2009 Sine Qua Non The Thrill of Stamp Collecting & Turn The Whole Thing Upside Down Assortment Sine Qua Non, California, USA
|Producer||Sine Qua Non|
|Grape Variety||Syrah, Grenache|
|Packaging||Original Wood Case|
|Duty Status||In Bond|
|Notes||1 magnum each of The Thrill of Stamp Collecting Syrah and Turn The Whole Thing Upside Down Grenache|
|Provenance||Purchased by Liquid Assets from a US-based merchant; directly imported into the UK by Liquid Assets; securely stored in a climate-controlled bonded facility|
|Stock||2 cases (in stock and available immediately)|
95 Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate (August 2012)
The Thrill of Stamp Collecting Syrah: The 2009 Syrah The Thrill Of impresses for its poise and underlying energy. Dark fruit, spices, licorice and violets sit on a core of firm tannin as this powerful wine opens up in the glass. Today, The Thrill Of comes across as very, very young. The intensity of the fruit and the oak are dominant at present. In another few years the wine should be spectacular. The Thrill Of... is 90% Syrah, 6% Grenache and 4% Viognier, all destemmed and mostly from estate owned vineyards.
96+ Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate (August 2012)
Turn The Whole Thing Upside Down Grenache: The 2009 Grenache Upside Down emerges from the glass with layers of dark red fruit as it sweeps across the palate. There is an inner sweetness and sheer depth that make the 2009 compelling. The 11% Syrah and 5% Mourvedre make themselves heard clearly in adding layers of depth and pure richness. Tar, anise and graphite meld together on the rich, dramatic finish. This is a striking wine endowed with tons of pure textural dimension. The 2009 was sourced from Eleven Confessions (72%), Cumulus (22%) and Bien Nacido (6%) vineyards.