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Clos du Bois Merlot

Wine Details

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Wine Description

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 adds softness and a subtle vanillin component. We blend small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon to add structure and complexity, which enlivens the subtle texture and plum-like fruitiness that is the hallmark of fine Merlot. Merlot is food`s best friend. We like ours with roasted leg of lamb or tomato-based pasta dishes.

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  • Wine & Spirits
    (2004 Vintage) Rating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine on 06/07