Tier Tasting with Clos du Bois Winemaker Maureen Martin

Author: Mike  //  Category: Wine

 

Dear Oenophile

A winemaker has many decisions some are easy and some are not. They must follow the fruit from dirt to bottle. It would be simple to take the top of the crop and make wine. Economics, however, must come into play. So how do you get rid of the rest of it? I once had a winemaker lament that he could not afford to make the wine he wanted; hence the creation of quality levels or tiers.
At Clos du Bois Maureen Martin is charged with this task. She and her team make the cuts that culminate in the artistic. Take for example the 2008 Marlstone. At 76% Cabernet, 15% Merlot, 5% Malbec and 4% Petite Verdot this our kinda juice!
On Saturday August 11th at 6pm in the private conference room of Suite 100 we will taste and examine Clos du Bois’s quality levels. Sit, sip, snack and enjoy as Maureen guides us through her wines. Reservations can be made with Mike McVittie 907 677 9050 (Huffman) ormike@anchoragewinehouse.com . Tariff is a meager $35.00 per reservation, 24 seats available.

Wines
2010 Clos du Bois Chardonnay California
2007 Clos du Bois Chardonnay Russian River

2009 Clos du Bois Merlot North Coast
2006 Clos du Bois Merlot Alexander Valley

2009 Clos du Bois Cabernet Sauvignon North Coast
2007 Clos du Bois Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley

2008 Clos du Bois Marlstone Alexander Valley