Clos du Bois 2014 Calcaire Chardonnay
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States
Clos du Bois Calcaire is 100 percent barrel fermented Chardonnay, which gets the balance right to counter the seriously rich character of this premium Russian River wine. Concentrated tropical and melon fruit, serious oak derived notes and yoghurt-like texture add flesh to the full bodied wine, which is countered nicely by a persistent thread of lemony acidity and striking chalky minerality on the lingering finish. It's a big and bold style of Chardonnay that's surprisingly light on its feet and appetizing — sure to cause fits in blind tastings.