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Clos du Soleil Estate Reserve Red
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Clos du Soleil Estate Reserve Red 2012

Similkameen Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe Estate Reserve red is considered the pinnacle of the CdS portfolio. It’s a story of place: British Columbia, Similkameen, Keremeos, the Upper Bench. Only 4 barrels or just under 100 cases were made in terrific 2012 vintage. The blend 53/27/13/6/1 cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, petit verdot and malbec. The nose is enticing, offering savoury, almost perfumed floral/violet notes that preview a silky, stony, nuanced, red wine. The palate is a mix of fully ripe fruit raspberry and blackberry fruits with that late-day, sweet spice of the Similkameen Valley. Juicy, stony, complex and spicy all at once, it has the elegance to draw you back into the wine. Still young and putting on weight this is a wine for the future. The wine spent 17 months in 100% French oak barrels; it was bottled unfined and unfiltered.Tasted: 08 July 2016Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 60.00 winery direct Producer: Clos du Soleil WineryDistributors: Winery Direct
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon - Merlot - Cabernet Franc - Petit Verdot - MalbecCSPC: 859835