2005 Sine Qua Non The 17th Nail In My Cranium Eleven Confessions Syrah and Grenache - 100 pts - OWC 6 x 750ml

2005 Sine Qua Non The 17th Nail In My Cranium Eleven Confessions Syrah and Grenache - 100 pts - OWC 6 x 750ml

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2005 Sine Qua Non The 17th Nail In My Cranium Eleven Confessions Syrah & Grenache - 100 Pts!! -
OWC 6 pak The 2005 Syrah The 17th Nail In My Cranium, a blend of 96.5% Syrah and 3.5% Viognier which is aged 38 months prior to bottling. (I always wonder what Marcel Guigal would think of a wine like this which seems to tip its hat in the direction of Cote Rotie and then goes into high gear and clearly says, “I’m just something very different, but thanks for even thinking of that appellation while smelling and tasting me.”) Black as a moonless night, the 2005 17th Nail reveals a stunning nose of spring flowers intermixed with creme de cassis, blackberries, charcoal, graphite, and hints of lard and barbecue spices. Dense, with an endless (and I mean endless) finish, remarkable purity, and layer upon layer of flavor, but no sense of heaviness or flabbiness, this prodigious Syrah should evolve for 15 or more years. 2005 The Naked Truth: Manfred Krankl’s obvious love for his wife Elaine seems very apparent with the 2003, followed by the 2004 Ode to E, and here again, a sketch of his wife unclothed (sorry, back view only) appears on the label of the 2005. (I only know it’s his wife because I asked him!) A blend of 90% Grenache and 10% Syrah (any Mourvedre added to the Grenache is now a thing of the past), this wine, made totally from the 11 Confessions Vineyard in the Santa Rita Hills, is young, yet like all the SQN wines, approachable in its glorious display of fruit, purity and freshness. Dense purple, and offering up notes of cranberries, pepper, boysenberries, raspberries and cherries, a cornucopia of red and black fruits emerge from the aromatics, gently dosed with some spicy oak and Provencal herbs. Full-bodied, gutsy and fleshy, with loads of glycerin, a heady mouthfeel and a long finish, this wine has beautiful freshness and delineation, and should continue to drink well for 10-12+ more years. How did this label get past the puritanical bureaucrats at BATF? RP This OWC also includes 2 bottles of The Naked Truth grenache in this OWC. Amazing bottles and incredible packaging!! Manfred's finest effort ever!! Too bad the juice in the bottle isn't any good.....only 100 points!! This is a rare as it gets!! Find it........buy it!........Hold this one!!

Product Details

Varietal Syrah
Vintage 2005
Rating 100 RP
Bottle Size 6 x 750ml
Bottle Quantity 6
Country USA
Region California
Location Central Coast
Producer Sine Qua Non
Color Red
Wine Type Red
2005 Sine Qua Non The 17th Nail In My Cranium Eleven Confessions Syrah & Grenache - 100 Pts!! - OWC 6 pak The 2005 Syrah The 17th Nail In My Cranium, a blend of 96.5% Syrah and 3.5% Viognier which is aged 38 months prior to bottling. (I always wonder what Marcel Guigal would think of a wine like this which seems to tip its hat in the direction of Cote Rotie and then goes into high gear and clearly says, “I’m just something very different, but thanks for even thinking of that appellation while smelling and tasting me.”) Black as a moonless night, the 2005 17th Nail reveals a stunning nose of spring flowers intermixed with creme de cassis, blackberries, charcoal, graphite, and hints of lard and barbecue spices. Dense, with an endless (and I mean endless) finish, remarkable purity, and layer upon layer of flavor, but no sense of heaviness or flabbiness, this prodigious Syrah should evolve for 15 or more years. 2005 The Naked Truth: Manfred Krankl’s obvious love for his wife Elaine seems very apparent with the 2003, followed by the 2004 Ode to E, and here again, a sketch of his wife unclothed (sorry, back view only) appears on the label of the 2005. (I only know it’s his wife because I asked him!) A blend of 90% Grenache and 10% Syrah (any Mourvedre added to the Grenache is now a thing of the past), this wine, made totally from the 11 Confessions Vineyard in the Santa Rita Hills, is young, yet like all the SQN wines, approachable in its glorious display of fruit, purity and freshness. Dense purple, and offering up notes of cranberries, pepper, boysenberries, raspberries and cherries, a cornucopia of red and black fruits emerge from the aromatics, gently dosed with some spicy oak and Provencal herbs. Full-bodied, gutsy and fleshy, with loads of glycerin, a heady mouthfeel and a long finish, this wine has beautiful freshness and delineation, and should continue to drink well for 10-12+ more years. How did this label get past the puritanical bureaucrats at BATF? RP This OWC also includes 2 bottles of The Naked Truth grenache in this OWC. Amazing bottles and incredible packaging!! Manfred's finest effort ever!! Too bad the juice in the bottle isn't any good.....only 100 points!! This is a rare as it gets!! Find it........buy it!........Hold this one!!

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Rating 100 RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Syrah
Vintage 2005
Rating 100 RP
Bottle Size 6 x 750ml
Bottle Quantity 6
Country USA
Region California
Location Central Coast
Producer Sine Qua Non
Color Red
Wine Type Red

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