Clos du Bois

2012 Sonoma Reserve Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

California: Sonoma County: Alexander Valley

Offer Expired:Oct 23, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$29.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Cali Bordeaux

We have another exclusive wine for you today. Not even the winery itself has this fabulous wine…

Clos du Bois is back after a short hiatus. Today’s Clos du Bois 2012 Sonoma Reserve Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a rich, juicy, bold wine that delivers a drinking experience that exceeds its selling price.

This Super QPR (Quality to Price Ratio) wine is an impressive must-have for any fan of great, Napa-rivaling Alexander Valley Cabernet. This very food-friendly wine is packed with flavor. A plush and elegant mouthfeel gives this wine a velvety appeal on the palate. This Cab is very aromatic, encouraging long inhalations that enliven your senses.

On the nose, smoky black cherry, cassis, plum, blackberry and braised fig lead the way. As the wine opens, it unveils spice box, cedar, tobacco, black pepper and blackberry candy.

On the palate, spiced cherry, blackberry, cassis, plum and black licorice are followed by cigar box, dusty bramble, tobacco leaf, leather and mixed spice.

Enjoy!

Tasting Profile

Look:

Darkest ruby through the slightly opaque heart of the wine, bright ruby at the edges. After a hearty swirl, tall, skinny legs move slowly down the glass wall.

Smell:

Smoky black cherry, cassis, plum, blackberry and braised fig, spice box, cedar, tobacco, black pepper and blackberry candy.

Taste:

Spiced cherry, blackberry, cassis, plum and black licorice, cigar box, dusty bramble, tobacco leaf, leather and mixed spice.

Finish:

Very long and slightly drying, as plush tannins take hold.

Pairing:

Enjoy this classic Cabernet with grilled meats. A pepper and garlic rubbed steak, grilled over a charcoal fire.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Melissa Stackhouse
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Composition
87% Cabernet Sauvignon
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6% Merlot
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5% Petit Verdot
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2% Cabernet Franc
Vintage
2012
Appellation
85% Alexander Valley
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15% Dry Creek Valley
Abv
14.5%
Harvest date
October 2012
Brix
24.5˚
Aging
21 months
Barrels
35 % new French, American, and Eastern European oak
Bottling date
August 2014

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Oct 23, 2015 at 11:59 pm
$29.00
Avg. Price
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