2000 Sine Qua Non Grenache Blend Incognito (750ml)

2000 Sine Qua Non Grenache Blend Incognito (750ml)

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Additional Information

Vintage 2000
Winery Sine Qua Non
Varietal Grenache Blend
Designation Incognito
Bottle Size 750
Classification No
Bottle Condition Tattered Label
Style Red
Region U.S.A.
Subregion No

Availability: 1 items In stock

Price:$900.00
SKU: #48084
Price:$900.00

Reviews

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    Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

    Reviewer, Robert Parker - The Hedonist's Gazette - I may have caught the 2000 Sine Qua Non Incognito at the perfect time (although it was also the wine of the night when I had it last fall in Napa). This is by far the greatest Grenache ever made in California. It will be interesting to see if some of the newer offerings from Sine Qua Non can give it a run for its money. This is pure, sweet raspberry and black cherry fruit interwoven with mineral, flower, and spice characteristics. The wine is full-bodied, opulent, extraordinarily pure, and beautifully textured. Next to the Cuve da Capo, the Sine Qua Non seemed refreshing and polished, whereas the Capo was massive, rustic, backward, meaty, and animal-like.
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    Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

    The 2000 Incognito (a blend of 95% Grenache and 5% Syrah) is the finest Grenache-based effort the Krankls have yet produced. A black/ruby/purple color is followed by a lavishly exotic nose of super-rich as well as super-ripe black cherries, black currants, blackberries, licorice, pepper, and other heavenly delights. It is a wine of extraordinary opulence, texture, and purity with a finish that lasts 65+ seconds. Undeniably the greatest Grenache I have tasted from California, it is a reference point for what can be achieved by someone pushing the envelope of quality at all stages - viticultural, winemaking, and cellar work. Kudos to the Krankls. It should drink well for 10-15 years, but who can resist it that long?

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