Producer: Sine Qua Non
Rated 94 points by Stephen Tanzer`s International Wine Cellar: (for 375 ml.; 8% alcohol with 370 g/l r.s.) Medium red. Impressively complex nose offers a wild bouquet of raspberry, violet, pepper, smoky Indian spices and vanilla. Juicy red and dark berry flavors are deep, sweet and sappy, with dark chocolate and candied flowers adding complexity. A building spiciness adds energy to the lush, liqueur-like berry flavors. Finishes with outstanding sweet persistence and lingering spices. Seven people took two days to hand-destem a mere 1.3 tons of fruit. Incidentally, the amount of fruit that Krankl pulls from his densely planted, severely green-harvested vineyard is absurdly low: in 2006 his white wine yield was 1.28 tons per acre, grenache was 1.31 tons per acre, and syrah was 1.52 tons.
|Keplinger Proprietary Red Vermillion -- 2014 (17)||$34.99|
|Sine Qua Non Grenache Patine Eleven Confessions Vineyard -- 2011 1.5L (1)||WA97, VN97||$1195.00|
|Sine Qua Non Grenache Patine Eleven Confessions Vineyard -- 2011 750mL (1)||WA97, VN97||$309.00|
|Sine Qua Non Grenache More Than a Number -- 2002 750mL (1)||WA92||$1195.00|
|Sine Qua Non Grenache The Naked Truth Eleven Confessions Vineyard -- 2005 750mL (2)||WA97, ST96, WS97||$799.00|