Clos du Bois Alexander Valley Chardonnay 1998

Chardonnay from Sonoma County, California

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Item No. 7658
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1996
  • WS89

Winemaker's Notes

The Alexander Valley Selection Chardonnay represents the best fruit from several of our Alexander Valley neighbors and our own River Oaks Vineyard. Grapes from the cooler, southern end of the valley typically exhibit an abundance of tropical fruit character intertwined with ripe peach and citrus. All of the wine is barrel fermented, and a portion of the blend undergoes malolactic fermentation. The wine is aged in new and two-year-old 60-gallon French oak barrels. This rich and complex Chardonnay exhibits tropical fruit salad nuances with hints of toasted coconut.

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When Clos du Bois was founded in 1974, Sonoma County was better known for its prunes, walnuts and dairy farms than for its wine grapes. With more soil types than France, Founder Frank Woods recognized the potential of Sonoma County as a world-class wine growing region, and it is here in Sonoma's Alexander Valley where Clos du Bois has been making outstanding wines for more than...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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