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Clos du Bois

Clos du Bois The Clos du Bois winery is nestled in the beautiful Alexander Valley at the northern end of California's renowned Sonoma County. Our Tasting Room, Gift Shop and picnic area sit amid 925 acres of grapevines, side by side with a real working winery.

Driving directions from San Francisco: Highway 101 to Independence Lane exit in Geyserville (just north of Healdsburg). East to Geyserville Avenue. Left on Geyserville Avenue, ¼ mile to our entrance on right.

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  Alexander Valley Cabernet Franc
Deep ruby red color with aromas of nice spicy fruit, brambly, blackberry, hint, tobacco leaf, earthy. This is a full bodied Cabernet Franc from warmest part of Alexander Valley, blackberry, and cherry, mocha, spice, well balanced tannins and long finish
  Briarcrest Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2002 Briarcrest casts a deep black ruby color and has scents of cassis, spicy oak, vanilla, and ripe black fruit. It has an intensely rich texture with a concentrated, fleshy mid palate of cassis, blackberry and spice. The fruit lingers elegantly to a soft, supple finish.
  Briarcrest Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2003 Briarcrest casts a deep black ruby color and has scents of cassis, spicy oak, vanilla, and ripe black fruit. It has an intensely rich texture with a concentrated, fleshy mid palate of cassis, blackberry and spice. The fruit lingers elegantly to a soft, supple finish.
  Briarcrest Cabernet Sauvignon
Briarcrest represents a barrel selection of the very best Cabernet Sauvignon lots we bring in each year. Winemaker Erik Olsen selects the best barrel lots from our best vineyards to create this extraordinary, limited-production cuvée. The 2004 Briarcrest casts a deep black ruby color and has aromas of cassis, blackberry liqueur, and licorice with hints of lavender, cedar, coriander and cumin. It is powerful and supple with a concentrated, fleshy mid-palate of blackberry fruit, tobacco and graphite flavors finishing with notes of dark chocolate and espresso.
  Cabernet Sauvignon
With large re-plantings throughout Sonoma County over the past 10 years, we're reaping the benefits of the new clones of Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyards are producing darker wines that have concentrated fruit flavors with smooth ripe tannins. In addition, we are now sourcing new plantings of Cabernet Franc with improved trellis systems, which tame the natural vigor of the varietal, producing higher quality grapes. Aromas of black current, blackberry, licorice and black pepper are highlighted by spicy oak nuances. The flavors echo the nose and are delivered in a medium-bodied mouthfeel that has supple texture and shows a great spicy character on the finish.
  Calcaire Chardonnay
This Chardonnay is a brilliant, silver-straw yellow color. Generous aromas of Bosc pear, baking spice, orange blossom, vanilla and a hint of toffee spice display typical Chardonnay character and a complexity that develops in the glass. The rich, silky palate delivers flavors of white peach and pears, enlivened by vibrant acidity and ending in a persistent finish.
With a brilliant silver and straw yellow hue, this Chardonnay rises out of the glass with intense apple, ripe pear, and sweet lemon drop scents. They are complimented by toasty oak, spice and butter from barrel and malolactic fermentation. The flavors are bright and juicy with rich ripe apple and pear and a long fresh aftertaste. The texture is silky smooth with a creaminess achieved by hand stirring the lees in barrels during the sur lie aging.
With a brilliant, silver- and straw-yellow hue, this Chardonnay rises out of the glass with intense apple, ripe pear and sweet lemon drop scents. These aromas are complemented by toasty oak, spice and butter notes from barrel and malolactic fermentation. The palate is bright and juicy, with rich, ripe, apple and pear flavors a long, fresh aftertaste. The texture is silky-smooth, with a creaminess achieved by hand-stirring the lees during barrel aging.
  'Fleur' Late Harvest Gewurztraminer
Fragrant floral aromas of rose and orange blossom are intense- a limited production, botrytized Gewurztraminer was a labor of love from our winemaking team. Harvest conditions to create proper Botrytis cinerea are rare. An elegant way to complete your meal.
  Flintwood Chardonnay
100% Chardonnay from Sonoma County’s Dry Creek Valley. The wine was barrel fermented in François Frères French oak barrels, aged sur-lie for ten months, and completed 100% malolactic fermentation. The nose offers aromas of lemon, lime, and citrus blossom highlighted by a well-integrated bouquet of smoke, toasty oak and buttery caramel. The palate has a bright fruit-driven entry that leads to a big fleshy mid-palate and finishes with long, toasty, sweet oak impressions. The flavors are balanced throughout with a crisp acidity that will allow the wine to benefit from a longer bottle aging time. Flintwood is ideal with seafood of almost any kind. But when topped with a citrus sauce, seafood makes this wine sing. With its toasty oak flavors, Flintwood is also an excellent companion to veal or pork, especially when served with a cream sauce.
