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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Clos du Soleil Signaturetext
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16¾/20

Clos du Soleil Signature 2018

British Columbia, CanadaSignature is the flagship red at Clos du Soleil, blending 42% merlot with 32/19/5/2 cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, malbec, and petit verdot. Each Similakmeen-based block is harvested separately, destemmed and native fermented in concrete before moving to French oak for 16 months. There is a smoky note upfront but hardly intolerable before the black cherry floral sagebrush that mark this wine kicked in. However, the tannins, so silky smooth, really impress, giving it a sense of sophistication some of its neighbours have yet to achieve. Not the purest expression of the Similkameen this year likely due to the prolonged wildfire season but a solid effort none the less.Tasted: 21 May 2021Tasted by: Prices: BC 47.90 winery online/direct, select private retailers, restaurants Producer: Clos du Soleil WineryDistributors: Select Wines & Spirits
Blend: Merlot - Cabernet Sauvignon - Cabernet Franc - Malbec - Petit VerdotCSPC: 866038UPC: 857088000688