This super premium wine created by winemaker Ann Sperling is the highest expression of artisan winemaking at Clos du Soleil – small lots of hand harvested premium grapes were fermented and aged in specially-selected, new French oak barriques for 18 months, and then skillfully blended and set aside for extended bottle aging.
The nose is layered, intricate, and beautiful, with sweet cherry, prune, cassis, and subtle, well integrated oak nuances.
On the palate, it is very smooth and perfectly balanced, with plush, sweet dark fruit and hints of soft espresso gently framed by velvety tannins. Beautiful and elegant now, this limited offering will continue to age gracefully over the next 10–15 years.
A dominance of Merlot brings smoothness and charm to the Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc in this superb blend. 100 cases produced.
|Ann Sperling||January 3rd, 2009 - January 1st, 2013|