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Date Printed: 12/21/2014
Clos du Bois Merlot 2001
Clos du Bois Merlot 2001
(search item no. 76359)

PRICE ON 12/21/2014: $22.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Made from lush fruit carefully selected from a few Alexander Valley growers long associated with Clos du Bois, this is an elegant, full-bodied wine, featuring an extravaganza of ripe cherry and blueberry flavors. Aged around 24 months in new and older 60-gallon French oak barrels, the wine also exhibits a seductively plush layer of plum and toasty oak aromas.
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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.