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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Clos du Soleil Capella
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16¾/20

Clos du Soleil Capella 2012

British Columbia, CanadaThe 2012 vintage is a blend of 92 percent sauvignon blanc and 8 percent semillon, with only 220 cases produced. It has a stunning Bordelais nose of wax, honey, guava, and grapefruit. It's surprisingly round and rich, given the modest 12.7% abv, but with a real sense of tension and precision. The concentration is above the norm, with noticeable dry extract, leading to a chalky finish. This is still remarkably youthful and only just beginning to show subtle tertiary notes. It should easily age for another 4-5 years. Fortunately Clos du Soleil has some bottles tucked away at their tasting room, which are available for purchase if you ask. Exceptional value.Tasted: 05 October 2019Tasted by: Prices: BC 24.90 winery direct Producer: Clos du Soleil WineryDistributors: Select Wines & Spirits
Blend: Sauvignon Blanc - SémillonCSPC: 20958UPC: 00857088000237