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Sine Qua Non A Shot In The Dark Syrah 2006

Your Price: $799.00
1 bottle available
Producer: Sine Qua Non
Optimum drinking: 2017-2025
Rating: 100 - Robert Parker
Grape varieties: Syrah 96.5%, Viognier 3.5%
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 soon-to-be-released 2006 A Shot in the Dark is composed of 96.5% Syrah and 3.5% Viognier from the 11 Confessions Vineyard in the cool Santa Rita Hills. Performing better from bottle than it did from barrel, this prodigious red exhibits incredibly velvety tannins, a seamless style, and no noticeable oak (which is remarkable given the fact it spent 32 months in barrel). Dense purple to the rim with an extraordinary perfume of blueberry pie, blackberries, soy, Asian spices, and hints of forest floor and charcoal, this is a complex, rich, seamless, well-balanced tour de force in winemaking. A full-bodied, exuberant, unabashedly California Syrah, it will offer stunning drinking...”
Robert Parker

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

Sine Qua Non A Shot In The Dark Syrah 2006