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Clos du Soleil Célestiale
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Clos du Soleil Célestiale 2017

British Columbia, CanadaCelestial is a nod to Bordeaux, blending four Similkameen vineyards and five grape varieties: 38/33/13/13/3 merlot / cabernet sauvignon / cabernet franc / malbec / petit verdot, from Keremeos and Cawston in the Similkameen, and Osoyoos in the southern Okanagan. The superheated 2015s were barrel-aged for 15 months in French oak, and while good, it lacks the lift and energy of the 2013 or 2014. This is essentially crafted to be consumed sooner than the flagship Signature blend. The attack is young and juicy with smoky cedar, spicy black cherry, albeit with ripe, silky tannins. There is a touch of forest floor in the finish balancing the ripeness and playing to the savoury aspects of the Similkameen. Anything off the barbecue works here. Eight hundred five cases were produced.Tasted: 01 November 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 23.90 winery online/direct ON 26.00 fine wine shops Producer: Clos du Soleil WineryDistributors: Select Wines & Spirits
Blend: Merlot - Cabernet Sauvignon - Cabernet Franc - Petit Verdot - MalbecCSPC: 828848UPC: 857088000459