- Producer: Clos Solène - read about the Estate
- Winemaker: Guillaume Fabre
- Region (AVA): Paso Robles (Paso Robles)
- Blend: 95% Syrah, 3% Viognier. 2% Grenache
- Vintage production: 280 cases
- Winery location: Willow Creek
- Owners: Guillaume & Solène Fabre
- First Vintage: 2007
- Drinking window: 2020-2036+
About the Wine:
The Hommage ã Nos Pairs is Guillaume's homage to those that have taught his, inspired him and believed in him throughout his life. The fruit for the Hommage à Nos Pairs was sourced from the very top sites on the superior, Westside of Paso Robles. The grapes are co-fermented at harvest int he style of the very top wines of the Côte-Rôtie, and just 280 cases of this elixir were produced in 2017.
The wine spend 21 months in 320L French oak barrels, 50% new.
Clos Solène Hommage à Nos Pairs Syrah 2017
“Brilliant purple. A highly expressive bouquet evokes dark berry preserves, violet, incense and exotic spices, and a smoky mineral note emerges with air. Sweet, palate-staining black and blue fruit liqueur, spicecake, vanilla and floral pastille flavors show outstanding depth as well as energy thanks to an undercurrent of juicy acidity. Smoothly plays power off finesse and finishes extremely long and precise, with resonating florality and fine-grained tannins emerging steadily."
96 points, Josh Reynolds (Vinous, Feb. 2020)
“Coming all from Paso Robles, the 2017 Hommage A Nos Pairs is a Syrah-dominated blend that includes 2% each of Grenache and Viognier. It’s a ripe, sexy, opulent effort that boasts a deep purple color, stunning black fruits, chocolate, spice box, and meaty aromas and flavors, a rounded, hedonistic palate profile, and no hard edges. It has a kiss of salty minerality on the finish and can be enjoyed today or cellared for 8-10 years."
96 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Oct. 2019)