Sunday, September 15, 2013

Wine Review: Clos du Bois Rouge Red Blend

Clos du Bois Rouge Red Blend is a California wine that is a mix of blackberry, plum, roasted coffee, chocolate and spice. It has a nice smell with a slightly high alcohol aroma (13.5% by Vol). It has a dark red look that is an indication of the dark berries and chocolate. The wine legs appear to have a moderate level of sugar included. Yet this does not appear to detract from the taste as it mixes well with the type of berry.  There is very light but pleasant tannin aftertaste, which helps to put it in the category of table wines for everyday use. 

This would be a nice holiday wine or burger wine that ranges in price from $10 to $13. It might work well with steak and other greasy type foods. When throwing a get together and not knowing which type of wine will appeal to the most people this will work well. It appears to be light in taste with enough sweetness to move toward the desert category. Therefore, it works well in multiple arenas and events. 

The wine is made at the Clos Du Bois Winery and has been operating 35 years. They have around 800 acres in Sonoma County to support their operations.  It is possible to visit the winery and engage in a wine tasting event for $10 or a wine seminar for $50. They also have full tours to see and understand the wine making process and facilities

Clos Du Bois Winery
19410 Geyserville Ave
Geyserville, CA 95441

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