Got an
account?
Log In
 
 
Sine Qua Non Grenache The Duel Eleven Confessions Vineyard 2008, 750mL (WA97) from The BPW - Merchants of rare and fine wines.

Sine Qua Non Grenache The Duel Eleven Confessions Vineyard

750mL

Vintage: 2008
Region: US

WA97
Rated 97 points by Robert Parker`s Wine Advocate: `Sine Qua Non`s 2008 Grenache Estate The Duel boasts extraordinary richness, power and sheer depth. Tobacco, leather, mint and spices are woven together in this large-scaled Grenache. There is plenty of intensity here, but the 2008 has just a touch less aromatic definition than the very finest wines at Sine Qua Non. I imagine some of that may be the result of extended aging in oak. The 2008 is 82% Grenache, 14% Syrah, 2% Viognier and 1% Roussanne, all from the Eleven Confessions Vineyard in Santa Rita Hills. A portion of the Grenache was fermented using whole clusters. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2023.` -- Antonio Galloni in the Wine AdvocateAdditional Notes from the Wine Advocate: `Manfred Krankl calls 2011 the most consistently cold year he has ever seen from start to finish, although he adds that every year since 2008 has been cooler than normal. Unlike 2010, there were no heat spikes or even hot days in 2011. A bit of frost in April reduced tiny yields even more, but in retrospect that was a saving grace, as a full crop might never have ripened under the conditions of the year. Vintage 2010 was marked by a late frost that mostly affected Grenache by reducing yields. The rest of the vintage saw quite a bit of rain along with heat spikes during the summer, which produced big, bold wines. Krankl describes 2009 as a vintage that was shaping up to be great, until the rains arrived at the end of the growing season. With one exception, the 2009s are just as sexy and silky as they were last year. Unfortunately, the 2009 Syrah Estate No Name as of Yet was in no mood to be evaluated, so I will have to wait for another opportunity to taste it. In addition to these wines, I also tasted about a dozen library wines that reconfirmed my opinion, stated last year, that the Sine Qua Non wines have gained in elegance and refinement with the gradual move towards estate-owned vineyards. Sine Qua Non fans will find a lot to get excited about with these current and upcoming releases. I also urge readers to check out Manfred and Elaine Krankl`s newest project, Next of Kyn, also reviewed in these pages, and Sine Qua Non`s new website, which gives consumers a rare look at one of this country`s most compelling estates.`


$495.00

OUT OF STOCK
Read CellarTracker Wine Reviews

Sine Qua Non Grenache The Duel Eleven Confessions Vineyard

750mL

Vintage: 2008
Region: US

WA97
Rated 97 points by Robert Parker`s Wine Advocate: `Sine Qua Non`s 2008 Grenache Estate The Duel boasts extraordinary richness, power and sheer depth. Tobacco, leather, mint and spices are woven together in this large-scaled Grenache. There is plenty of intensity here, but the 2008 has just a touch less aromatic definition than the very finest wines at Sine Qua Non. I imagine some of that may be the result of extended aging in oak. The 2008 is 82% Grenache, 14% Syrah, 2% Viognier and 1% Roussanne, all from the Eleven Confessions Vineyard in Santa Rita Hills. A portion of the Grenache was fermented using whole clusters. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2023.` -- Antonio Galloni in the Wine AdvocateAdditional Notes from the Wine Advocate: `Manfred Krankl calls 2011 the most consistently cold year he has ever seen from start to finish, although he adds that every year since 2008 has been cooler than normal. Unlike 2010, there were no heat spikes or even hot days in 2011. A bit of frost in April reduced tiny yields even more, but in retrospect that was a saving grace, as a full crop might never have ripened under the conditions of the year. Vintage 2010 was marked by a late frost that mostly affected Grenache by reducing yields. The rest of the vintage saw quite a bit of rain along with heat spikes during the summer, which produced big, bold wines. Krankl describes 2009 as a vintage that was shaping up to be great, until the rains arrived at the end of the growing season. With one exception, the 2009s are just as sexy and silky as they were last year. Unfortunately, the 2009 Syrah Estate No Name as of Yet was in no mood to be evaluated, so I will have to wait for another opportunity to taste it. In addition to these wines, I also tasted about a dozen library wines that reconfirmed my opinion, stated last year, that the Sine Qua Non wines have gained in elegance and refinement with the gradual move towards estate-owned vineyards. Sine Qua Non fans will find a lot to get excited about with these current and upcoming releases. I also urge readers to check out Manfred and Elaine Krankl`s newest project, Next of Kyn, also reviewed in these pages, and Sine Qua Non`s new website, which gives consumers a rare look at one of this country`s most compelling estates.`


