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Clos du Soleil Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé
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Clos du Soleil Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2019

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe 2018 rosé was malbec, and this year's version is cabernet sauvignon, entirely from Clos du Soleil's certified organic estate vineyard, on Keremeos' Upper Bench. After 4 hours skin contact, this was gently pressed off and fermented slow and cool in stainless, where it remained on lees without disturbance until light filtration and bottling. When first opened, this youthful, deeper hued pink gives off an earthy reductive huff, indicative of cabernet sauvignon not wanting to be made into rosé, but after a short amount of airtime, more pretty red fruit characters emerge. Potent strawberries, spiced raspberries fill the silken palate, with a subtle and alluring pink peppercorn dusting the shorter finish. Atypical, for certain, but works, especially with the likes of salmon, beef, vegetarian, or chicken burgers / sausages.Tasted: 01 July 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 21.90 winery online Producer: Clos du Soleil WineryDistributors: Select Wines & Spirits
Grape: Cabernet SauvignonCSPC: 113046UPC: 626990344995