At the tasting bar... Friday March 13th, 2020 - Clos du Soleil Winery
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Weekend Wine Tasting
At our free tasting bar every Friday & Saturday we host winery owners, winemakers, winery agent and our wine experts are on hand to sample you wines to try before you buy. Tasting bar hours are from 330pm - 630pm.
This weekend we are featuring...
Friday March 12, 2020
Clos Du Soleil Winery
Jessica in store 3:30-6:30pm
Pinot Blanc 2018 $22.99
This Pinot Blanc, once of Clos du Soleil's acclaimed "Grower's Series", hails from a vineyard on the Middle Bench Road in Keremeos. On the nose the wine is rich in the aromas of sun-ripened Anjou pears, nectarines, and wildflowers. This carries through to the perfectly-balanaced palate, with lush flavours of fresh pear, baked pear tart, some clean citrus notes, and a soft lingering finish. Perfectly encapsulating the flavours of a sun-dappled Similkameen orchard, this is a perfect wine for pairing with grilled fish, pastas with olive oil and fresh vegetables, or just a lazy summer afternoon.
Capella 2017 $27.99
Capella is Clos du Soleil’s flagship white Bordeaux-style wine. A classic blend of 88% Sauvignon Blanc and 12% Sémillon, this is a wine of grace, elegance, and age-worthy structure. Sporting a light golden-hue in the glass, this beautiful wine greets the drinker with aromas of pink grapefruit, lemon jelly and lime zest. On the palate the wine is rich and mouth filling, yet crisp and bone-dry. Mouth-watering, ripe lime zest is dominant, but quickly melds into flavour of peach, lemonade, and a hint of passion fruit, and a lively sense of minerality through to the long finish.
Complex and engaging, this is a seafood wine par-excellence: sea bass, tuna, crab, or oysters would be a knockout. Roast chicken or herb-crusted pork would be excellent too. Enjoyable now, this is a wine that will develop an added sense of richness with age.
Celestiale 2015 $27.99
41% Cabernet Sauvignon, 39% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec
Célestiale is Clos du Soleil’s Bordeaux-style blend that is soft and full of fruit – an easy-drinking delight. This is immediately noticeable as the perfumed aromas from this wine bring to mind a summer evening of cherry pies, fresh plums and berry tarts. On the palate the wine is remarkably smooth and round, with flavours of black cherries, soft ripe Damson plums, and just a hint of spice. Aged for 15 months in French oak barrels, this is a wine built for enjoyment!
Signature Red 2015 $45.99
Cabernet Sauvignon (48%), Merlot (42%), Cabernet Franc (9%), Petit Verdot (1%)
Signature is Clos du Soleil's flagship Bordeaux-style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, produced by hand and aged for 18 months in French oak barrels. This vintage is a stellar example of this iconic wine. The nose opens with aromas of cassis, blueberry and dark cherry, on a background of spice and mixed herbs. On the palate the wine is full, long and elegant. Bright fruit flavours of cherry and black and red currant flow seamlessly into a long finish with notes of tobacco and black pepper. Enjoyable in its youth, the fine tannins and beautiful balance of this wine ensure its ability to age for a decade.