Next of Kyn Cumulus Vineyard Número Um 2015
The 2015 Número Um, which is now part of the Next of Kyn range, is a captivating, voluptuous beauty. Floral overtones add lift and brightness to a wine that speaks with energy, power and intensity in every dimension. Tasted after all the Sine Qua Non wines, the Número Um more than holds its own. It is yet another dramatic, large-scaled wine from Elaine and Manfred Krankl. The 2017 will spend about 34 months total in French oak, about 62% new. Dollops of Mourvedre, Syrah and Viognier round out the blend. Sold in cases of 3 bottles and 1 magnum at the price of $1,270.00 per case.
The 2015 Touriga Nacional Cumulus Vineyard Número Um is Manfred Krankl's inaugural Touriga Nacional from his Cumulus Vineyard in Oak View. Unfurling in the glass with notes of clove, dark cherry, cherry pit, sweet spices and blackberries, it's a full-bodied, layered wine with a velvety attack, considerable concentration and a deep, even massive mid-palate, concluding with a youthfully chewy finish. This wine will be released in Spring 2019 as part of the Next of Kyn offering, in a box that includes one bottle of this Touriga Nacional as well as two bottles and one magnum of Next of Kyn #9: 1,194 such boxes were produced.