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Clos Solene Hommage Blanc
Clos Solene
United States - California - Paso Robles

Hommage Blanc is made with 75% Roussanne and 25% Viognier. 2019 was the first vintage with 20% of the fruits coming from the Estate, the rest comes from James Berry, Glenrose and Adelaida. You will love this wine because of its perfume and its mouthfeel. Aged in oak for 6 months, it is elegant with a nice texture.

The wine has a refined bouquet of honeysuckle and some tropical notes. Nicely balanced, it has a great texture, a lingering finish with a beautiful minerality. To describe it I would use the word elegance. A beautifull white wine that can be aged for 8 years with an optimum drinking window between 3 to 6 years and ideal temperature to serve at 52F.

Specifications
Appellation
Paso Robles
Wine Type
White
Varietal(s)
75% Roussanne and 25% Viognier
Soil type
Limestone and shale
Vinification
Aged in French Oak 320-liter barrels for 6 months (30% new)
Production
300 (9-liter cases)
Pairings

Pork belly, Creamy Pasta, fatty fishes

Reviews and News

2018 Clos Solene Hommage Blanc - 93+ PTS - JD

2018 Clos Solene Hommage Blanc - 93+ PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"The flagship white, the 2018 Hommage Blanc is a deeper, richer white based on 75% Roussanne and 25% Viognier that was brought up in 30% new French oak. Lots of white peach, honeysuckle, orange blossom, and hints of citrus all emerge from the glass, and it offers medium to full body, hints of spice and brioche, a rounded, supple texture, and outstanding length. It's going to shine on the dinner table. I expect it to put on weight with a year in bottle and keep for over a decade."

- Jeb DUNNUCK (October 31st 2019), 93+pts

2018 Clos Solene Hommage Blanc - 93 PTS - VINOUS

2018 Clos Solene Hommage Blanc - 93 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"Limpid chartreuse-tinged straw. Incisive aromas of ripe citrus and orchard fruits, ginger and pungent flowers are complemented by hints of dusty minerals and fennel. Juicy and sharply focused in the mouth, offering fresh pear, Meyer lemon and succulent herb flavors that show sharp delineation and mineral drive. The citrus fruit and floral notes recur on the vibrant finish, which hangs on with tight focus and strong tenacity. - Josh Raynolds"

- Vinous (February 2020), 93 pts

2018 Clos Solene Hommage Blanc - 92 PTS - WA

2018 Clos Solene Hommage Blanc - 92 PTS - WA

wa92"The 2018 Hommage Blanc, a blend of 75% Roussanne and 25% Viognier, has restrained aromas of poached pear, green and yellow apples, baker’s yeast, delicate white blossoms, wax and quince with a mineral, crushed rock streak. The palate is light to medium-bodied and lightly rounded in the mouth with expertly restrained fruits and juicy freshness, finishing long and textured. - Erin BROOKS"

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (February 2020), 92 pts

Producer Information: Clos Solene

Born and raised in the Southeast of France, Guillaume comes from a family of grape growers and winemakers. After 24 years in Narbonne, he moved to Bordeaux. Both regions famous ...
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