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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Clos du Soleil Signature
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Clos du Soleil Signature 2013

British Columbia, CanadaSignature is the Clos du Soleil Bordeaux blend, but I say Similkameen-style. The 2013 may be better than the very fine 2012. It is a 51/34/11/2/2 blend of merlot, cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, petit verdot and malbec from Cawston and Keremeos. A reduced percentage of cabernet sauvignon and reduced oak ageing (now seventeen months) are setting this wine free. The fruit is pure and raw at this point with rich blackberry/black raspberry scents and flavour but all with restraint and refinement. Savoury cedar threads are spun throughout the wine setting off the black fruits, tobacco and oak. Again balance is the key here. Cellar this five years or grill a steak if you must open the bottle. Production is an impressive 850 cases.Tasted: 08 July 2016Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 44.90 winery direct Producer: Clos du Soleil WineryDistributors: Winery Direct
Blend: Merlot - Cabernet Sauvignon - Cabernet Franc - Petit VerdotCSPC: 66126