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2017 Maestoso “Solo” Merlot

2017 Maestoso “Solo” Merlot

Maestoso is the highest peak in the crescendo, that moment of realizing you are in the presence of majesty. Maestoso is our flagship wine and the jewel in the crown of LaStella.

Silk Gloves come on, no expense is spared, and we pulled no punches. Maestoso is the reason we get out bed at the crack of dawn and continue the back breaking work till late in the evening.

Maestoso is always opaque in color and 2017 is no different. On the nose one finds pronounced notes of dark bramble fruit, coffee, black cherries, forest floor and vintage cigar box. Huge mouth coating velvety tannins leads through to an astonishing finish lasting well over a minute. The structure and acidity of the 2017 vintage means longer than normal aging requirement before the wine is settled down. A monumental wine indeed that restores wine lover’s faith in Merlot. Even the biggest nay sayers will be wowed. We have done our part, now is your turn. Pick up a bottle and get to know Merlot done Maestoso style.

  • Di Carne
    Maestoso demands the very best cuts of meat available: grass-fed rib eye steak or a tomahawk steak would do this wine justice. Simple preparations with a rich sauce will let the wine sparkle at its brightest.

    Vegetariano / Vegano
    Roasted celeriac risotto folded with a variety of wild mushrooms or marinated tofu steak with lemon garlic brussel sprouts & potato pave.

  • Region: Osoyoos Lake District, Golden Mile
    Soil Type:

    Glacio Fluvial and Fluvial Fan: Clay and Gravel mix, Alluvial deposit and Clay

    Age of Vines: 20 to 25 Years
    Yield: 2.5 tons per acre
    Production: 327 cases
    Alcohol: 14.5%
    Aging: 14.5%
    2017 Maestoso “Solo” Merlot Spec Sheet (PDF)
    Spec sheets for other vintages

Slideshow Items

  • 93 points. 4/5 Value

    La Stella’s 2017 Maestoso is a dark and sumptuous wine, fleshy but structured, firm but voluptuous, filling all crevices. The palate is awash in plummy black fruit, with generous shavings of integrated oak, lingering impressively on the finish. This is bold, broad concentrated red wine, designed to age; this should hold comfortably until the end of the century, a fine example of BC merlot, easily in the top echelon. Tasted January 2021.

    John Szabo (MS) Wine Align  |  Tasted: Jan 2021