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Date Printed: 8/27/2014
Clos du Bois Marlstone 1997
Clos du Bois Marlstone 1997
(search item no. 22862)
The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 8/27/2014: $34.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Since its introduction in 1978, Marlstone has been recognized as one of Sonoma Countys premier Bordeaux-style wines. The Marlstone vineyard blocks occupy the center of the Clos du Bois Alexander Valley estate. The vineyards of Cabernet, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot were first planted in 1969. Over the ensuing years, the grapes were vinifed and evaluated. It quickly became evident that the vineyards produced exceptional fruit with great varietal nuance and character.
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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.