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2008 Sine Qua Non The Line GrenacheGrenache / Garnacha from United States

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  • 96-98 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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Please note, this product is a 1.5L bottle.

About

96-98

"The 2008 Not Yet Named Grenache will be aged in barrel for around 20 months as opposed to the extended time the 2007 experienced. Composed of 87.5% Grenache, 11 % Syrah, and 1.5% Viognier, it initially appears to play it tight to the vest, but I think that's part of 2008's vintage character. Many vineyards had significant frost issues in 2008, and those who waited to harvest fared better. Manfred Krankl did not finish picking until the end of November, which no doubt explains the extraordinary purity, richness, and aromatic and flavor complexity found in this wine. Although slightly more muted aromatically than his other Grenache cuvees, when the wine hits the palate, there is tremendous density and power as well as an inner core of steely richness, and a flavor profile and length that build incrementally. It is not the sort of wine you pick up and are wowed by. But the more you think about it, as well as the longer it sits in your mouth, the more nuances and aspects emerge. This should be another superb example of Grenache from the New world's number one practitioner of that varietal. "

Product Detail

Item # 58441
Country United States
Region California
Sub-Region Paso Robles
Ratings

96-98 - Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2008
Color Red
ABV 15.0%
Varietal(s) Grenache / Garnacha
Size 1.5l
Closure Cork
Features
Taste black currant, blackberry, dust and leather
Nose vanilla, toast, smoke, tobacco, dark fruit and red fruit