Estate Reserve

2014 Estate Reserve Red

Retail
$59.90
Wine Club
$53.91
Varieties
Merlot
Cabernet Sauvignon
Petit Verdot
Cabernet Franc
Malbec
Vintage
2014
Country
Canada
Region
Similkameen
Alcohol
14.6%
Bottle size
750 mL

Awards

Title
Gold
Year
2018
Event
British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards
Description

Clos du Soleil's Estate Reserve wines form the pinnacle of our portfolio, and are designed to showcase the unique terroir of our Estate Vineyard on the Upper Bench of the Similkameen Valley. The 2014 vintage of our Estate Reserve wine is rich and expressive, with a layered complexity. This elegant wine provides loads of pleasure now, but with the structure and density to last for many years.

Nose

On the nose the wine offers a heady blend of cedar, forest undergrowth, and ripe black berry fruit: blackberry, blackcurrant, and Damson plum.

Mouth

On the palate the wine is full and complex, with waves of blackcurrant, raspberry and blackberry, a note of graphite, firm but fine tannins, and a stony quality to the finish, a clear reflection of the terroir.

Body

full

Winemaking Notes

This was a long, warm vintage, allowing our Bordeaux grape varieties to achieve perfect maturity, particularly given the organic and biodynamic practices utilized in our Estate vineyard. Each variety was hand-harvested separately at peak maturity, gently de-stemmed and crushed, and then gravity-fed into fermentation tanks. All lots went through 100% spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts. Each variety was vinified separately, and then matured separately, in 100% French oak barrels (31% new) for 15 months. Following maturation the barrels were blended and left to integrate in tank for 2 months prior to bottling. The wine is entirely unfined and unfiltered. As with all Clos du Soleil wines the focus was on minimal handling and minimal intervention, to best showcase the unique terroir.