Stein Grenache 2012 Sine Qua Non


4.5 sterren - 2 professionele reviews
€ 309,00 (excl. BTW)
373,89 (in. BTW)
Verwacht begin december 2020
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Classificatie Cru Classe
Wijnsoort Rood
Producent Sine Qua Non
Jaar 2012
Land Verenigde Staten
Streek Californië
Inhoud 0,75
Conditie Perfect
Etiket Perfect
Drinkbaar 2017-2034
Voorraad 4

Professionele reviews

BOW (8.5)

Parker (97)

Starting with the Grenache release, the 2012 Grenache Stein is a blend of 76% Grenache, 16% Syrah and 8% Mourvedre, aged in 14% new French oak (15% was in concrete), that comes mostly from the estate's Eleven Confessions Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills, but also includes grapes from the Cumulus, Third Twin (Syrah) and Bien Nacido vineyards. Checking in at 15.7% alcohol, it's no lightweight, yet 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. I don't think it's one of the greatest Grenaches from the estate, yet it's still an incredible effort that will benefit from short-term cellaring and have 15-20 years or more of overall longevity.