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2010 Sine Qua Non Stockholm Syndrome Assortment Sine Qua Non, Sta. Rita Hills, California, USA

In Bond case price:
£5,500.00
Country USA
Region California
Appellation Sta. Rita Hills
Producer Sine Qua Non
Vintage 2010
Type Red (Dry)
Grape Variety Syrah, Grenache
ABV 15.7%
Format 6x75cl
Packaging Original Wood Case
Duty Status In Bond
Notes 3 bottles each of Stockholm Syndrome Syrah and Stockholm Syndrome Grenache
Provenance Purchased by Liquid Assets at auction in the US, where it was consigned by the original owner who purchased it directly from the winery; directly imported into the UK by Liquid Assets; securely stored in a climate-controlled bonded facility
Availability 3 cases

100 Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate (August 2014)

Stockholm Syndrome Syrah: The 2010 Syrah Stockholm Syndrome is a monumental effort that will stand toe-to-toe with the greatest Syrahs in the world. A blend of 96% Syrah, 3% Roussanne and 1% Viognier, it was fermented with 16% whole cluster before spending just under 42 months in 100% new French oak. It offers an incredible array of sweet dark fruits, cassis, white chocolate, licorice and hints of bacon fat that meld perfectly with its full-bodied, seamless, layered and impeccably put-together palate.

Given the wealth of fruit here, it’s amazing how this stays light, graceful and elegant, without ever seeming over the top in any way. While there’s no shortage of tannin here, they’re sweet and integrated, so feel free to enjoy this rock-star effort anytime over the coming two decades or more.

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100 Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate (August 2014)

Stockholm Syndrome Grenache: The current release of the estate vineyard (a.k.a. the extended barrel-aged cuvee), the 2010 Grenache Stockholm Syndrome is an incredible effort that I couldn’t find a fault with. A blend of 75% Grenache, 22% Syrah, 2% Roussanne and 1% Viognier, all from the Eleven Confession Vineyard, it spent just under 30 months in 22% new and 78% used French oak prior to bottling.

Locked and loaded, it knocks it out of the park with its cassis, licorice, smoked duck, spice-box and exotic herb-styled bouquet. The palate follows suit and while it has the expected depth and richness of the estate, it’s seamless, elegant and lively, with perfect balance, ultra-fine tannin and a finish that just won’t quit. It doesn’t get any better and count yourself lucky if you can latch onto a couple of these. It will thrill for 15-20 years.

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97+ Antonio Galloni, Vinous (July 2014)

Stockholm Syndrome Syrah: Lavender, violets, smoke, menthol and new leather are some of the many notes that inform the 2010 Syrah Stockholm Syndrome. A huge, seamless wine, the 2010 boasts magnificent richness and a totally voluptuous personality. The powerful finish dazzles with its combination of fruit, acidity and minerality.

96 Antonio Galloni, Vinous (July 2014)

Stockholm Syndrome Grenache: The 2010 Grenache Stockholm Syndrome has an explosive energy to it that takes hold of the senses and never lets up. A distinctly dark side of Grenache comes through in an intense, opulent, full-throttle wine endowed with superb intensity and tons of fruit. Hints of over ripeness appear, especially on the finish, but that isn't enough to detract from the pure pleasure the 2010 delivers.

Format Packaging Price Status
6x75cl OWC £5,500.00 In Bond View
6x75cl OWC £5,500.00 In Bond View
6x75cl OWC £5,500.00 In Bond View
6x75cl OWC £5,500.00 In Bond View