Anthony Gismondi on Wine
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Clos du Soleil Signature 2020

British Columbia, CanadaThis year's Signature, the aptly named flagship red of the winery, blends fruit from Keremeos and Cawston. The 2020 result was 34% merlot, 33% cabernet sauvignon, 21% cabernet franc, 21% malbec, 9% petit verdot. Each vineyard block was harvested separately, destemmed, and native fermented in concrete. After a gentle pressing, the wines aged 18 months in French oak, with the best barrels selected for the final blend. Toasted spice and ample wood pervade ripe black fruit, cracked pepper, cloves, and cedar, all wrapped with softly sticky tannins. As one might expect, at this young age, this tastes relatively young still, so ready to drink if you're keen. However, I'd try laying it down for a year or a few.Tasted: 29 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