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Date Printed: 10/21/2014
Clos du Bois Calcaire Vineyard Chardonnay 2009
Clos du Bois Calcaire Vineyard Chardonnay 2009
(search item no. 111986)

PRICE ON 10/21/2014: $22.99

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
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 87 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The full-bodied 2009 Calcaire, brilliant silver straw in hue, has intense aromas of apple blossom, pear, and integrated oak spice, with hints of vanilla and crème brûlée. Bright, vibrant flavors of pear, apple and soft citrus over a core of minerality are layered with touches of brown spice and nuances of cream. This delicious Chardonnay has a rich, silky texture and long finish and is blessed by balanced acidity and structure, which will allow it to develop additional complexity with bottle age.

This rich, full-bodied Chardonnay calls for scrumptiously prepared, equally rich seafood dishes, with buttery, creamy pastas and earthy mushroom-infused food.

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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.