Lake and Sonoma county grapes, the wine shows good Sauvignon Blanc character. Dry and crisp, it's savory in lemongrass, grapefruit and peach flavors that are lightly oaked.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

The Sèmillon that is blended in this wine is apparent, along with its barrel fermentation, which makes this a smoother, richer version of this popular seafood white.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

You'd never confuse this for anything else, with its green, grassy, lemony aromas and flavors and lively, tart astringency. Clean and simple, a picnic or cocktail wine at a fair price.


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Pretty, assertive aromas are a hallmark of Sauvignon Blanc, and this one has them in spades. Primary aromas of lime blossom, lemongrass, white grapefruti and oneysuckle are backed by charming nuances of white peach and minerals. Crisp, palate-cleansing acidity and juicy fruit flavors mark the palate, where flavors of citrus mingle with hints of tropical fruit before a clean, flinty finish.

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