Clos du Bois Winemaker Reserve Malbec 1997

Malbec from California

Item No. 27419
  • red wine

Winemaker's Notes

The Malbec fruit for this wine was grown on our own River Oaks Vineyard estate in the southern end of Alexander Valley. Malbec is an unusual wine grape in that the berries are very large, and as delicious as table grapes. Almost purple-black in color, the fruit produces a very plush, big, silky wine. The Cabernet Sauvignon, from a premium vineyard in Alexander Valley, provides additional structure to the wine. The 1997 Winemaker's Reserve Malbec is full-bodied, with intense blueberry flavors. It has a lovely deep purple hue, with a rich, chocolate oak finish. Enjoy this wine now paired with red meat dishes, or cellar age for 7-10 years.

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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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California has nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and accounts for almost 90% of wine production in the United States. In our section of Other California, we include wines from smaller AVAs as well as wines from the California AVA. Here are a few smaller AVAs you may see on the label: Livermore Valley AVA, located right outside of San Francisco and home to...

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Malbec(MAHL-beck) Angel of Argentina Originally a common grape in Bordeaux, Malbec adds only a small percentage to the blends there. It has, however, found another region in which to flourish -the bourgeoning wine region of Argentina. In fact, Argentinians have adopted Malbec as their national grape! Notable Facts Malbec is used in small amounts in...

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