Clos Du Bois Merlot 2005


The long weekend is gone. I planned on a drink-read-eat-sleep routine but it never materialized. My wife had a laundry list of things to do and as if by some evil design, they were evenly spaced to cover every day – going to Costco, dressing up to get our portrait done and rearranging the furniture. However, I had the perfect medicine — a bottle of merlot.

I have zero knowledge of wine and I am good with any wine as long as it is not watery. I tend to go by a) the ratings pasted on the shelves b) name — European sounding is better and c) the cost must be sub $25.

Clos Du Bois 2005 Merlot North Coast. Clos Du Bois wines consistently score 85+, cost 15-25 and with a French sounding name, one of my favourites.

Notes — Fruity and a bit watery at first, but had a good dry finish. Woody. Strong like fortified wine. Seems to go well with spicy food.



12 Responses to “Clos Du Bois Merlot 2005”

  1. Arun Says:

    You write all this when you are high?

  2. Alan Smithee Says:

    Why not?

  3. Kavitha Says:

    Writing is definitely more potent when you are high! Our teetotaler buddy- Arun has no means of knowing that of course 🙂

    Merlot is one of the few red wines I have come to like. It’s still a little too dry and fruity…

  4. Alan Smithee Says:

    Oh, you must try something watery. That leaves an annoying aftertaste and kind of fills you up quickly.

  5. I Says:

    You get high on wine?

  6. Alan Smithee Says:

    I am afraid, yes. Metabolism is dropping at a rate faster than the stock market. Scary.

  7. sadugudu Says:

    if you have zero knowledge on wine, watch this movie Sideways. There are couple of scenes where Paul Giamatti will explain the quality of good wine in layman terms.

  8. Alan Smithee Says:

    adango, nee innum uyiroda dhaan irukkaya?

    This comment space is beginning to look like the ones that I hate. Every 2nd comment is mine.

  9. sadugudu Says:

    ippadi thaan appo appo thalaya kaatuven

  10. Mambalam Mani Says:

    OMG. Pls dont see Sideways. Worssst movie.

  11. I Says:

    Madonna fell from a horse aam.

  12. Alan Smithee Says:

    Poonai valam pona enna, edam pona enna? mela vizhundu pirandaama irundha seri.

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