Sine Qua Non Stein California Grenache 2012

$319

...it has considerable elegance in its sweet blackcurrants, white pepper, licorice, baking spices and hints of violet-like aromas and flavors. Possessing the hallmark purity of the estate, it's full-bodied, concentrated, rich and textured, with sweet tannin barely noticeable on the finish...an incredible effort that will benefit from short-term cellaring and have 15-20 years or more of overall longevity. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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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

Nathaniel DiMaggio Delectable Pro

Delicious! Young...very young but delicious! Rich, pure dark fruit. Bombastic but I really enjoyed it.

Delicious! Young...very young but delicious! Rich, pure dark fruit. Bombastic but I really enjoyed it.

9.0

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