A historic event for Clos du Soleil’s wine portfolio has just been announced by SIP Northwest Magazine. Both Capella and Signature have taken home Double-Gold medals from SIP Northwest’s “Best of the Northwest” wine awards. Never before in Clos du Soleil’s history have both flagship wines taken home the same award from the same competition. “Needless to say, we are ecstatic,” says Winemaker and Managing Director Michael Clark. “It is such a nice combination for us to have both Signature and Capella recognized that way.”
The winning vintages were the 2015 Capella and the 2013 Signature. The 2015 Capella, which received a 91-Point score from John Schreiner, is the tenth vintage of this wine ever produced and uses a blend of Sauvignon Blanc (80%) and Semillon (20%) grapes. A previous vintage of this wine had been served to Her Majesty the Queen at Canada House in London, England.
This has been a banner year for the 2013 Signature, which is now the most decorated wine in the winery’s history. With a gold each at Intervin and the Wine Align National Wine Competition, a silver at Decanter’s Word Wine Awards, and a 92-point score from Anthony Gismondi, the 2013 Signature has clearly garnered some high praise over the past year. Signature is always a Bordeaux-inspired blend that, for the 2013 vintage, included Merlot (51%), Cabernet Sauvignon (34%), Cabernet Franc (11%), Petit Verdot (2%), and Malbec (2% ).
The full list of winners is available on the SIP Northwest Magazine website.