Clos du Bois Alexander Valley Reserve Merlot 2003

Merlot from Sonoma County, California

Price: $22.99
Item No. 86284
  • W&S90
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Winemaker's Notes

Extremely deep ruby red in color, this Merlot has intense black cherry, ripe plum, blackberry and spice aromas with a slight hint of roasted sweet oak and dark chocolate. It has fleshy supple tannins and concentrated flavors that match its aromas. This is an outstanding Merlot from one of the best places in the world for growing this varietal.

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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...

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Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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