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Clos Du Bois Calcaire Chardonnay 2014 Wine Review

Clos Du Bois Calcaire Chardonnay 2014

Clos Du Bois Calcaire Chardonnay 2014

Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $29.95

Drink: 2017-2021

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine


Winery: Clos Du Bois

Agent: Arterra Wines Canada Inc.

Natalie's Score: 92/100

Calcaire refers to the calcareous soils in which these vines are planted and are famous in France. Lots of minerality as a result. The grapes for this Californian Chardonnay were hand harvested, hand-sorted and whole-cluster pressed. Only free-run and soft-pressed juice is used, which is the freshest and best quality juice. The wine was barrel fermented in 60% new French oak barrels before malolactic fermentation and aged sur lie. Buttery-rich and mouth-filling with aromas of ripe peach, pear and apple. Perfect for dinner parties. Pair with grilled chicken.

Chardonnay food pairings: oriental chicken salad with yoghurt and citrus dressing, sautéed pork loin, grilled chicken breast.

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This Clos Du Bois Calcaire Chardonnay 2014 was reviewed on February 27, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

What a lovely Chardonnay! Smooth and luscious, lots of pear, apple, lemon and lime on the nose, along with some some buttery oak. This wine is 100% French oak barrel fermented and aged sur lie for a buttery texture, but still remains fruit forward on the palate, with lots of citrus and apple coming through. Perfect for classic herb roasted chicken.
From California's Russian River Valley Clos du Bois Calcaire Chardonnay (2016) refers to the calcareous soils in which these vines are planted. The grapes for this Californian Chardonnay were hand-harvested, sorted and whole-cluster pressed. Only free-run and soft-pressed juice is the making of this wine -- the freshest and best quality juice. The wine was barrel fermented in 60% new French oak barrels before malolactic fermentation and aged sur lie. - Community Wine Reviews

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