Clos Solène Virtual Experience Collection
1 2019 La Rose (46% Grenache, 28% Mourvedre, 24% Cinsault, 2% Syrah)
1 2017 Fleur de Solene (53% Syrah, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Grenache)
1 2018 Harmonie (70% Grenache, 16% Syrah and 14% Mourvedre)
2019 La Rose
With this 2019 vintage, it seems like we made the color even paler than last year but what a rosé we have here! Provençal-style, it is mainly Grenache with an equal part of Cinsault and Mourvèdre and a hint of Syrah. The Cinsault brings some subtle hints of spice to this complex and dry rosé involving dried herbs, tastes of grapefruit and tangerine. It was vinifier and aged in stainless tank for 4 months prior to bottling.
This beauty will age for 2 to 4 years with an optimum drinking around 1 to 2 years and ideal temperature to serve at 52F. 1.5L and 3L are available in limited quantity.
- 46% Grenache, 28% Mourvédre, 24% Cinsault and 2% Syrah
2019 Hommage Blanc
This 2019 vintage of Hommage Blanc, mainly Roussanne with 25% Viognier. About 20% of the fruits are from the Estate, this is the first “real” crop. The rest comes from James Berry, Glenrose and Adelaida. Personally, I love this wine because of its perfume and its mouthfeel. Aged in oak for 6 months, it is elegant with a nice texture.
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.
- 75% Roussanne and 25% Viognier
2017 Fleur de 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. The optimum cellaring can be up to 9 to 10 years, it could be open a little sooner 2 to 3 years, due to the tanins well refined already. The ideal temperature to serve ideal will be 58F to 60F. We can decant this wine about 4 to 5 hours before opening.
- 40% Syrah, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon and 26% Grenache
Alert for the fans, when we started the blends decisions back in December 2019, we tried about 12 combinations, it was hard, but the result is outstanding, close to perfect. The 2018 vintage dominance is Grenache (70%) blended with a little more Syrah this year (16%) and the rest with the Mourvèdre just brought all the ingredients for perfection. Plus, in the mouth the spices, hints of herbs, the velvety feeling, the elegant complex and freshness, a common note in the wines for the 2018 vintage. It has aged mainly in neutral larger barrels for 16 months as well.
The optimum cellaring can be up to 10+ Years, this bright blend could be open in the next 2 years up to 10. The ideal temperature to serve with a 3 to 4 hours decanting will be around 60F.
- 70% Grenache, 16% Syrah and 14% Mourvedre
2017 Hommage à nos Pairs Reserve
In homage to those who have taught me, inspired me, and believed in me. Our reserve Syrah started 9 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. This 2017 vintage aged in 50% new oak in 320l barrels for 21 months. Very elegant on the front palate, the wine is superb. Balanced and delicate with beautiful tannins, that will age for two decades.
The optimum cellaring approach the 15 years on the 2017. Ideal to open after 3 years with a decanting of 6 hours minimum at ideal temperature of 58F.
- 95% Syrah, 2% Grenache, 3% Viognier
2018 Sweet Clementine
Sweet Clementine, our dessert wine, named and made after our daughter, Clémentine. Whether you like sweet wine or not, give this wine the chance to enchant your palate. It shows more wine characteristics than regular dessert wines and finishes just like a dry wine due to the balance of the sweetness. Accompanied with cheese or dessert or by itself, it will be the perfect ending for your dinner. It has aged in neutral oak for 16 months.
- 97% Grenache and 3% Syrah