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Clos du Bois Alexander Valley Merlot 1996

Merlot from Sonoma County, California
  • WE 87
  • WS 86
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Winemaker Notes

The fruit for our Merlot comes from vineyards in Sonoma County's Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys. Extended maceration enhances color, flavor and mouthfeel, and aging for 18 months in 60-gallon oak barrels ads softness and a subtle vanillin component. Cabernet Sauvignon adds structure and complexity, and enlivens the subtle texture and plum-like fruitiness which is the hallmark of fine Merlot.

Critical Acclaim

WE 87
Wine Enthusiast

WS 86
Wine Spectator

Clos du Bois Winery

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Clos du Bois Winery, , California
Clos du Bois
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... View More