My expectations for a $10 Zin don’t exactly run high, but Clos du Bois’s latest is just fine for a weekday quaff. It overwhelms with berry aromas the minute you open the bottle, cherry and raspberry filling the room. There’s less to impress when you drink it: It goes down easy but there’s nothing complex in the glass, just jammy fruit that borders on being too juicy. Amazingly, though Clos sent this bottle only a few months ago, its 2005 vintages have already hit the market. Serves me right for not hopping on it earlier.
B / $10 / closdubois.com
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