2011 Sine Qua Non Grenache Dark Blossom (750ml)

2011 Sine Qua Non Grenache Dark Blossom (750ml)

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Additional Information

Vintage 2011
Winery Sine Qua Non
Varietal Grenache
Designation Dark Blossom
Bottle Size 750
Classification No
Bottle Condition No
Style Red
Region California
Subregion No

Availability: 9 items In stock

Price: $385.00

Special Price: $365.00

SKU: #2011sqndarkblossom

Price: $385.00

Special Price: $365.00

Reviews

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    • 97

    Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

    Reviewer, Jeb Dunnuck - The 2011 Grenache Dark Blossom is probably the best Grenache-based blend in the vintage. A blend of 75% Grenache, 12.5% Syrah, 11.5% Mourvedre and a splash of Roussanne (fermented with 11% whole clusters), it has a perfumed, complex style, with notions of black raspberry, cassis, dried flowers, white pepper and licorice giving way to a full-bodied, layered and seamless mouthfeel. There’s no shortage of fruit here, and while it’s hard to resist now, it has enough tannin to warrant short-term cellaring. It should knock it out of the park through 2029. These latest releases from Sine Qua Non and Next of Kyn are at the pinnacle of wine, and it’s simply impossible to taste through these and not be blown away. While I think the star of the show at the moment is the 2010 vintage, the 2011s aren’t far behind, and the 2012s should rival them as well. In addition, to give you an idea how these wines age, don’t miss the recent 2004 retrospective on these wines that was published at eRobertParker.com. We finished the tasting with Manfred’s Next of Kyn releases, and these are the strongest set of wines yet to come out under this label. The focus here is exclusively on his estate Cumulus Vineyard planted around the estate in Oakview.
    • WA
    • 96-98

    Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

    Reviewer, Jeb Dunnuck - 2011 Grenache Dark Blossom, which was tasted out of barrel, possesses gorgeous dark berry fruit, licorice, chocolate and exotic floral qualities on the nose. A blend of 75% Grenache, 12.5% Syrah, 11.5% Mourvedre and a splash of Roussanne (aged 22 months mostly in neutral oak), this full-bodied, incredibly textured barrel sample has fantastic mid-palate depth, sweet tannin and a blockbuster finish.
    • WA
    • 94-96

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous

    Dark cherries, plums, menthol, licorice and spices all explode from the glass in the 2011 Grenache Dark Blossom. A dark, brooding wine, the 2011 impresses for its power, depth and intensity. Layers of totally effortless, seamless fruit flow through to the huge finish. This is a stunning showing. The energetic, tense, mineral-driven style is a bit unusual for Sine Qua Non, but there is no denying the wine's beauty. Simply put, the 2011 is drop-dead gorgeous. The blend is 75% Grenache, 12.5% Syrah, 11.5% Mourvedre and 1% Roussanne. In 2011 virtually all of the fruit came off of Cumulus and Eleven Confessions. Krankl used about 11% whole clusters (on the Grenache only) and planned to give the wine about 22 months in barrel, mostly neutral oak, although there is some concrete thrown into the mix as well.

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