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Sine Qua Non, B 20 Syrah 2008

Your Price: $260.00

Producer: Sine Qua Non
Optimum drinking: 2017-2023
Rating: 95 - eRobertParker.com
Grape varieties: Syrah 92%, Grenache 6%, Viognier 2%
Winemaker: Manfred Krankl
Appellation: Santa Rita Hills, California
Bottle report: Excellent condition.

Sine Qua Non is pioneering cult Californian estate established by Manfred Krankl, whose incredibly hard to come by wines have a reputation as being works of art both inside and on the outside of the bottles (with his eclectically named and designed labels). In fact, some collectors actually buy these incredibly scarce wines, of which are sometimes just a few barrels are made, for the labels alone.

”The 2008 Syrah B-20 is a cool, inward wine graced with layers of beautifully delineated, chiseled fruit. This is a distinctly mineral, precise style relative to the more outgoing 2009, but both are striking. Floral notes add lift as the finish turns explosive with a burst of dark fruit, tar, licorice and crushed rocks. This is one of the more understated wines readers are likely to come across from Sine Qua Non. It is gorgeous when given the time to open up. The B-20 is predominantly Syrah, with 6% Grenache and 2% Viognier. About half of the Grenache was fermented with whole clusters and the wine was aged in French oak (60% new) for 26 months. The vineyard sources are 52% Eleven Confessions, 18% Cumulus, 18% Bien Nacido and 12% White Hawk.“ eRobertParker.com

Please note: bottle shown is for illustraive purposes only (not actual bottle for sale).

Sine Qua Non B 20 Syrah 2008