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2017 Clos Solene Fleur de Solene - 92 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"Black cherries, ground herbs, cedarwood, and hints of tobacco all emerge from the 2017 Fleur De Solene, a medium-bodied red that has beautiful fruit, ripe, polished tannins, and a great finish. It's complex, balanced, and shines more for its elegance and texture than outright power and richness. This cuvée is a blend of 40% Syrah, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Grenache, from a handful of top sites on the western side of Paso Robles, that spent 16 months in 25% new French oak. It’s going to keep for at least a decade."

- Jeb DUNNUCK (October 31st 2019), 92 pts

2017 Clos Solene Fleur de Solene - 93 PTS - WA

wa93"The 2017 Fleur de Solène is made up of 40% Syrah, 34% Cabernet and 26% Grenache. Medium to deep ruby-purple in color, the nose opens broody at first—with smoked cranberries, dried red cherries, wild blackberries and a hint of blue fruit—before opening to notions of crushed rock, potpourri and dried flowers with earthy touches. Medium to full-bodied, it's silky with well-managed fruitiness, a plush frame and great freshness on the long, elegant finish. - Erin BROOKS"

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

2017 Clos Solene Fleur de Solene - 94 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"Deep violet. Powerful aromas of cherry, cassis and dark chocolate are given lift by a peppery element that gains strength with air. Sweet and seamless on the palate, offering pliant dark fruit, floral pastille and chewing tobacco flavors and a strong jolt of exotic spices. Round, even tannins build steadily on an impressively long, focused finish that emphatically repeats the floral and spice notes. 20% new French oak. - Josh Raynolds"

- Vinous (February 2020), 94 pts

2018 Clos Solene Fleur de Solene - 96 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"The 2018 Fleur de Solene checks in as 53% Syrah, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 20% Grenache from a handful of sites in the Willow Creek District and spent 18 months in 20% new French oak. Beautiful cassis and black raspberry fruits as well as notes of white flowers, spicy oak, and ground pepper all emerge from the glass, and it's full-bodied, beautifully balanced, and elegant on the palate, with terrific tannins. It's already hard to resist, yet I think it will be even better with 2-3 years of bottle age and keep for over a decade."

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