Sine Qua Non M Syrah & E Grenache Assorted Box Set (2 bottles OWC) 2015
This exclusive assorted box set includes three bottles of biodynamic Syrah M and three bottles of Grenache E from SINE QUA NON. Both wines boast complex and captivating flavor profiles, with the Syrah offering notes of dark fruit and smoky spices, and the Grenache displaying red fruit and a hint of earthiness. This luxurious collection, housed in an Original Wooden Case (OWC), is perfect for special occasions, gifting, or expanding your wine collection. Pairs well with dishes like grilled steak or a decadent wild mushroom risotto.
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) - This is a single-vineyard Syrah-dominant blend coming from the Eleven Confessions Estate vineyard in Sta. Rita Hills. It bears Manfred Krankl’s initial and a provocative self-portrait on the label. The blend is 90.6% Syrah, 4.4% Petite Syrah, 2.6% Grenache and 2.4% Viognier. Forty-three percent was fermented using whole clusters. It was aged for around 38 months in French oak, 66% new. Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Syrah M starts off a little closed, slowly unfurling to show layer upon layer of savory notes: peppered salami, woodsmoke, marmite and black olives, beneath a profound core of preserved plums, blueberry coulis and Chinese five spice with fragrant touches of fenugreek, Sichuan pepper, crushed rocks and mossy bark. Exquisitely textured with firm, rounded tannins, the taut, full-bodied, muscular fruit is laced with seamless freshness, finishing with fantastic persistence. This is a Syrah for the long haul! 913 cases, 228 magnums and 30 double magnums were made.