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2009 Sine Qua Non This is Not An Exit Assortment Sine Qua Non, Sta. Rita Hills, California, USA

In Bond case price:
£2,500.00
Country USA
Region California
Appellation Sta. Rita Hills
Producer Sine Qua Non
Vintage 2009
Type Red (Dry)
Grape Variety Syrah, Grenache
ABV 15.6%
Format 6x75cl
Packaging Original Wood Case
Duty Status In Bond
Notes 4 bottles of This is Not An Exit Syrah and 2 bottles of Esto No Es Una Salida Grenache
Provenance Purchased by Liquid Assets from a UK-based merchant; securely stored in a climate-controlled bonded facility
Availability 2 cases

97 Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate (August 2013)

This Is Not An Exit Syrah: An extended barrel-aged release, the 2009 Syrah This Is Not An Exit is 100% from the Santa Rita Hills Eleven Confessions Vineyard and checks in as a blend of 80% Syrah, 12% Grenache, 7% Roussanne and 1% Viognier that saw 41.5 months in 65% new French oak. Slightly exotic, with notions of kirsch, flower oil, smoked meats, licorice and graphite, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness and depth, loads of fruit and a blockbuster finish. More approachable than the 2010 extended barrel age Syrah, this beauty will still have 15+ years of longevity.

Drink now-2024.

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96 Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate (August 2013)

Esto No Es Una Salida Grenache: More open, upfront and sexy, the 2009 Grenache This is Not an Exit is comprised of 79% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 3% Viognier and 3% Roussanne that spent 31 months in roughly 35% new French oak. Showing overflowing richness, with notions of incense, spice cake, potpourri and creamy raspberry fruit, it is a full-bodied, voluptuous and decadent Grenache geared for drinking over the coming decade or so. Drink now-2023.

95 Josh Raynolds, Vinous (November 2013)

This Is Not An Exit Syrah: (80% syrah, 12% grenache, 7% roussanne and 1% viognier; 15.6% alcohol and 65% new French oak): Opaque purple. Intensely perfumed scents of black raspberry, cherry preserves, potpourri and smoky minerals. Brisk, tightly wound dark berry and floral pastille flavors are underscored by intense minerality and show excellent clarity.

Closes smooth, sweet and very long, with slow-building tannins and lingering florality.

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95 Josh Raynolds, Vinous (November 2013)

Esto No Es Una Salida Grenache: (includes 15% syrah, 3% viognier and 3% roussanne; 15.5% alcohol): Vivid ruby. Intense cherry and boysenberry aromas are complicated by notes of cola, violet, candied licorice and smoky spices, plus a hint of vanilla. Packed with dense, alluringly sweet dark berry compote and floral pastille flavors that are energized by zesty minerality and a jolt of white pepper.

For its sheer mass this is almost shockingly elegant. Finishes with smooth tannins and excellent, spicy persistence, leaving a juicy dark berry note behind.

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Format Packaging Price Status
6x75cl OWC £2,500.00 In Bond View
6x75cl OWC £2,500.00 In Bond View
6x75cl OWC £2,500.00 In Bond View