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Clos du Bois Merlot Reserve Alexander Valley
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Bang-Up Merlot
by Greglpc
Impressive. I think you should load the boat on better quality Merlots as Merlot is coming back. This one goes into the cellar first.
Love It, Love It, Love It
by Flusk12374896
The merlot's I prefer are: MacKenzie, Sterling, Alterra, St Clement. Clos Du Bois is Number 2 in my book (MacKenzie being number 1). This has become my household staple. My during the week table wine as well as weekend and company wine.
What happened?
by Fry11919983
This Merlot WAS my staple up until their latest release of their 2008, (which I tasted up at their winery in Sonoma in August of 2010). It's now no longer what it used to be! I am really dissapointed now! Now, IMO, it's just ordinary... or less than!

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Merlot enjoyed a surge in popularity in the 1990s as consumers suddenly discovered that they could enjoy aromas and flavors similar to those of Cabernet in a fleshier, softer wine with smoother tannins. A wave of Merlot plantings followed, frequently in soils and microclimates completely inappropriate for this variety, and the market was soon...
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