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Date Printed: 12/26/2014
Clos du Bois Chardonnay 2009
Clos du Bois Chardonnay 2009
(search item no. 105332)
Tasting Panel rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 12/26/2014: $13.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
2006 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Brilliant straw in color, the 2009 Chardonnay is full-bodied and offers up layered aromas of red and green apple, pear, vanilla bean, blossoms and lemon meringue. The palate delivers balanced structure and palate-cleansing acidity alongside bright fruit flavors backed by intense notes of caramel, toffee, spice and toasty oak. The smooth, rich finish is lingering and wraps up with hints of butter and toast thanks to malolactic fermentation and sur lie maturation.

FOOD PAIRING: This ripe, full-bodied Chardonnay will complement dishes like fish prepared in lemon butter, pasta in cream sauce, and similar luscious fare.

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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.