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Clos Du Bois Sonoma Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Wine Review

Clos Du Bois Sonoma Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Clos Du Bois Sonoma Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, United States

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 5

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Price: $24.95

Drink: 2013-2016

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Clos Du Bois

Agent: Arterra Wines Canada Inc.

Natalie's Score: 92/100

This robust Californian cabernet has that classic signature of black fruit, smoke and toasty oak all wrapped into a supremely satisfying package.

Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: prime rib, grilled pork, chicken.

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This Clos Du Bois Sonoma Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 was reviewed on June 11, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Very balanced aromas of black cherry, red cherry, dark chocolate, and baking spices. The taste is juicy black cherry with very nice structured tannins. A wine made for a tender, rare Filet Mignon.
Lori Kilmartin - WSET3 Sommelier rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

This is a blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, 6% Malbec, and 1% Cabernet Franc from the Alexander Valley. Aromas of blackberry, black cherry, vanilla, coffee and a touch of smoke. The Merlot adds some extra fruit flavour and helps smooth out the tannins while the other varieties add layers of complexity. Full body and a long cherry/cassis fruit finish. This would pair beautifully with a medium rare roast beef dinner. Tasted May 30, 2016.
Pamela Chiles rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Quite a big boy, this one. Inky purple, spiced blackberry/currant stirred up with hints of vanilla, smoke and licorice. The tannins shout out at first, then fade to the background as the fruit takes over. Smokey black currant and alcohol finish. Crying out for a ribeye steak or gooey smoked bbq ribs - yum!
The winery, in Geyserville, first made wine in 1974. Sonoma cabernet always has a terrific blend of fruit richness and spicy depth. - Community Wine Reviews

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