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Date Printed: 11/23/2014
Clos du Bois Dry Creek Reserve Zinfandel 2005
Clos du Bois Dry Creek Reserve Zinfandel 2005
(search item no. 97913)
Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 11/23/2014: $16.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A blend of 90% Zinfandel and 10% Petite Syrah.

Deep, ruby red in color, with intense blueberry, violet, strawberry, plum, black pepper aromas with hints of vanilla and spicy oak. In the mouth it shows ripe, lush blueberry, raspberry and plum fruit. True to its Dry Creek Valley terroir, this Zinfandel is ripe and intensely flavored but balanced and not overblown.

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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.