Sine Qua Non Dark Blossom Syrah 2011

$305

Looking at Manfred's Syrahs, the 2011 Syrah Dark Blossom is a blend of 84% Syrah, 8% Grenache, 4% Petite Sirah and 4% Roussanne that-s scheduled to be bottled later this year or early in 2014. Aging in 50% new French oak, it's an elegant, seamless Syrah that boasts complex, layered aromatics, full-bodied richness and clean integrated acidity that keeps everything fresh and lively. It's superb and will have two decades of longevity. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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Syrah
750ml
Lamb

Ratings on Delectable

Dr. Owen Bargreen Delectable Pro

The 2011 ‘Dark Blossom’ by Sin Que Non is a stunning aged wine that is showing marvelously at nearly ten years of age. On the nose this translucent colored Grenache reveals bright red berry and citrus blossom aromas that combine marvelously with the underbrush and earthy undertones. On the palate this shows off its silky mouthfeel with red cherry candy, guava, and shades of nectarine rind with wild mushroom that give this an exotic edge. While this is marvelous now, it has a decade left in it. Drink 2019-2029- 94

The 2011 ‘Dark Blossom’ by Sin Que Non is a stunning aged wine that is showing marvelously at nearly ten years of age. On the nose this translucent colored Grenache reveals bright red berry and citrus blossom aromas that combine marvelously with the underbrush and earthy undertones. On the palate this shows off its silky mouthfeel with red cherry candy, guava, and shades of nectarine rind with wild mushroom that give this an exotic edge. While this is marvelous now, it has a decade left in it. Drink 2019-2029- 94

9.4

Conrad Green Delectable Pro

Very dark and syrupy. Intense plummy fruit. Broad, sweet, gloopy- like someone dropped cheap perfume in a pot of plum jelly...Way over the top.

Very dark and syrupy. Intense plummy fruit. Broad, sweet, gloopy- like someone dropped cheap perfume in a pot of plum jelly...Way over the top.

7.6

Shay A Delectable Pro

A group of guys decided to meet up at our Wine Storage facility and bust out some unique bottles! Scores and notes to follow! Many thanks to Keith for busting this out. A few of us mentioned we haven't had an SQN wine before, so he graciously brought this out. Silky at pop and pour but better after two hours. Dark fruit. Bacon fat. Nothing harsh about it. Divine and absolutely lush. This was a great primer to get me ready for @Shawn R 's SQN wine dinner this Sunday. My official Wine Nerd Herd interview!

A group of guys decided to meet up at our Wine Storage facility and bust out some unique bottles! Scores and notes to follow! Many thanks to Keith for busting this out. A few of us mentioned we haven't had an SQN wine before, so he graciously brought this out. Silky at pop and pour but better after two hours. Dark fruit. Bacon fat. Nothing harsh about it. Divine and absolutely lush. This was a great primer to get me ready for @Shawn R 's SQN wine dinner this Sunday. My official Wine Nerd Herd interview!

9.5

Vin Zering

Dark fruit, oak is forward and expected. I am sure the oak disappears and black and blue fruit come forward nicely.

Dark fruit, oak is forward and expected. I am sure the oak disappears and black and blue fruit come forward nicely.

9.5

Will Phelps Delectable Pro

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Great 2011, the year we got married, had this for our anniversary. Very fruit-forward but not hot or over the top.

Great 2011, the year we got married, had this for our anniversary. Very fruit-forward but not hot or over the top.

9.4

Bill Bender Delectable Pro

Showing slight heat at first but it blew off rapidly evolving in to the tell tale SQN density and punch that draws you to the edge but doesn't push too far. Ripe dark fruit, pepper, charred wood. Beautifully textured and inviting mouthfeel.

Showing slight heat at first but it blew off rapidly evolving in to the tell tale SQN density and punch that draws you to the edge but doesn't push too far. Ripe dark fruit, pepper, charred wood. Beautifully textured and inviting mouthfeel.

9.4

Christanna Honer Delectable Pro

First time with this wine--aptly named. This is dark, wound up and maniacally brooding upon opening. A little air time and it started to come to life- smoked berry, burnt chocolate. This is huge, intense and persistent, but not "burning". Really enjoyed this--thanks @Bill Bender !

First time with this wine--aptly named. This is dark, wound up and maniacally brooding upon opening. A little air time and it started to come to life- smoked berry, burnt chocolate. This is huge, intense and persistent, but not "burning". Really enjoyed this--thanks @Bill Bender !

9.4

Todd Alexander Delectable Pro

So many layers and a silky texture...dark, rich, but retains a lot of finesse.

So many layers and a silky texture...dark, rich, but retains a lot of finesse.

9.5

Greg Gregory Delectable Pro

My favorite SQN of the night.

My favorite SQN of the night.

9.4

Bill Bender Delectable Pro

Shared some Dark Blossom with a pretty flower on a Sunday fun day after drink and view hopping in harbor side SD.... not giving up much on the nose, true to its name this was so dark and brooding in the glass--concentrated, texturally sexy sweet black cherry, smoke and kirsch. Very primary and likely better in 2-3 years but drinking really well now. Suggest a minimum 2 hour decant.

Shared some Dark Blossom with a pretty flower on a Sunday fun day after drink and view hopping in harbor side SD.... not giving up much on the nose, true to its name this was so dark and brooding in the glass--concentrated, texturally sexy sweet black cherry, smoke and kirsch. Very primary and likely better in 2-3 years but drinking really well now. Suggest a minimum 2 hour decant.

9.3

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