Sine Qua Non Male California Syrah 2013

$289.99

98 points - limited                     Limited new Syrah from cult producer Sine Qua Non. 98 Points Robert Parker: "The 2013 Syrah Male is an elegant, seamless Syrah that exudes class in its creme de cassis, black raspberry, smoked meats, graphite and asphalt-laced bouquet. This is a blend of 80% Syrah, 7% Petite Sirah, 6% Mourvèdre, 3.5% Touriga National and 3.5% Viognier, fermented with 28% whole clusters and aged 25 months in 65% new French oak. It's full-bodied, beautifully layered, silky and seamless, with no hard edges and wonderful freshness in both the aromatics and palate. Give bottles 3-4 years and enjoy over the following 10-15." "There are few greater success stories in wine than that of Sine Qua Non’s Manfred Krankl. Austrian-born and showing up penniless in Los Angeles in 1980, he went on to create one of the greatest wine estates in the world today by sheer talent and work ethic."

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Syrah
750ml
Lamb

Ratings on Delectable

Joe Conti

This wine is still a baby and will benefit from some cellar time. It's still great now. Blue fruits. Graphite. A little tight on the finish. Give it some time.

This wine is still a baby and will benefit from some cellar time. It's still great now. Blue fruits. Graphite. A little tight on the finish. Give it some time.

9.6

Vito Sergio Parente Delectable Pro

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8.8

Bill Bender Delectable Pro

A young young man who is puffing his chest and ready to fight but needs some seasoning. Very monolithic and some heat. Hold.

A young young man who is puffing his chest and ready to fight but needs some seasoning. Very monolithic and some heat. Hold.

9.0

Kenji Shimodaira Delectable Pro

Intense and awesome black fruit!!

Intense and awesome black fruit!!

9.6

Connor McMahon Delectable Pro

Very good. Opened 5 hours before drinking. Great length and deep dark fruits.

Very good. Opened 5 hours before drinking. Great length and deep dark fruits.

Andrew McIntyre

In direct comparison it couldn't keep up with the Trouver l'arène but still a fantastic fruity wine

In direct comparison it couldn't keep up with the Trouver l'arène but still a fantastic fruity wine

9.5

Joseph Barsky

2013 Vintage. Still very grapey and youthful. Needs more time to shine.

2013 Vintage. Still very grapey and youthful. Needs more time to shine.

9.6

Bryan Kesting

Brilliant...and in a great spot.

Brilliant...and in a great spot.

9.5

Josh Weinstein

Drinking well after a 3 hour decant

Drinking well after a 3 hour decant

9.6

Eric L.

Distinctly smoky on the nose. The fruit was hiding a bit, but it had a really lovely, full palate presence. Really amazing on the finish. I think it could use a bit more age.

Distinctly smoky on the nose. The fruit was hiding a bit, but it had a really lovely, full palate presence. Really amazing on the finish. I think it could use a bit more age.

9.3

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