2014 Clos Solene Harmonie Red, Paso Robles, USA

$129.99 USD

Rated 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Seeing a long four- to six-week fermentation and 16 months in almost all neutral French oak barrels, the 2014 Harmonie offers the classic full-bodied, seamless texture that is common from this estate as well as tons of sweet black raspberries, creamy licorice and spice aromas and flavors. Made from 60% Grenache, 25% Mourvedre and 15% Syrah from a multitude of sites, drink this downright sexy, voluptuous and decadent Paso red over the coming 7-8 years.

Rated 92 points Vinous
Inky ruby. Expansive, mineral-accented aromas of ripe black and blue fruits, violet pastille and cracked pepper carry a hint of pipe tobacco in the background. Fleshy, concentrated and focused on the palate, offering sweet blackberry and cherry compote flavors that become firmer and gain spiciness with air. Shows impressive energy and cut on the long, smoky finish, which is framed by youthfully gripping tannins.

Rated 90 points Wine Spectator
Offers lots of torque and densely layered fruit, with licorice and smoky meat aromas and compact flavors of black raspberry and cracked pepper. The tannins are big but ripe. Grenache, Mouvèdre and Syrah. Best from 2018 through 2027.