Sine Qua Non Grenache 2014 . ShaktiClick the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionSine Qua Non Grenache 2014
"The 2014 Grenache Shakti...offers up a deep garnet-purple color and notes of dried Mediterranean herbs, dusty earth, Chinese five spice and rose petals over a core of red currants, mulberries, red plums and black raspberries, plus a waft of chocolate covered cherries. Full-bodied, decadently concentrated and yet very, very pretty in the mouth, it delivers incredibly fine-grained, ripe tannins and wonderful freshness, finishing on a persistent—totally disarming—perfumed red fruit note. 1,199 cases of 750 milliliter bottles and 600 magnums were made." (100 pts. Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate, Sept. 2017)
"Aged almost entirely in neutral barrels (6% new), it has a supple, sexy profile as well as killer base notes of black raspberries, cassis, ground herbs and violets. Deep, concentrated, full-bodied and laced with sweet tannin, I continue to be baffled why so few people in California get close to this level of quality with Grenache." (96-98 pts. Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate #226, Aug. 2016)
Estimate: $400 - $500.
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