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Date Printed: 9/1/2014
Clos du Bois Winemaker Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
Clos du Bois Winemaker Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
(search item no. 13980)
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/1/2014: $45.44

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 1996 Winemaker's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon comes from three of our best Cabernet Sauvignon growers in the Alexander Valley. The 1996 growing season provided a perfect environment for Cabernet Sauvignon to achieve optimum sugar levels, producing a wine with unique spice (menthol and bay leaf) and a rich, smooth mouthfeel. The wine exhibits well-integrated, supple tannins and ample oak, with a terrific burst of trademark black cherry fruit that is round in the finish. This elegant wine will age beautifully for 5-10 years.
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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.