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Sep 19

Wine Review: Clos Du Bois Marlstone

By: Cresta

I honestly don’t remember where or when we got the 2009 Clos Du Bois Marlstone wine. I did not buy it, so it must have been a gift from someone.

Clos Du Bois Marlstone is a red Bordeaux blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 2% Malbec and 2% Petit Verdot. The Marlstone line is from Clos Du Bois’ proprietary series of higher-end wines. Select vineyards in California’s Alexander Valley were created specifically to make this series of wines.

It is a medium- to full-bodied red with flavors of blackberries and cherries. I also tasted a lot of oak. There is a nice balance between the fruit flavor and the acidity. This blend is fairly high in tannins and a little on the dry side.

I believe this wine is in the mid $40 price range. More than I usually spend. I liked the wine OK, but not enough to purchase on a regular basis, especially at that price point.

Cheers!

 

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