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A classic blend of 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Sémillon, this is a wine of grace, elegance and age-worthy structure.
Eyes: Sporting a light golden hue in the glass.
Nose: The wine greets the drinker with heady aromas of lemon curd, grapefruit, and subtle wisps of smoke.
Mouth: On the palate there is an immediate sense of weight and richness as the wine envelops the taster with layers of ripe grapefruit, lime zest, as well as more tropical flavours of passion-fruit, quince and even hints of pineapple. There is a lively sense of saline minerality, stringing these flavours together into a unified whole, right through to the long finish. There is only the most subtle sense of oak, but more telling is the sense of volume and richness coming from the sur-lie barrel aging.
Recommended food pairings: This is a complex and engaging seafood wine par-excellence: sea-bass, tuna, crab, or oysters would be a knock-out. Roast chicken or herb-crusted pork would be excellent too. Enjoyable now, this is a wine which will develop an added sense of richness with age.
Awards & Ratings
- Decanter World Wine Awards 2017, Commended
- 2013 vintage served to her Majesty The Queen at Canada House re-opening, London 2015
- 2013 vintage, Gold Medal - 2015 International Wine & Spirits Competition
Kaleb 2017-05-31Definitely one of the better wines I've had. It was recommended to me by a friend and i'd definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys wine.
Good wine! 2017-05-30I'm not a wine connoisseur, but this was my favourite wine from a Clos du Soleil tasting I was at. Would definitely recommend.
Great wine 2017-05-30I had a tasting of this and I really liked it. Great wine for anyone interested in Sauvignon Blanc. Would recommend
This was a featured wine from November's wine club.
Name: 2014 Capella
Winery: Clos du Soleil
Geographical Indication: British Columbia
Variety: Sauvignon Blanc (88%), Semillon (12%)
Vineyard: Estate Vineyard
Cases Produced: 375
Appearance: Clear, light golden hue.
Nose: Salty sea air, lemon balm, sage, yellow grapefruit.
Palate: Medium weight; textured with grapefruit pith, white peach, fresh lime, and light salinity.
Quality: A well-balanced blend with wonderfully integrated acid and just enough oak treatment to add structure without overwhelming the fruit with flavor. Drink now or hold for two to three years.
Food pairings: Seafood pastas, Cobb salad, chicken salad sandwiches, fish and chips, goat cheese, potato salad.
Wine Writer’s Comment:
A wonderful balance of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. The Sauvignon Blanc brings vibrant citrus character with plenty of fresh herbs and zippiness, while the Semillon offers stone fruit and a touch of waxiness to round things out well. The oak treatment is just enough to frame the fruit without adding unnecessary flavour. Vibrant acidity is on point here, bringing a juiciness that makes the wine quite food-friendly. While enjoyable chilled and straight out of the fridge, once the wine comes a little closer to room temperature – layers of tropical fruit begin to rise to the surface, along with floral honeysuckle notes, adding to the wine’s overall complexity. What we have here is quite the charmer.
- Kurtis Kolt, The Georgia Straight