- Wine Club
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Cabernet Franc
- Petit Verdot
- Bottle size
- 750 mL
- Wine Align
- Wine Align National Wine Awards of Canada
- Intervin International Wine Awards
- Decanter World Wine Awards
- Review 92 Points
- Gismondi on Wine (scroll down for tasting notes)
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.
The wine is a deep brooding purple in colour.
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.
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.
- Food Pairing
Pair the Signature boldly, steak au poivre, beef wellington, Alberta grass-fed bison served with spring onions and a bacon sabayon, or try an herb crusted grilled tenderloin in a red-wine reduction.
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.