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Clos du Soleil Estate Reserve Red
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Clos du Soleil Estate Reserve Red 2016

Similkameen Valley, British Columbia, CanadaOnly 96 cases of this wine, the pinnacle of their organically / biodynamically farmed estate terroir, was made in 2016. This vintage was a blend of 33% cabernet sauvignon, 32% merlot, 20% cabernet franc, 12% petit verdot, and 3% malbec. Each variety was fermented separately, and then rested in French barrels for 18 months prior to the blend. The finished wine was bottled without fining or filtration. This, the 2016, is a new release. Savoury and complexed from first sip, with layers of dusty graphite, wild blackberry, ripe plum, cassis, cedar, pencil shavings on a generously juicy core. The finish lingers with a mineral hum. Best with a slight chill, and something from the grill.Tasted: 14 August 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 53.00 winery direct Producer: Clos du Soleil WineryDistributors: Select Wines & Spirits
Blend: Merlot - Cabernet Sauvignon - Petit Verdot - Cabernet Franc - MalbecCSPC: 859835UPC: 857088000497