Clos du Bois Marlstone 2003

Bordeaux Red Blends from Sonoma County, California

Price: $45.99
Item No. 88484
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Winemaker's Notes

The introductory, 1978 vintage of Marlstone stands as the first release of a Bordeaux-style wine from Sonoma County. The release of the 2003 vintage of this wine thus marks the 25th anniversary of Marlstone, and is the first vintage of this historic cuvée which winemaker Erik Olsen has shepherded from vineyard to bottle.

This wine's inky, deep, ruby color promises intensity and depth. Its generous nose reveals layers of aromas: from black cherry, vanilla, toasted oak and cedar to nutmeg, cinnamon, blackberry and notes of violet and sweet tobacco. Ultra-rich and round, this powerful, generous wine offers up ripe blackberry and black licorice flavors on the palate and a lasting, memorable finish.

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(9/23/2010)
This is, indeed, a special cuvée. Starting with the beautiful color when poured into the glass and the beautifully complex aroma, the taste expands into the mouth from beginning to end with a wonderfully round finish. Lovely wine.
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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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