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Clos Solene Fleur de Solene
Clos Solene
United States - California - Paso Robles

This wine was made for Guillaume’s wife Solène. 

A superb balanced vintage. Delicate and fruit forward, a vintage ready to drink sooner. Separated by vineyards in different size vessels, we blended it after 14 months and bottled after 16. It has 30% new oak and offers some notes of black fruits. It is well balanced with great refined tannins. This wine is easy to drink now even though it can age for 10 years.

Specifications
Appellation
Paso Robles
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
40% Syrah, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon and 26% Grenache
Age of vines
10 to 15 years
Soil type
Shale and Limestone
Vinification
Grapes were vinified separately depending on the vineyards it was coming from. It was blended together after 14 months in Oak and bottled after another 2 months
Production
350 (9-liter cases)
Pairings

Boeuf Bourguignon, leg of lamb

Reviews and News

2018 Clos Solene Fleur de Solene - 96 PTS - JD

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

2017 Clos Solene Fleur de Solene - 94 PTS - VINOUS

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

2017 Clos Solene Fleur de Solene - 93 PTS - WA

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 - 92 PTS - JD

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

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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