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Vine One Clos du Bois 05 Pinot Noir 2005

Member Review by Philip James:

An oaky nose. Very fruity pinot - fresh strawberries. Vey bright brights. Some earthiness with a decent finish. Classic oaky fruit forward pinot noir.

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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 Vine One Clos du Bois 05 Pinot Noir

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Snooth User: Philip James
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3.00 5
02/27/2008

An oaky nose. Very fruity pinot - fresh strawberries. Vey bright brights. Some earthiness with a decent finish. Classic oaky fruit forward pinot noir.


Snooth User: pienka
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4.00 5
12/28/2008

Four glasses


External Reviews for Vine One Clos du Bois 05 Pinot Noir

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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/12/2011

There's a raw earthiness to this wine's beet, raspberry and mushroom scents, with their smoky nuances, but it turns richly fruity and spicy in the mouth. Has lovely Pinot texture.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/12/2011

A simple, soft, fruit and one-dimensional Pinto that offers up slight flavors of raspberries, pepper and tobacco. Fully dry, with silky tannins and bracing acids, but it's hard to get over the anorexic profile.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/12/2011

This wine captures Pinot's silky, spicy qualities, although it's thin, light and basic. Some pretty notes of raspberry, smoke, sun-dried tomatoes, mushroom and chocolate and a nice, spicy intensity on the palate. The tannins are soft and light, and it snaps to a quick finish.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/12/2011

Expresses the most coveted characteristics of the variety: tropical fruit aromas with an underlying hint of citrus zest, and flavors of melon, sweet oak and citrus fruits on the palate. The luscious mouthfeel extends into a lengthy finish.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/12/2011

Subtle, smoky nose, somewhat tight. Rich, concentrated black cherry flavor. Classic Pinot. Soft tannins make for easy drinking. not complex, but very friendly and accessible now, and could improve for another year or two.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/12/2011

Soft but tightly structured, with herb, strawberry, dried cherry and tea flavors and pleasant toasted oak on the finish. Drink now.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/12/2011

Pinot Noir is a difficult wine to produce successfully. Clos du Bois uses the time-honored Burgundian techniques of small tank fermentation and aging in heavily toasted oak barrels. This process preserves the smooth, rich texture and subtle varietal flavors of the grape, producing aromas of crushed rose petals and cherries characteristic of the best Pinot Noirs.




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