$495.00

OUT OF STOCK
Read CellarTracker Wine Reviews





 

Similar wines from this varietal & region

This list represents wines that are very similar (for a variety of reasons) to the wine you are currently considering. They exhibit similar characteristics and share other traits (such as varietal, price, and professional ratings). There are some very cool things here - take a look - and as always feel free to contact us directly for questions!

Similar wines from this varietal & region

This list represents wines that are very similar (for a variety of reasons) to the wine you are currently considering. They exhibit similar characteristics and share other traits (such as varietal, price, and professional ratings). There are some very cool things here - take a look - and as always feel free to contact us directly for questions!

SHOW MORE
out of
stock
Sine Qua Non Grenache Esta no es una Salida Eleven Confessions Vineyard -- 2009 750mL WA96 $395.00  
out of
stock
Sine Qua Non Grenache The Inaugural Eleven Confessions Vineyard -- 2003 750mL WA100 $1149.00  
out of
stock
Sine Qua Non Grenache Raven Series -- 2006 750mL WA98, WS97  Label No. 6+7 $239.00  
out of
stock
Sine Qua Non Grenache Esta no es una Salida Eleven Confessions Vineyard -- 2009 750mL AG94+, WA96, ST95 $385.00  
out of
stock
L`Aventure Rhone Blend Cote A Cote -- 2005 750mL WA94 $49.00  
out of
stock
Sine Qua Non Grenache Five Shooter -- 2010 750ml WA98 $225.00  
out of
stock
Sine Qua Non Grenache Into The Dark -- 2004 750mL WA99  sscl $445.00  
out of
stock
Sine Qua Non Grenache Five Shooter -- 2010 WA98 $225.00  
out of
stock
Sine Qua Non Grenache Raven Series -- 2006 750mL WA98, WS97  Label No. 1 $239.00  
out of
stock
Sine Qua Non Grenache Five Shooter -- 2010 1.5L $495.00  
out of
stock
Sine Qua Non Grenache The Duel Eleven Confessions Vineyard -- 2008 750mL WA97, ST95 $395.00  
out of
stock
Sine Qua Non Grenache Upside Down -- 2009 750mL WA96+, ST95 $229.00  
out of
stock
Sine Qua Non Grenache The Line -- 2008 750mL WA98 $249.00  
out of
stock
Sine Qua Non Grenache More Than a Number -- 2002 750mL WA92 $649.00  
out of
stock
Sine Qua Non Grenache Ventriloquist -- 2001 750mL WA88+ $395.00  
out of
stock
Sine Qua Non Grenache Atlantis Fe2O3 2b -- 2005 750mL WA97, ST95 $275.00  
out of
stock
Sine Qua Non Grenache The Line -- 2008 750mL WA98 $249.00  
out of
stock
Sine Qua Non Grenache The Duel Eleven Confessions Vineyard -- 2008 750mL WA97 $495.00  
out of
stock
Sine Qua Non Grenache Five Shooter -- 2010 750mL ST95 $210.00  
out of
stock
Sine Qua Non Grenache Li`L E -- 2003 750mL WA99  sscl $445.00  
 

Got an
account?
Log In