Sine Qua Non Profuga Grenache & Squeezebox - Ziehharmonika Syrah Assorted Box Set (2 bottles OWC) 2018
This luxurious set features one magnum-sized bottle of biodynamic "Profuga" Grenache and one magnum-sized bottle of "Ziehharmonika" Syrah from SINE QUA NON. The Grenache offers a complex profile of red fruit, earthy tones, and subtle spices, while the Syrah showcases a rich, savory palate with dark fruit and pepper notes. Housed in an elegant box, this set is perfect for special occasions or gifting.
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) - The 2018 Syrah Ziehharmonika is composed of 82% Syrah, 6.7% Mourvedre, 5% Petite Sirah, 2.3% Grenache, 2.7% Viognier and 1.3% Muscat. “I think Muscat is the number one white grape for me to blend with reds,” Manfred said. “It kinda triples the effect of the wine.” The red winemaking included 14% whole cluster. The vineyard sources for this wine are 51% The Third Twin, 43% Eleven Confessions and 6% Cumulus - all estate owned vineyards. The wine was bottled in August 2020, after 23.5 months of aging. It was reared in 51% new French oak, 46% in used barrels and 3% in terracotta. (The terracotta is only use for whites.) Medium to deep garnet-purple colored—WOW—perfumed black and blue fruits prance out of the glass, revealing accents of candied violets and cinnamon stick, supporting the plum preserves, blackberry compote and garrigue-scented core, plus hints of molten dark chocolate, licorice, Chinese five spice and bacon with a touch of iron ore. The densely laden, full-bodied palate is seriously showy, featuring flamboyant black fruit preserves and exotic spice layers with a solid backbone of ripe, rounded tannins and bold freshness, finishing with epic length and loads of earth, pepper and floral fireworks.