2002 Clos du Bois Merlot Reserve Alexander Valley
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.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesRating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Nov-06
Wine SpectatorRating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/15/05
Wine & SpiritsRating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine