• Producer: Clos Solène - read about the Estate
  • Winemaker: Guillaume Fabre
  • Region (AVA): Paso Robles (Paso Robles)
  • Blend: 40% Syrah, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Grenache
  • Vintage production: 300 cases
  • Winery location: Willow Creek
  • Owners: Guillaume & Solène Fabre
  • First Vintage: 2007
  • Drinking window: 2020-2035


About the Wine:


The fruit for the Fleur de Solène was sourced from the top sites on the superior, Westside of Paso Robles. The vines are spaced 2,300 vines per acre - ideal for working them hard to prodcue a more complex wine, with miniscule yields of just 2.5 tonnes per acre. As a result, just 300 cases of this elixir were produced in 2017.


The wine spend 16 months in French oak, only 40% new, so the emphasis is on texture and style over oak-flavour.


Clos Solène Fleur de Solène 2017

  • “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."

    94 points, Josh Reynolds (Vinous, Feb. 2020)