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Clos du Bois Calcaire Chardonnay 2013 Wine Review

Clos du Bois Calcaire Chardonnay 2013

Clos du Bois Calcaire Chardonnay 2013

Sonoma County, California, United States

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 7

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Price: $29.95

Drink: 2015-2020

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

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.

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This Clos du Bois Calcaire Chardonnay 2013 was reviewed on April 2, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

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Matt Steeves - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

This flavorful Sonoma Chardonnay incorporates some of the finest French oak to allow the fruit to shine with just the right amount of oak influnece to add body and texture without stealing the show from the rich tropical and orchard fruit. A long creamy finish with butterscotch, toast, and lees make this wine great to enjoy with roasted game birds, mushroom risotto, or fish chowder. Tasted April 2016. 92 points. Matt Steeves - www.quercusvino.ca
Jacky Blisson rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Pale yellow. Intense notes of butterscotch, poached pear and citrus feature on the nose. Opulent, rich and layered on the palate with balanced, fresh acidity. The finish is moderate in length with big, butterscotch driven flavours. A full throttle white at noticeably warming 14.5% alcohol. Definitely a food wine.
Cherie Cole rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Stone fruit, butterscotch, vanilla and a hint of fresh oregano on the nose and palate. Full-bodied with a long butterscotch and vanilla finish. Pair with brie-stuffed chicken breast. Tasted April 3, 2016.
Courtney Flood rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Deep smoky vanilla and bourbon barrel. Light spritz on the tongue. Fresh, citrus and minerality. Playful and mysterious.

Pair with sautéed vegetables in a coconut masala curry sauce
Carola Price rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Pear and tarragon on the nose. Soft. Big punch at the front but falls short mid palate and on the finish.
Pair with salmon, chicken, some Asian dishes with ginger and scallions and medium cheeses like Cantonnier or Gouda
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. - Community Wine Review

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