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Clos du Soleil Signaturetext
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Clos du Soleil Signature 2019

British Columbia, CanadaThis year's Signature, the aptly named flagship red of the winery, blends fruit from Keremeos and Cawston. The 2019 result was 42% merlot, 31% cabernet sauvignon, 13% malbec, 10% cabernet franc, and 4% petit verdot. Each vineyard block was harvested separately, destemmed, and native fermented in concrete. After a gentle pressing, the wines aged 16 months in French oak, with the best barrels selected for the final blend. This year is back to form, with structurally firm tannins framing fragrant blackberry, black cherry, perfumed black plum on a compact palate, scented with espresso, violet perfume, and a healthy crack of black peppercorns.Tasted: 27 May 2022Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 54.90 winery online/direct, select private retailers, restaurants Producer: Clos du Soleil WineryDistributors: Select Wines & Spirits
Blend: Merlot - Cabernet Sauvignon - Malbec - Cab Franc - Petit VerdotCSPC: 315820UPC: 857088000817