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Date Printed: 12/19/2014
Clos du Bois Marlstone 2002
Clos du Bois Marlstone 2002
(search item no. 84752)
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/19/2014: $49.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
1997 Wine & Spirits rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The Marlstone is complex and elegant. The nose is inviting and aromatic with intense blackfruit, cocoa, roasted coffee, and subtle spice aromas. Concentrated fruit flavors of ripe blackberry and cassis grace the palate and are delivered with supple tannins on a rich mouthfeel that leads to a long silky 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.