2014 Clos Solene Red Blend Paso Robles
A Tribute to Our Peers" is Guillaume and Solène's shout-out to their winemaking colleagues in Paso and all over the world. It is a world-class Syrah that is pretty much impossible to get if you're not on the winery mailing list. We'd call it allocated, but that would imply that it even goes into distribution.
The Wine Advocate calls this 2014 "another huge, unctuous and pedal-to-the-metal effort that's overflowing with notions of creme de cassis, caramelized black cherries, toasty oak and creamy licorice. Coming from limestone and shale soils with tiny yields, it stays fresh and lively, has no hard edges and a soft, supple, hard to resist personality." Vinous flipped too, calling it "Sweet, broad and concentrated, offering intense boysenberry and cherry liqueur flavors and a sexy floral nuance." Act quickly to lay in a 6-pack before they disappear!
Sorry, six-bottle limit. "