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Clos du Soleil Signature
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16¾/20

Clos du Soleil Signature 2015

British Columbia, CanadaSignature, as the name implies, is the signature wine of this Similkameen winery. The big five Bordeaux red grapes are in play here: cabernet sauvignon, merlot, petit verdot, cabernet franc and malbec come from the estate vineyard, as well as nearby vineyards in Keremeos and Cawston. After destemming and a cold soak, this was partial native fermented and then transferred to French oak for 15 months aging. Rich and dense with southern sunned fruit: thick blackberries, cassis, baked raspberry, is scented with vanilla, and bound by furry, wood-borne tannins. The acidity is a pleasant 13.8 degrees, squeezing a lot of youthful impact into a medium+ frame. This can drink well now in youth, with a decant and a medium steak, but will reward with a couple of years in the cellar.Tasted: 20 October 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 44.90 winery direct Producer: Clos du Soleil WineryDistributors: Select Wines & Spirits
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot - Cabernet Franc - Malbec - Petit VerdotCSPC: 474056UPC: 857088000077