At the tasting bar... Friday May 17, 2019 - Clos du Soleil Winery
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 4-6 wine to try before you buy. Tasting bar hours are from 330pm - 630pm.
Friday May 17, 2018
Clos du Soleil Winery
With Jessica from the Winery
In store 3:30-6:30pm
Pinot Blanc 2017 $22.99
On the nose the wine is rich in the aromas of sun-ripened Anjou pears, nectarines, and wildflowers. This carries through to the perfectly-balanced palate, with lush flavours of fresh pear, baked pear tart, some clean citrus notes, and a soft lingering finish.
Capella 2016 $27.99
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.
Syrah 2016 $32.99
Immediately the perfumed nose of this wine envelops the taster with aromas of freshly crushed raspberries and black currants complimented with subtle notes of baking spice, sagebrush, and pepper.
On the palate a bright and fresh acidity is met with these same flavours of wild raspberries accented with notes of blackcurrant and a hint of cloves. Soft and supple in the mouth with very fine tannins.
Celestiale 2014 $27.99
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.
Signature Red 2014 $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.