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Clos Solene Hommage a nos Pairs Reserve Red Blend
Clos Solene
United States - California - Paso Robles

Name means "Tribute to my mentors" in French. This wine was created to pay a tribute to all the winemakers that influenced Guillaume on becoming the Winemaker that he is today.

Very elegant on the front palate, the wine is superb.  Balanced and delicate with beautiful tannins, that will age for two decades.

Specifications
Appellation
Paso Robles
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
95% Syrah, 3% Grenache and 2% Viognier
Age of vines
10 to 15 years
Agricultural Practices
Organic
Soil type
Limestone and shale
Vinification
Our reserve Syrah started 10 years ago. Grown mostly in the Willow creek district in Paso Robles, we cherry pick all the best barrels for this co-fermented blend coming from different vineyards we care throughout the season, we only made 10 barrels.
Wine is aged 22 months in 300 Liter barrels (60% new)
Production
300 (9-liter cases)
Pairings

Rack of lamb, fatty red meats such as Ribeye. Oriental dishes.

Reviews and News

2018 Clos Solene Hommage a nos Pairs Reserve - 94-96 PTS - JD

2018 Clos Solene Hommage a nos Pairs Reserve - 94-96 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"Jammy blackberries, ground pepper, and smoked meat notes all dominate the bouquet of the 2018 Hommage A Nos Païs. Full-bodied, it has a deep, rich mid-palate, sweet tannins, and a great finish. It’s another terrific looking barrel sample from this estate."

- Jeb DUNNUCK (September 1st 2020), 94-96 pts

2017 Clos Solene Hommage a nos Pairs Reserve - 96 PTS - VINOUS

2017 Clos Solene Hommage a nos Pairs Reserve - 96 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"Brilliant purple. A highly expressive bouquet evokes dark berry preserves, violet, incense and exotic spices, and a smoky mineral note emerges with air. Sweet, palate-staining black and blue fruit liqueur, spicecake, vanilla and floral pastille flavors show outstanding depth as well as energy thanks to an undercurrent of juicy acidity. Smoothly plays power off finesse and finishes extremely long and precise, with resonating florality and fine-grained tannins emerging steadily. - Josh Raynolds"

- Vinous (February 2020), 96 pts

2017 Clos Solene Hommage a nos Pairs Reserve - 96 PTS - JD

2017 Clos Solene Hommage a nos Pairs Reserve - 96 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"Coming all from Paso Robles, the 2017 Hommage A Nos Pairs is a Syrah-dominated blend that includes 2% each of Grenache and Viognier. It’s a ripe, sexy, opulent effort that boasts a deep purple color, stunning black fruits, chocolate, spice box, and meaty aromas and flavors, a rounded, hedonistic palate profile, and no hard edges. It has a kiss of salty minerality on the finish and can be enjoyed today or cellared for 8-10 years."

- Jeb DUNNUCK (October 31st 2019), 96 pts

2017 Clos Solene Hommage a nos Pairs Reserve - 93 PTS - WA

2017 Clos Solene Hommage a nos Pairs Reserve - 93 PTS - WA

wa93"The 2017 Hommage À Nos Pairs is made up of 96% Syrah, 2% Grenache and 2% Viognier, all co-fermented. Medium to deep ruby-purple, it offers luscious notes of crème de cassis, cranberry jam, crushed raspberries and macerated blackberries with nuances of violet, white pepper, mint and bitter chocolate. Medium to full-bodied and silky in texture, it demonstrates excellent restraint in the mouth with an incredibly plush, finely pixelated frame and great freshness, finishing long and spicy. - Erin BROOKS"

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (February 2020), 93 pts

Producer Information: Clos Solene

Guillaume Fabre was already into winegrowing at 5 years old, following his father everywhere on their property in the Languedoc-Roussillon. As he grew older, he became more interested in what ...
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