- Producer: Clos Solène - read about the Estate
- Winemaker: Guillaume Fabre
- Region (AVA): Paso Robles (Paso Robles)
- Blend: 60% Grenache, 26% Mourvèdre, 14% Syrah
- Vintage production: 300 cases
- Winery location: Willow Creek
- Owners: Guillaume & Solène Fabre
- First Vintage: 2007
- Drinking window: 2017-2027+
About the Wine:
The fruit for the Harmonie 2015 was sourced from the top sites on the superior, Westside of Paso Robles. The vines are spaced 1,000-2,300 vines per acre - ideal for working them hard to prodcue a more complex wine, with miniscule yields of just 2 tonnes per acre. As a result, just 300 cases of this elixir were produced in 2015.
The wine spend 16 months in French oak, 80% neutral and only 40% new, so the emphasis is on texture and style over oak-flavour. It's the highest scoring vintage of this cuvée to date.
The 2015 vintage produced exceptional wines, although yields were incredibly low due to high winds causing poor flowering. The best wines are full of vibrancy, intensity and energy.
Clos Solène Harmonie Grenache 2015
“A more Grenache dominated cuvée, the 2015 Harmonie checks in as a blend of 60% Grenache, 26% Mourvèdre and 14% Syrah. Its ruby/purple-tinged color gives way to a full-bodied, supple, sexy Grenache that offers tons of plum, black raspberry, incense, pepper and exotic spice aromas and flavors. Like all the 2015s, it's focused and elegant on the palate, has fine tannin and excellent length."
95 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Oct. 2017)