Sine Qua Non Stein California Grenache 2012

$299.95

Extremely limited new release from Cult producer Sine Qua Non. 99 Points Robert Parker: "Moving to the Grenache-driven efforts, the 2012 Grenache Stein incorporates 16% Syrah and 8% Mourvedre. Aged 22 months in mostly used oak (various sizes), it offers awesome purity and freshness in its black raspberry, cassis, ground herbs, white pepper and licorice-driven bouquet. The palate follows suite and is full-bodied, deeply concentrated and layered, with fabulous precision and length. This is blockbuster stuff that will have two decades of longevity." 

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Ratings on Delectable

Mike R Delectable Pro

Absolutely brilliant and incredible- delicious and so goooood - @David L we thought this was the red wine of the night but it was a tie with the next wine to come

Absolutely brilliant and incredible- delicious and so goooood - @David L we thought this was the red wine of the night but it was a tie with the next wine to come

9.6

Ron R Delectable Pro

Another brilliant example. I’m running out of superlatives. We don’t normally drink Grenache, but I’m very happy we did tonight. This is titties! Blueberry tart nose and palate. Underripe tannins give this a powerful structure. Mid-palate is perfect. Somewhat oily texture finishes with polish and great stature. Thank you Mikey and Rhonda!!!

Another brilliant example. I’m running out of superlatives. We don’t normally drink Grenache, but I’m very happy we did tonight. This is titties! Blueberry tart nose and palate. Underripe tannins give this a powerful structure. Mid-palate is perfect. Somewhat oily texture finishes with polish and great stature. Thank you Mikey and Rhonda!!!

9.7

Shay A Delectable Pro

Just a few bottles from an awesome Open That Bottle Night celebration this past weekend. This is one of the best SQN Grenache bottles I’ve had. A mind boggling effort in the glass. It has spiced rhubarb, ripe blackberry with stem, hoisin sauce and rich/sweet red fruit on the finish. There was a small note of smoked meat here (which I normally get with their Syrah). Absolutely incredible.

Just a few bottles from an awesome Open That Bottle Night celebration this past weekend. This is one of the best SQN Grenache bottles I’ve had. A mind boggling effort in the glass. It has spiced rhubarb, ripe blackberry with stem, hoisin sauce and rich/sweet red fruit on the finish. There was a small note of smoked meat here (which I normally get with their Syrah). Absolutely incredible.

9.7

Mike R Delectable Pro

God knows I was proud to open this one and man did it deliver

God knows I was proud to open this one and man did it deliver

9.5

Roman Sukley

SQN Stock & Stein. Rating both the Syrah and Grenache on potential because, quite frankly, both are very tight right now. Both display black fruits, cassis, herbs and pepper. Full bodied, great depth and length. Both were decanted for 5 plus hours. I would suggest waiting a while on both. They should drink well for 10 plus years.

SQN Stock & Stein. Rating both the Syrah and Grenache on potential because, quite frankly, both are very tight right now. Both display black fruits, cassis, herbs and pepper. Full bodied, great depth and length. Both were decanted for 5 plus hours. I would suggest waiting a while on both. They should drink well for 10 plus years.

9.9

Ron R Delectable Pro

Comes across with a muscular frame. Nothing like a Grenache, but it is a fruit bomb.

Comes across with a muscular frame. Nothing like a Grenache, but it is a fruit bomb.

9.5

Cody Short Delectable Pro

Also given a 5 hr decant and needed every minute. Great wine and general consensus was this was slightly better than the Stock

Also given a 5 hr decant and needed every minute. Great wine and general consensus was this was slightly better than the Stock

9.5

Ludovic Anacleto Delectable Pro

Wow! This is massive! '12 vintage. Juicy, intense and fruit forward. This is delicious now but definitely need more bottle time. Opened and decanted 3 hours before drinking and yet, it was shy. A masterpiece, needs time but already a monster of wine today! Buy it!

Wow! This is massive! '12 vintage. Juicy, intense and fruit forward. This is delicious now but definitely need more bottle time. Opened and decanted 3 hours before drinking and yet, it was shy. A masterpiece, needs time but already a monster of wine today! Buy it!

9.5

Ludovic Anacleto Delectable Pro

Start on spicies, sweet and warm. The nose is quite intriguing and intense, like a splendid old vine Shiraz from barossa or Henschke HOG. This is solid, powerful and perfectly well executed. The mouthfeel is stunning, figs, Werter's toffee and beautiful confit red fruitZ imagine a Christmas pudding with a sticking acidity. Loved every moment of it. #sqn #sinequanon #california #manfredkrankl

Start on spicies, sweet and warm. The nose is quite intriguing and intense, like a splendid old vine Shiraz from barossa or Henschke HOG. This is solid, powerful and perfectly well executed. The mouthfeel is stunning, figs, Werter's toffee and beautiful confit red fruitZ imagine a Christmas pudding with a sticking acidity. Loved every moment of it. #sqn #sinequanon #california #manfredkrankl

9.4

Saul Gropman Delectable Pro

Owner/Operator Cafe La Haye

Hi-tone black berries, baking spices & sweet glycerin

Hi-tone black berries, baking spices & sweet glycerin

9.4

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