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Clos du Soleil Célestiale 2021

Similkameen Valley, British Columbia, CanadaCélestiale is the little sibling to Clos du Soleil's icon Signature red. Theoretically, you can enjoy this one now (signal screwcap) while waiting for Signature to mature. The fruit (55% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Franc, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Malbec, 7% Petit Verdot) comes from 4 vineyards in Keremeos and Cawston. Each lot was destemmed, cold soaked, and fermented in concrete, then pressed into French barrels (12% new) for 15 months. This year feels particularly glossy and smooth, with ripe cherry, cassis jam, kirsch, and sweet tobacco rolling through a round and plumped palate. Tannins are furry and hug this to the warming, spiced finish. Super friendly (perhaps a bit too much to be taken super seriously), this is primed for drinking now, ideally with richer red meat dishes.Tasted: 10 September 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