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Date Printed: 4/18/2014
Clos du Bois Alexander Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Clos du Bois Alexander Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
(search item no. 90068)

PRICE ON 4/18/2014: $17.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2002 The Wine News rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Best known for its outstanding Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, Clos du Bois looks to the famed Alexander Valley to make this exceptional wine. Crafted from 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc and 6% Petit Verdot, premier hillside and benchland fruit give this wine its rich fruit flavors and remarkable tannin structure.

Deep, inky red in color, this wine offers up seductive scents of cassis, licorice, ripe plum and blackberry intermingled with hints of toasty oak and nutmeg spice. Concentrated fruit envelops the palate, with deep, luscious flavors that echo the nose. This beautiful wine is the quintessential Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, with a rich, full-bodied structure, hints of sweet oak, and a long, pleasing finish.

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About Clos du Bois Winery:

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 three decades. Woods' vision was to marry the best of California wines, which were rich, fruit forward and robust, with the best of French wines, which had an undeniable elegance. With a focus on sourcing the best quality grapes from Alexander Valley, Russian River Valley and the surrounding North Coast, the resulting collection of wines highlight the best of Sonoma County in a style that is both elegant and approachable - the signature of Clos du Bois.