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Clos Solene Harmonie
Clos Solene
United States - California - Paso Robles

Composed of 5 of the best vineyards on the west side of Paso Robles with mainly limestone and shale terroirs, brought elegance and  pureness to this vintage.  Aged for 16 months in larger used barrels, it delivers, on the nose, an incredible bouquet, and on the palate, notes of strawberries followed by some silkiness texture with delicate tannins and a great acidity. 

Specifications
Appellation
Paso Robles
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
67% Grenache, 18% Mourvèdre and 15% Syrah
Age of vines
8 to 15 years
Agricultural Practices
Organic
Soil type
Shale and Limestone
Vinification
Aged 16 months in mostly used puncheons 400-liter barrels (15% new)
Production
300 (9-liter cases)
Pairings

Roasted pork. Eggplant parmesan, filet mignon

Reviews and News

2018 Clos Solene Harmonie Red - 95 PTS - JD

2018 Clos Solene Harmonie Red - 95 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"The Grenache-dominated cuvée is the 2018 Harmonie, which is 70% Grenache, 16% Syrah, and 14% Mourvèdre. It's a big wine, yet it shows a fresher, beautifully vibrant nose of black raspberries, licorice, candied flowers, and spice that opens up beautifully with time in the glass. Brought up mostly in neutral barrel, it still has a kiss of background oak in its aromas and texture and is beautifully balanced, full-bodied, and elegant on the palate. It's a well put together Grenache that reminds me slightly of a more modern styled Châteauneuf du Pape. Drink it over the coming decade or so."

- Jeb DUNNUCK (September 1st 2020), 95 pts

2017 Clos Solene Harmonie Red - 97 PTS - JD

2017 Clos Solene Harmonie Red - 97 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"The 2017 Harmonie (67% Grenache, 18% Mourvèdre, and 15% Syrah) is beautiful and certainly makes the most of the vintage. Black cherries, red currants, cedary spice, dried herbs, and floral notes all flow to a medium to full-bodied blend that has flawless balance, ultra-fine tannins, no hard edges, and a great finish. It can be drunk today or cellared for over a decade."

- Jeb DUNNUCK (October 31st 2019), 97 pts

2017 Clos Solene Harmonie Red - 94 PTS - VINOUS

2017 Clos Solene Harmonie Red - 94 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"Glistening ruby-red. Highly perfumed aromas of ripe red berries take on a suave floral element and a spicy nuance as the wine opens up. Shows superb energy and definition in the mouth, offering sweet raspberry, cherry and lavender pastille flavors that show impressive depth and no rough edges. Firms up on the finish, picking up deeper licorice and bitter chocolate notes and fine-grained, mounting tannins. Made with 30% whole clusters and raised in neutral French oak barrels. - Josh Raynolds"

- Vinous (February 2020), 94 pts

2017 Clos Solene Harmonie Red - 93 PTS - WA

2017 Clos Solene Harmonie Red - 93 PTS - WA

wa93"The 2017 Harmonie is a blend of 67% Grenache, 18% Mourvèdre and 15% Syrah aged mostly in old puncheons. It has a medium ruby color and opens with lovely, concentrated dried cranberries and red cherries, raspberry preserves, strawberry jam and blueberry coulis scents with accents of dried tobacco leaves, pink peppercorn, blood orange and dried flowers with a mineral streak. Medium-bodied, it has a silky-smooth texture and wonderful layering of amaro and earth-tinged fruits, with pixelated tannins and just enough juicy freshness to lift the finish. - 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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