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Clos du Soleil Signature
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Clos du Soleil Signature 2016

British Columbia, CanadaThis year's Signature, an aptly named flagship blend, mixes cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, petit verdot, and malbec , with fruit from various vineyards in the Similkameen Valley. Each block was harvested separately, destemmed and native fermented in concrete before moving to French oak for 15 months aging. Signature is a barrel blend of the best. This year violets and pencil shavings rule the palate, bolstered by juicy black plum, black pepper, toasted cedar. The medium+ palate is firm with tannins, while the palate has a gentle softness that counters very well. A lovely finessed balance and depth in such a young wine, one that will reward with cellaring, and shows the excellent 2016 vintage perfectly.Tasted: 20 January 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 39.90 winery direct Producer: Clos du Soleil WineryDistributors: Select Wines & Spirits
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot - Cabernet Franc - Malbec - Petit VerdotCSPC: 298158UPC: 857088000275