Sine Qua Non Syrah Distenta III 2021 (1.5 L)

  • RP: 100
  • JD: 99

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Tasting Notes and Description

Tasting Notes For Sine Qua Non Distenta I Syrah 2019 (1.5 L)

***1.5 LITER BOTTLE***

Sine Qua Non Distenta III Syrah 2021 exudes an enticing bouquet of dark fruits, with ripe blackberry and plum aromas intermingling with hints of blueberry and violet. On the palate, the wine displays remarkable depth and concentration, showcasing flavors of black cherry, cassis, and licorice, underscored by nuances of smoked meat and cracked pepper. Full-bodied and opulent, with velvety tannins providing structure and support, leading to a long and lingering finish marked by notes of dark chocolate and espresso.

Critic Ratings

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Review - Rated 100:

The 2021 Syrah Distenta III is sourced from The Third Twin (51%), Cumulus (26%), and Eleven Confessions (23%) vineyards. The blend is 81.7% Syrah with 11.3% Grenache, 3.3% Mourvedre, 2.1% Petite Sirah, 0.9% Petit Manseng, and 0.7% Muscat. It was made using 21% whole clusters and then aged around 23 months in 53% new French oak, 43.1% one- to three-year-old barrels, and 3.9% concrete. Deep garnet-black in color, it needs a lot of swirling to wake up scents of Turkish Delight, black and red cherries, black raspberries, violets, licorice, and tar with a peppery undercurrent. The full-bodied palate is bright and pure, with firm, velvety tannins and bold freshness supporting the floral-laced black and red fruit flavors, finishing with epic length. Tightly wound and bright as a penny, this should be very long lived. 1,877 cases and 600 magnums were made. I tasted a tank sample that was pulled just prior to bottling at the end of July 2023, to avoid bottle shock.

Jeb Dunnuck Review - Rated 99:

Scheduled to be bottled in August, the 2021 Syrah Distenta III looks to be another insanely good Syrah from Krankl. Checking in as 82% Syrah, 11% Grenache, and the rest Mourvèdre, Petite Sirah, and a smattering of white varieties, its deep purple hue is followed by classic, cool climate Syrah notes of smoked black fruits, iron, black olives, and meaty, peppery nuances. With incredibly purity, full-bodied richness, and perfectly integrated tannins and acidity, it will have 15-20 years of prime drinking. It's an absolutely magical Syrah in the making.

Winery Sine Qua Non
Country United States
Region Central CoastCalifornia
Year 2021
Grape Varietal Syrah / Shiraz
Size 1.5 LTR
ABV 15.9%
Wine Style Red Wine

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