Tasting Notes and Description
Tasting Notes For Sine Qua Non Distenta I Syrah 2019
Sine Qua Non Distenta I Syrah 2019 is an exquisite expression of the Syrah grape varietal. From the first swirl, its deep, inky purple hue hints at the rich concentration within. On the nose, this wine opens with an intense bouquet of dark, ripe berries, including blackberries and blueberries, complemented by subtle hints of violet and dried herbs. These aromas evolve to reveal layers of complexity, introducing notes of cracked black pepper, roasted coffee beans, and a touch of smoky oak, which add depth and intrigue.
On the palate, the wine offers a lush and velvety texture, coating the mouth with a symphony of flavors. The ripe fruit character continues, with plump black cherries and plums at the forefront, accompanied by nuances of savory black olives and a touch of charred cedar. The tannins are finely integrated, providing a structured backbone that promises graceful aging potential. The finish is incredibly long, leaving a lasting impression of dark fruit, a subtle hint of cocoa, and a touch of graphite minerality. The Sine Qua Non Distenta I Syrah 2019 is a remarkable wine that showcases both the power and elegance that can be achieved in a top-tier Syrah.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Rated 100:
The 2019 Syrah Distenta I is composed of 83.6% Syrah, 3% Mourvedre, 5.2% Petite Sirah, 6.2% Grenache, 1.4% Muscat and 0.6% Petit Manseng. “I think Muscat is the number-one white grape for me to blend with reds,” Manfred told me last year. “It kinda triples the effect of the wine.” The red winemaking included 33% whole cluster. The vineyard sources for this wine are 35% The Third Twin, 33% Eleven Confessions, 31% Cumulus and 1% Molly Aida—all estate-owned vineyards. Deep garnet-purple colored, it erupts from the glass with a powerfully fragrant nose of red roses, Morello cherries, boysenberries and juicy blueberries, followed by hints of mocha, star anise, cardamom and cassia. The concentrated, full-bodied palate is jam-packed with bright, crunchy black, blue and red fruits. It has a rock-solid structure of firm, finely-grained tannins and seamless freshness lifting the shimmering layers to a long, energetic finish. The complexity and vivacity of this Syrah are simply jaw-dropping!
Jeb Dunnuck - Rated 98:
The 2019 Syrah Distenta I is brilliant, and certainly one of the Syrahs of the vintage. Sporting a vivid ruby, almost opaque hue, it offers awesome, textbook Syrah notes of assorted red and blackberry fruits, bacon fat, smoked meat, and an incredible floral character that develops with time in the glass. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, it's a more elegant, restrained Sine Qua Non revealing flawless balance, beautiful freshness and elegance, silky tannins, and one heck of a finish.
|Winery||Sine Qua Non|
|Region||Central Coast, California|
Syrah / Shiraz
|Wine Style||Red Wine|
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