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Clos Du Bois & J

May 9, 2013

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Our final day of tasting the nectar of Sonoma’s wine country found us at Clos Du Bois as our first stop.

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The hospitality staff was wonderful & we enjoyed their reserve samplings, purchasing two reds…
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…a surprise to me, because I have always thought of Clos as a maker of delicious white wines.

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There is construction on the grounds with a pond being dug, bluebird houses installed & eucalyptus trees planted.

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What is it about the gnarly old vines that attract my eye? These Zinfandel vines are 75 years old. They will make okay grapes for now, but once they reach 80 years old – oh my goodness, the depth of flavor, the richness change a wine from acceptable to Ancient Vine Amazing!

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Since it was right there, we pulled into the Coppola Winery property but didn’t get out for a tasting.

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I had another venue on my radar & I was not going to leave Sonoma without visiting J Vineyards & Winery!

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Our #1 son introduced me to J wines the first year Judy Jordan introduced the world to her wines.

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We were not disappointed!

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While we waited for our server, we were poured glasses of the Merlot being served at the tasting bar. Dana escorted us into the Reserve Tasting Room where we relaxed on the sofa while she prepared our selections.

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“This is what a pinot noir is supposed to taste like!” announced DH. I agree! Oh my goodness this daughter of the noted Jordan wine family certainly knows how to make excellent wines.

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We finished with a sparkling wine & joined the wine club before leaving – the only club we joined this trip! We also sent #1 son a selection of J wines with a note of thanks for his introduction 10 years earlier.


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