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2014 Clos Solène Sweet Clementine, 375ml

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December 4, 2022 - $22



94The Wine Advocate

...offers a sexy, forward bouquet of plums, spice box, candied black olives and kirsch in a full-bodied, balanced, hedonistic style.

92Vinous / IWC

Candied black and blue fruits, violet and fig paste on the deeply perfumed, spice-tinged nose. Sweet, seamless and velvety in texture, offering fruitcake, blueberry preserve and licorice pastille flavors that are energized by a jolt of cracked pepper. Luscious, creamy and emphatically sweet, but there's energy here as well. Closes very long and spicy, with persistent dark fruit character and just a hint of fine-grained tannins.


United States, California, Central Coast, Paso Robles

Paso Robles AVA is midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles, and it is considered one of the West Coast’s most exciting winemaking regions. With its hot, sometimes searingly dry and sunny weather, it is especially good country for growing warm climate grapes such as Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Because many Paso Robles wineries have been successful with blending these grapes into Rhone Valley-style wines, it is known as the Rhone zone of California. The AVA was created in 1983 and there are 32,000 vineyard acres. In late 2014 the AVA was divided into 11 smaller sub-appellations, so starting with 2015 vintages labeling will become more specific on Paso Robles wines, which will now also list sub-appellations. Located in San Luis Obispo County, Paso Robles, the town and its surrounding area, was traditionally a farming and ranching region. But from a few dozen wineries in the early 1990s to more than 200 today, the area is quickly becoming known for wine and risk-taking winemakers.