Sine Qua Non Syrah 2014 . Piranha Waterdance ...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionSine Qua Non Syrah 2014
"The 2014 Syrah Piranha Waterdance is young and unevolved (more than the Grenache) and sports an inky blue color to go with lots of minerality, notes of cassis, violets and pepper, full-bodied richness and a surprisingly serious, structured, even masculine vibe on the palate." (97-100 pts. Jeb Dunnuck, Wine Advocate #226, Aug. 2016)
"...the provocative, inky purple colored 2014 Syrah Piranha Waterdance was made using 26% whole cluster and hits the scent scene with exuberant, pure crème de cassis, blackberry cordial and blueberry coulis notes with hints of espresso, licorice, garrigue and menthol, plus a gorgeous underlying perfume of red roses. The full-bodied palate is oh-so-elegant and pretty, revealing very finely pixelated tannins that beautifully frame the almost electric intensity, culminating in an epically long, licorice and chocolate-laced finish. Too stunning for mere words and rude to even try—just drink it. 1,839 cases and 600 magnums were produced." (100 pts. Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate, Sept. 2017)
Estimate: $1,300 - $1,700.
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