  Malvasia Bianca
Malvasia Bianca is one of the most unusual white wines we produce. Part of the Muscat family, it is hugely aromatic – with fresh floral notes of rose petals melding with perfumed orange rind and tropical fruits… overlaid with exotic ginger, nutmeg and spice. The grapes were hand picked on October 21 from a single vineyard in the Russian Valley called Richard’s Grove. We fermented the grapes at cool temperatures in stainless steel to capture the vivid flavors of this wine – fresh ginger, spice and honey combine with Fuji apple, crisp acidity and grapefruit zest on the finish. Notice how this complex wine leaps out of the glass. Superb with Asian-fusion cuisine with a little heat. Only 500 cases were made and available only at the winery.
Our 2001 vintage showcases the complexity and integration of all five traditional Bordeaux varietals. Primarily sourced from benchland sites in Alexander Valley, this wine had nearly 24 months of barrel age. The nose is inviting with intense cocoa, roasted coffee, subtle cinnamon and allspice aromas. Ripe black cherry and cassis flavors enter the palate with a rich mouthfeel, leading to a long silky finish. The 2001 vintage is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 8.5% Malbec, 1.5% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petite Verdot. Only 4,600 cases were produced.
* 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 4% Malbec, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc A meritage style blend of choice lots, the 2004 Marlstone has a deep Bing cherry color and aromas of ripe red fruit, plums, blackberries, mocha, nutmeg and chocolate. It’s an opulent red, velvety in the mouth, with dense plum, blackberry, blueberry, mineral and spice flavors finishing with superlative balance and hints of cedar and vanilla.
The 2004 Merlot is a deep, ruby red color with bold aromas of black cherry, ripe plums and red currant. The fruit aromas are complemented by hints of vanilla and spice. On the palate, balanced flavors of juicy black plums, mocha and a touch of tobacco make this a wine of structure and finesse. The wine ends beautifully with a velvety mouthfeel and long, rich finish.
  Old Vine Carignane
This small production wine is a blend of Carignane (81%) and Zinfandel, sourced from 85-year-old vines of the Pastori Vineyard in Alexander Valley. Rich and concentrated fruit creates a deep, dark ruby red hue, with aromas of pepper, blueberry and wild strawberry. Flavors are juicy and rich – chocolate and boysenberry wrapped in a velvety, lush texture. Only 378 cases of this unusual wine were produced.
  Old Vine Zinfandel
Deep ruby red color with aromas of intense blueberry, dried cranberry, peppery cherry, clove, plum, vanilla. Flavors include strawberry, blackberry, clove, and dried cranberry and are wrapped in a very rich, silky textured quaff.
  Petite Sirah
Grapes for this limited -production wine come from a very special part of Knights Valley, a sub-appellation of Sonoma County that is the warmest of the region’s viticultural areas. Protected from cooling Pacific fogs, and situated in the foothills of Mt. Saint Helena, Knights Valley provides an ideal environment for Bordeaux varieties such as Petite Sirah.
  Pinot Grigio
The 2004 Pinot Grigio offers scents of melon, grapefruit zest, lime and green apple. On the palate the aromas are mirrored with flavors of melon, green apple, lime, and grapefruit that are medium bodied and followed by a long-lasting crisp, clean finish.
  Pinot Noir
The 2006 Pinot Noir shows deep shades of black cherry in the glass, with classic aromas of strawberry, cherry, vanilla and hints of smokiness on the nose. The wine has a lush, silky texture that opens to flavors of Bing cherry and strawberry. With a pleasing balance of oak, the wine integrates its bright fruit flavors beautifully on the palate.
  Proprietary Malbec
Fruit for this wine is grown primarily on our River Oaks Vineyard in Alexander Valley, where Malbec develops intense color and powerful flavors. The 2005 vintage was one of the longest of the decade, and the fruit benefited immensely from this extended hang time on the vine , developing rich flavor and character. The 2005 Malbec is a deep, inky purple in the glass. Concentrated, aromas of blackberry and violet floral notes continue onto the palate, melding with spice, mocha and cocoa powder. The rich mouthfeel and soft, round texture lead to a long, lingering finish.
  Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Brimming with intense ripe black cherry fruit which is highlighted by cocoa and brown spice on the back of the palate. The mouth feel is rich and dense followed by a long fruit and spicy finish.
  Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
A powerful wine from an outstanding vintage. Deep, inky red in color, the 2005 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon offers up seductive scents of cassis, licorice, ripe plum and blackberry intermingled with hints of toasty oak and nutmeg spice. Concentrated fruit envelops the palate, with deep, luscious flavors that echo the nose. This beautiful wine is the quintessential Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, with a rich, full-bodied structure, hints of sweet oak, and a long, pleasing finish.
  Reserve Chardonnay
Brilliant silver, straw yellow in color, this aromatic Russian River Valley Chardonnay explodes with scents of mandarin citrus, ripe pear and lime, intermingled with jasmine and spice. The palate is bright and juicy, with refreshing flavors of ripe pear and citrus. The wine’s lush, well-integrated oak and smooth, creamy texture were achieved by aging it sur lie for eight months before bottling.
  Reserve Fume Blanc
Fruit for this release was grown in the cool Russian River Valley, where fog moderates temperatures throughout the season, a significant benefit during the July heat spike of 2006. In the glass, the wine is a delicate pale straw hue with silver highlights. Aromas of grapefruit, gooseberry and honeysuckle set off appealing notes of fig and vanilla. On the palate, the wine is notably crisp, with distinct citrus and mineral tones over round texture that lingers on the palate. A lovely aperitif, the Reserve Fumé Blanc also pairs well with more delicately flavored dishes of fall. Just 400 cases were produced.
  Reserve Merlot
Displays ripe cherry and raspberry flavors that combine with elegant layers of toasty French oak. Aromas of violets, black cherry, plum and vanilla.
  Reserve Merlot
A dark ruby red color, this lush and deeply flavored Merlot bursts with aromas of violet, mocha, ripe plum and blackberry. On the palate, it is exhibits a full-bodied mouthfeel with flavors of black cherry, mocha and toasty oak, and finishes with a velvety flourish that makes this Merlot a delight.
  Reserve Pinot Noir
Showing a brilliant, black plum hue, this Pinot Noir exudes aromas of ripe blackberry, red currents, plum and sweet tobacco spice. The intense fruit is tempered with hints of vanilla, toast and a mild earthiness. The texture is silky, with bright flavors that echo the aroma, especially blackberry and hints of wild strawberry. The fine-grained texture of this wine leaves a lingering finish that is classically Pinot Noir. Just 1460 cases were made.
  Reserve Pinot Noir
With deep black cherry red color, this Pinot Noir bursts with intense ripe raspberry and blackberry aromas that are delicately framed by a subtle oak-brown spice nuance. A supple, silky texture with balanced tannins and concentrated flavors dances across the palate, complimented by hints of spicy toasted oak leading to a soft lingering finish.
  Reserve Tempranillo
Deep ruby red in color, the 2004 Reserve Tempranillo is a beautiful, medium-bodied wine, exhibiting enticing aromas of silky ripe plums and dark roasted coffee beans. Its mouthfeel is firm yet elegant, with well-defined blackberry fruit flavors and hints of smokiness. This wine’s powerful structure and lush, round tannin style will develop nicely with extended aging.
  Reserve Zinfandel
Deep, ruby red in color, aromas of intense blueberry and ripe strawberry intermingle with violet floral notes and hints of vanilla, roasted oak and black pepper. Flavors of blueberry, plum and red berry explode on the palate. This Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel is a superb example of the region’s signature varietal: rich, ripe and elegant, with a soft, velvety texture.
We are proud to introduce the first vintage of Clos du Bois Rosé. Inspired by the dry rosé wines of Southern France, Winemaker Erik Olsen captured the vibrance and elegance typical of the best examples of this style, while creating a wine that is true to the essence of Clos du Bois Classics: wines that are both refined and accessible. Redolent off fresh, wild strawberries and ripe watermelon, this bright, delicately floral wine tap-dances on the palate. The structure is crisp and fresh, full of rich, juicy strawberries and raspberries with a hint of melon. A fine seam of minerality underlies the fruit, while the finish is long and refreshing. One of the most versatile of all food wines.
  Sauvignon Blanc
To add richness and a hint of vanilla to our Classic North Coast Sauvignon Blanc, we combine partial barrel fermentation with sur-lie aging in 60-gallon oak barrels. A portion of the wine is fermented in stainless steel to enhance fresh melon and crisp grapefruit flavors. The addition of Semillon further softens the wine's herbaceous character.
100% Shiraz from North Coast vineyards, the 2004 Shiraz shows incredible extraction in its deep, ruby red and purple hues. Aromas of spring violets, ripe plum and blackberry rise over undertones of leather, tar and toast. A rich, velvety mouthfeel exposes ripe blueberry, spice and smoky oak flavors. This is a concentrated wine with excellent tannin structure and a long, lingering finish.


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