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Sine Qua Non Dark Blossom Syrah 2011

$299.00
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$286.99

SKU 05197

750ml

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Their winemaking philosophy is to work in very small batches, gravity flow, natural yeasts, long lees aging for the whites and repeated racking for the reds to open them up. This is a simplified explanation of a very dedicated and artistic approach to winemaking. The wines are at once very rich and elegant, superbly balanced and thoroughly harmonious with food, never overwhelming.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country California
Region Central Coast
Brand Sine Qua Non
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Wine AdvocateThe 2011 Syrah Dark Blossom showed even better from bottle than barrel. A blend of 84% Syrah, 8% Grenache, 4% Petite Sirah and the rest Roussanne and Petite Manseng, this beauty was fermented with 17% whole clusters and aged in equal parts new and used French oak. One of the shining successes in the vintage, it's a full-bodied, concentrated and layered Syrah that has awesome aromatics of blackcurrants, Peking duck, pepper, licorice and charcuterie in its seamless, thrillingly pure profile. As with Manfred's other 2011s, the tannins are certainly present, yet they're sweet, polished and have no hard edges. Give this beauty 2-3 years in the cellar and enjoy bottles through 2031.

Jeb Dunnuck, August 2014