Clos Du Bois Chardonnay Calcaire Russian River Valley 2013

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$29.95 (421941)

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April 02, 2016

Critic Reviews (8)

Bill Zacharkiw
Bill Zacharkiw

Very well done. Shows the riper side of the grape with getting caricatural. lemony, orange and leaning towards going...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is quintessential Sonoma chardonnay with all kinds of plush vanilla cream, brulée, peach pie, hazelnut and lemon...

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Michael Godel
Michael Godel

By winemaker Gary Sitton from fruit out of the AGG Lavell Vineyard located in Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley. Whole...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

A subdued and reserved version of RRV chardonnay, Clos du Bois' answer to the old world style, restrained chardonnay,...

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Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

This is a well made classic Californian chardonnay with well integrated aromas of lemon, pear and melon fruit with...

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Rémy Charest
Rémy Charest

A well-made chardonnay and balanced, with generous fruit and a very correct structure. I always wondered about the...

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Marc Chapleau
Marc Chapleau

A "Chardo" of the Russian River Valley in Sonoma; the nose, creamy notes of vanilla are immediately in California; on...

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Nadia  Fournier
Nadia Fournier

Although it is developed, like so many Californian chardonnay, in a reductive style, 2013 differs from the lot by its...

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Community Reviews (2)

Jason Solanki
Jason Solanki

Somewhat closed nose but shows hints of pear, mineral, mango and white peach. It's medium-to-full bodied on the palate with slightly creamy mouthfeel and flavours of tropical fruit, butter and herbally notes. Acids are sharp, while the finish is long. Tasted Apr/2016.

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Edward Rasiulis
Edward Rasiulis

A nice, well balanced Chard from California

Description: Light gold in colour with a medium to low intense nose. This wine features lemon meringue, peach, apple, some oak spice, hazelnut, dill and limestone. Medium+ body with good acidity, a long length and the alcohol is well integrated.

Negatives: The 14.5% alcohol

Drink now or in the next 5-7 years on its own or pair it with Hickory Smoked Garlic and Herb Stuffed Cornish Game Hens.

Tasted: 19 April 2016

Score: 8.5+/10, Value: 8.5+/10 Total: 17.5/20

Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 3.5+

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