2002 Sine Qua Non More Than a Number Grenache Magnum - 96 pts - 1500ml

2002 Sine Qua Non More Than a Number Grenache Magnum - 96 pts - 1500ml

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2002 Sine Qua Non More Than a Number Grenache Magnum - 96 pts
The finest Grenache based wine I have tasted from California is Manfred Krankl’s 2000 Incognito, but his 2002 SQN (80% Grenache and 20% Syrah) is nearly as good. The bulk of the grapes come from the Alban Vineyard along with significant quantities from Stolpman and Shadow Canyon vineyards. The wine spent 19 months in wood prior to being bottled with neither fining nor filtration. There are only a measly 110 cases of this nectar. Its dense purple color is accompanied by a spectacular bouquet of licorice, kirsch liqueur, black currants, earth, and notions of smoky toast in the background. A stunning wine of great intensity, multiple flavor dimensions, and a long finish, it will hit its prime in 2-3 years, and should age well for a decade or more. RP

Product Details

Varietal Grenache
Vintage 2002
Rating 96 RP
Bottle Size 1500 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location
Producer Sine Qua Non
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating 96 RP - 2002 Sine Qua Non More Than a Number Grenache Magnum - 96 pts The finest Grenache based wine I have tasted from California is Manfred Krankl’s 2000 Incognito, but his 2002 SQN (80% Grenache and 20% Syrah) is nearly as good. The bulk of the grapes come from the Alban Vineyard along with significant quantities from Stolpman and Shadow Canyon vineyards. The wine spent 19 months in wood prior to being bottled with neither fining nor filtration. There are only a measly 110 cases of this nectar. Its dense purple color is accompanied by a spectacular bouquet of licorice, kirsch liqueur, black currants, earth, and notions of smoky toast in the background. A stunning wine of great intensity, multiple flavor dimensions, and a long finish, it will hit its prime in 2-3 years, and should age well for a decade or more. RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Grenache
Vintage 2002
Rating 96 RP
Bottle Size 1500 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location
Producer Sine Qua Non
Color Red
Wine Type Table

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