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Date Printed: 12/22/2014
Clos du Bois Alexander Valley Reserve Merlot 2008
Clos du Bois Alexander Valley Reserve Merlot 2008
(search item no. 116943)

PRICE ON 12/22/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2002 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This lush, round Merlot has a deep, inky-red hue followed by heady aromas of cedar, tobacco, blackberry and baking spice and full-bodied flavors of dark chocolate, espresso, mocha, plum and blackberry, the wine highlighted by silky tannins and a concentrated finish.

This full-bodied Merlot is a perfect match for meaty dishes made of beef or lamb, or more subtle pairings built around earthy flavors, such as mushrooms and herbs.

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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.