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3.7
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4.5

Clos du Bois Merlot

Clos du Bois
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Still Wine
RegionCalifornia
Alcohol Level
Country
United States
SubregionCalifornia
Drinking Window
GrapesMerlot
Wine Description:
Clos du Bois Merlot is a premium red wine produced by Clos du Bois, a renowned winery in California. The grapes used to make this wine are sourced from select vineyards in the Alexander Valley appellation, known for its ideal growing conditions for Merlot. The vineyards feature well-draining soils and a moderate climate, which allows the grapes to ripen slowly and develop complex flavors. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the grapes, gentle pressing, and aging in oak barrels to enhance the wine's structure and depth. The resulting wine is a rich and full-bodied Merlot with notes of black cherry, plum, and vanilla, making it a perfect pairing for hearty dishes or enjoyed on its own. Read more
Pros:
  • Clos du Bois Merlot has a smooth, medium-bodied palate with ripe fruit flavors of black cherry, raspberry, and plum.
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Cons:
  • Clos du Bois Merlot has a relatively short finish with some astringency.
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User Rating:

3.7
Highly Reviewed

Expert Rating:

4.5

Wine Expert Note:

This Clos du Bois Merlot is a beautiful and balanced wine with a deep ruby color, and intense aromas of blackberry, chocolate, and spice. On the palate, this Merlot has a smooth and velvety texture, with flavors of dark cherry and black currant. The finish is long, complex, and elegant, with a hint of mocha and toasted oak. This is a delightful and satisfying wine that will surely please any wine enthusiast. Read more
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Wine sweetness is a measure of the amount of sugar present in a wine. Sweetness in wine can range from bone dry (no sugar present) to lusciously sweet (high sugar content). Sweetness is usually determined by the variety and ripeness of the grapes used, as well as the winemaking process.
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The alcohol level in wine is a measure of the amount of alcohol present in the beverage. The degree of heat or ‘burn’ at the back of the throat is roughly proportional to the amount of alcohol consumed. It ranges from Very Low to Very High.
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Wine intensity is a measure of the concentration of flavor and aroma compounds in a wine.The stronger and more noticeable the flavors and aromas are, the higher the intensity of the wine. Intensity in wine can range from neutral (not particularly intense) to pronounced (high intensity).
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Wine body refers to the weight and texture of wine on the palate. In other words, it is the degree of body a wine has, ranging from light-bodied to full-bodied. Wines with higher body appear to have a thicker texture and can sometimes coat the palate.
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Wine acidity refers to the tartness of a wine, which gives a tingling sensation on the side of the tongue. A metallic-like sharp taste is also associated with high acidity. Sometimes a high level of sweetness, such as in luscious dessert wines, can disguise a high level of acidity. Acidity can range from soft to searing.
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Wine tannin gives wine its textural mouthfeel and astringency. Tannin is a natural compound found in grape skins, seeds, and stems. It contributes to the structure and helps to balance out the sweetness of the fruit. Tannins are usually discussed when it comes to red wines, even though some white and rosé wines with certain wine making techniques can also contain tannins.
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