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Clos du Soleil Estate Reserve Redtext

Clos du Soleil Estate Reserve Red 2019

Similkameen Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe Estate Reserve is the top tier of estate wines from Clos du Soleil, showcasing their Upper Bench vineyards. This year's edition blends 31% cabernet sauvignon, 25% merlot, 19% malbec, 14% cabernet franc, and 11% petit verdot, each harvested and native fermented separately in concrete tanks before aging 18 months in French barrels, prior to the final blend. This was bottled, unfined and unfiltered. Fragrant raspberry, wild cherry, scrubby rosemary and thyme are woven throughout this savoury, fuller red, fresh with a brisk, stony acidity, and shaped with long, finely grippy tannins through a ferrous, saline finish. Lovely now, and with time ahead.Tasted: 09 August 2023Tasted by: Prices:
BC$64.90750mlwinery online/direct, select private retailers
Producer: Clos du Soleil WineryDistributors: Select Wines & Spirits
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot - Malbec - Cabernet Franc - Petit Verdot CSPC: 490938UPC: 857088000091