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Clos du Bois

The estate is located in Healdsburg im Alexander Valley in the Californian Sonoma County (Region North Coast ). It was founded in 1974 by Frank Woods and his partner Thomas Reed. At first it should be called "Woods Vineyards", but the French-studying children of Woods finally chose the original name (French bois = forest, Clos du Bois = Vineyard of the Woods). The estate was after several changes of ownership finally in 2007 by Constellation Brands Bought. Winemaker since 2003 is Erik Olsen, who joined Mondavi and Simi Winery had worked. The vineyard area totals 370 hectares Alexander Valley, Furthermore, grapes from the AVA areas Dry Creek Valley, Knights Valley, Los Carneros. Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast (all Sonoma County, North Coast), as well Monterey ( Central Coast ) purchased. The grape growers are supported in the management of their vineyards of Clos du Bois.

It will be the red wines Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot. Petit Verdot. Pinot Noir, Shiraz ( Syrah ) Tempranillo and Zinfandel, as well as the white wine varieties Chardonnay. Gewurztraminer. Malvasia Bianca. Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc cultivated. The wines are marketed in the lines "Classic" (fresh-fruity), "Appellation Reserve" (each from an AVA area) and the top line "Proprietary Series". From the latter come the long-lived Bordeaux blend "Marlstone" from the varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc (Alexander Valley), as well as the varieties "Cabernet Sauvignon Briarcrest" (Alexander Valley), "Calcaire Chardonnay" (Russian River Valley) and "Flintwood Chardonnay" (Dry Creek Valley).

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