The Estate Reserve represents Clos du Soleil's top tier of wine, and is a pure expression of a single terroir: our Estate Vineyard on the Upper Bench of Keremeos, in the Similkameen Valley. Very few barrels barrels of this wine are ever produced - a true collector's item.
This 2012 red Estate Reserve is a highly perfumed and expressive wine, displaying a layered complexity. On the nose the wine offers beautiful violet and other floral notes, followed by ripe fruit aromas, dominated by raspberry and blackberry, on a background of cedar and exotic spice.
On the palate the wine is fresh and lively, first showing juicy, fresh raspberries, blackcurrant, flinty stoniness, and spice. The wine is mouth-filling and rich with fine tannins, while maintaining a sense of elegance and delicacy.
Clos du Soleil’s Estate Reserve wines are the pinnacle of our portfolio of wines, and are designed to showcase the very specific and unique terroir of our Estate Vineyard on the Upper Bench of the Similkameen Valley.