White Label

2013 Signature

Retail
$44.90
Wine Club
$39.90
Varieties
Merlot
Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Franc
Petit Verdot
Malbec
Vintage
2013
Country
Canada
Region
Similkameen
Alcohol
13.8%
Bottle size
750 mL

Awards

Title
Wine Align
Year
2016
Event
Wine Align National Wine Awards of Canada
Title
Intervin
Year
2016
Event
Intervin International Wine Awards
Title
Decanter
Year
2017
Event
Decanter World Wine Awards
Title
Review 92 Points
Year
2016
Event
Gismondi on Wine (scroll down for tasting notes)
Description

Signature is Clos du Soleil’s flagship Bordeaux-style blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec, produced by hand and aged for 17 months in French oak barrels. The 2013 vintage, the product of a year of ideal growing conditions, is a standout example of this iconic wine.

Eyes

The wine is a deep brooding purple in colour.

Nose

The taster is immediately enveloped in the dense and layered perfumes of this wine, with notes of cedar, fresh blackberry and cassis, and a hint of cracked black pepper.

Mouth

On the palate the wine bursts with ripe fruit flavours - blackberry, raspberry and red currant - expressed through an elegant, mouth-filling structure and soft, round tannins. Enjoyable in its youth, the fine tannins and beautiful balance of this wine will ensure its ability to age for well over a decade.

Body

full



Reviews

Anthony Gismondi
Gismondi on Wine - Professional
http://www.gismondionwine.com/tasting-notes/201607/clos-du-soleil-signature-2013/?note=24438

July 8, 2016 7:00

Signature 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.

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