Sine Qua Non Shakti Grenache & Piranha Waterdance Syrah Assorted Box Set (2 bottles OWC) 2014
This luxurious box set includes one magnum-sized bottle of biodynamic Shakti Grenache and one magnum-sized bottle of Piranha Waterdance Syrah from SINE QUA NON. The Grenache showcases a complex profile of red fruit and earthy tones, while the Syrah offers dark fruit and a hint of smoky spices. Ideal for special occasions or gifting, this set is housed in an Original Wooden Case (OWC). Pairs well with dishes like grilled steak or a savory vegetable gratin.
Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) - The 2014 Grenache Shakti is blended of 88% Grenache, 6% Mourvèdre, 4% Petite Sirah and 2% Touriga Nacional, coming 51% from the Cumulus (Estate) Vineyard, 18% from The Third Twin (Estate) Vineyard, 9.5% from Bien Nacido Vineyard and 21.5% for the Eleven Confessions (Estate) Vineyard. It was produced using 42% whole cluster and aged for around 21 months in French oak, 6% new (bottled June 21, 2017). It offers up a deep garnet-purple color and notes of dried Mediterranean herbs, dusty earth, Chinese five spice and rose petals over a core of red currants, mulberries, red plums and black raspberries, plus a waft of chocolate covered cherries. Full-bodied, decadently concentrated and yet very, very pretty in the mouth, it delivers incredibly fine-grained, ripe tannins and wonderful freshness, finishing on a persistent—totally disarming—perfumed red fruit note. 1,199 cases of 750 milliliter bottles and 600 magnums were made.