Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Clos du Soleil Signaturetext

Clos du Soleil Signature 2020

British Columbia, CanadaSignature is a blend of fruit from Keremeos and Cawston in the Similkameen Valley. The 2020 mix comes with a little less merlot (34%) and a bit more cabernet sauvignon (33%) and petit verdot (9%), a jump of cabernet franc to 21%, with 21% malbec. Each block of fruit is harvested separately and fermented with native yeast in concrete before spending 18 months in French oak before a best barrel Signature selection is made. The wine has been a consistent performer over the years, and in such a fine vintage it has delivered again. The nose is classic Similkameen floral cool, with desert scrub and savoury sagebrush counterbalancing a rich undercurrent of black fruit, cracked pepper, and youthful, structural tannins. The balance and concrete present as ready to drink, but there is no rush, as this wine will go the distance.Tasted: 25 May 2023Tasted by: Prices:
BC$55.90750mlwinery online/direct, select private retailers, restaurants
Producer: Clos du Soleil WineryDistributors: Select Wines & Spirits
Blend: Merlot - Cabernet Sauvignon - Cabernet Franc - Malbec - Petit VerdotCSPC: 315820UPC: 857088000077