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3.9
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3.8

Clos du Bois Sonoma Reserve Merlot

Clos du Bois
$23.50
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Still Wine
RegionSonoma
Alcohol Level
Country
United States
SubregionAlexander Valley
Drinking Window
GrapesMerlotMalbecCabernet SauvignonPetit Verdot
Wine Description:
Clos du Bois Sonoma Reserve Merlot is a standout wine that showcases the best of Sonoma County. Crafted with expertise and care, this Merlot is a true reflection of the region's exceptional winemaking. The grapes are sourced from carefully selected vineyards in Sonoma, known for their ideal growing conditions and unique terroir. The winemakers at Clos du Bois employ traditional winemaking techniques to create a wine that is rich, velvety, and full-bodied. With its deep ruby color and enticing aromas of dark fruits and spices, this Merlot offers a luscious palate of blackberry, plum, and hints of chocolate. It pairs beautifully with grilled meats and hearty dishes, making it a perfect choice for any wine enthusiast. Read more
Pros:
  • Rich and full-bodied with a velvety texture
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Cons:
  • Not suitable for those with oak sensitivity
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User Rating:

3.9
Highly Reviewed

Expert Rating:

3.8

Wine Expert Note:

Clos du Bois Sonoma Reserve Merlot is a delightful wine that showcases the best of Sonoma County's Merlot grapes. With its deep ruby color and medium to full body, this wine offers a rich and velvety texture that is sure to please the palate. On the nose, you can expect to find enticing aromas of ripe blackberries, plums, and cherries, accompanied by hints of vanilla and oak. These complex aromas continue to unfold on the palate, where the fruit flavors are complemented by notes of chocolate, spice, and a touch of tobacco. The tannins in this Merlot are well-integrated, providing a smooth and elegant mouthfeel. The wine finishes with a lingering, satisfying finish that leaves you wanting more. Overall, Clos du Bois Sonoma Reserve Merlot is a well-crafted wine that offers a harmonious balance of fruit, oak, and structure. It pairs beautifully with a variety of dishes, such as roasted lamb, grilled steak, or hearty pasta dishes. Enjoy it now or cellar it for a few years to allow the flavors to further develop. 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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