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.
|Sine Qua Non Grenache Esta no es una Salida Eleven Confessions Vineyard -- 2009 750mL (1)||WA96, AG94+, ST95||$495.00|
|Sine Qua Non Grenache Stein -- 2012 750mL (1)||WA96-99||$345.00|
|Sine Qua Non Grenache Five Shooter -- 2010 750mL (1)||AG97, WA98||$289.00|
|Sine Qua Non Grenache Dark Blossom -- 2011 750mL (1)||WA96-98||$265.00|
|Keplinger Proprietary Red Vermillion -- 2013 (36)||$34.99|