Clos Du Bois Marlstone 2010, Alexander Valley

Red Blend Red Blend
California, Usa

$49.95 (955104)

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89 pts
5

Critic Reviews (4)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Marlstone is one of the original iconic cabernet-based blends of California, and it is still impressive in stature...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A bombshell of a cabernet with impressive depth and substance. Notes of red liquorice, chocolate and vanilla bean...

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Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

Marlstone is a famous red Bordeaux style blend from the Sonoma Valley that has a developed a loyal following over...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A wine of evident density and concentration, though heavily marked by barrel flavours - charred wood, chocolate,...

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Community Reviews (1)

Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

A solid well balanced California Bordeaux style wine

Description: Deep ruby in colour with a medium+ intense nose. This complex wine features cedar, blackberry, dark cherry, eucalyptus, blackcurrant, licorice, anise, cassis, plums, cocoa, dates, leather, arugula and tobacco leaf. Full body with medium+ tannins, good acidity and a long length.

Negatives: A little heat from the 14.5% alcohol.

Interesting Point: I confess I bought the wine because I liked the sophisticated label. Looked expensive and at $24.95, I figured why not. Yes, the store had confused the lesser Clos Du Bois Sonoma Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon that was priced at $24.95 with the Marlstone. Their loss my gain. Decanting for 30 min will smooth the wine out.

Drink now or in the next 10 years on its own or and pair it with Bison.

Tasted: 22 July 2014

Score: 9/10, Value: 9/10 Total: 18/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4

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