Rosé, Clos du Soleil, Similkameen Valley VQA, Okanagan, BC, 2013, 13.1% abv.

Many people think you can’t or shouldn’t drink rosé during winter.  Says who?  Does it make you smile? Does it make you happy?

A perennial favourite of mine, the Similkameen Valley’s Clos du Soleil winery makes many of my go to BC wines, and one of my favourite rosés.   It’s possible that over the course of time, I may have had several of their products…as a quick search of the Winellama database will confirm.  That little button off to the right that says, ‘What do you want to drink?’ will direct you to 5 other Clos reviews. Clos du Soleil 1

Here we have the 2013 version of their rosé made solely from Cabernet Sauvignon.  With a medium shade of pink salmon and aromas of strawberry, rosemary and dried herb, this wine fits in with any charcuterie plate or picnic you can pull together.

The palate is dry with medium plus acidity and light tannins with no grip, but there’s a full body to support the wine.  The alcohol is a little unbalanced, but flavours of more strawberry, light cranberry and red currant burst forward with jalapeño pepper and herbal undergrowth.  The minerality is rocked by a lovely mouthfeel that augments the wine.

Drink it – even in the winter.

WSET Good plus

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