Prime Alexander Valley grapes from superb hillside and benchland vineyards form the core of this wine's depth and character. Predominantly Merlot (91%), small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon (5%) and Malbec (4%) were blended in to add complexity.
A dark ruby red color, this lush and deeply flavored Merlot bursts with aromas of violet, mocha, ripe plum and blackberry. On the palate, it exhibits a full-bodied mouthfeel with flavors of black cherry, mocha and toasty oak, and finishes with a velvety flourish that makes this Merlot a delight.
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