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Clos du Soleil Célestiale 2021

Similkameen Valley, British Columbia, CanadaCélestiale has always been a lighter, early drinking style of red wine, with one foot in Bordeaux tradition and one foot in the reality of the wild, windy Similkameen. The style is juicy and fruity, but in 2021, some lingering smoke dampens the fruit, taking some life away from the wine. It is still pretty solid, and the texture, thanks to the concrete fermenters, is deliciously smooth and balanced but just a little off this year. I advise drinking it now while the wine can pitch some youthful fruit from below. Grilled beef, lamb, or barbecue pork with a sweet sauce would be the answer now. 2021 is a Similkameen mix of 55/19/12/7/7 merlot, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, malbec, and petit verdot coming off various sites in Cawston and Keremeos.Tasted: 25 July 2023Tasted by: Prices:
BC$29.90750mlwinery online/direct
Producer: Clos du Soleil WineryDistributors: Select Wines & Spirits
Blend: Merlot - Cabernet Sauvignon - Cabernet Franc - Petit Verdot - MalbecCSPC: 21249UPC: 857088000527