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Date Printed: 12/18/2014
Clos du Bois Calcaire Vineyard Chardonnay 1999
Clos du Bois Calcaire Vineyard Chardonnay 1999
(search item no. 25516)
The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 12/18/2014: $18.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our Calcaire Vineyard is bordered by the Russian River in the southern end of Alexander Valley. Crop yields are low and the fruit is small and intensely flavored. Calcaire is a medium-bodied, lush wine with tropical fruit flavors, soft vanillin oak bouquet and a long, complex 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.