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2012 Sine Qua Non Stock Syrah Sine Qua Non, Central Coast, California, USA

In Bond case price:
£1,350.00
Country USA
Region California
Appellation Central Coast
Producer Sine Qua Non
Vintage 2012
Type Red (Dry)
Grape Variety Syrah
ABV 15.3%
Format 6x75cl
Packaging Non-Original Case
Duty Status In Bond
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
Availability 3 cases

98 Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate (August 2015)

A step up from the Grenache, the blockbuster-styled 2012 Syrah Stock checks in as a blend of 84% Syrah, 7% Grenache, 6% Petit Sirah, and the rest Viognier and Mourvedre, that was fermented with 32% whole clusters and aged in just over half new French oak. It offers stunning notes of blackcurrants, cassis, smoked meats, ground pepper and wild herbs to go with a full-bodied, unctuous, layered, yet always graceful and elegant feel on the palate. Nicely structured, with perfect overall balance, it still has the open-knit character of the vintage, yet has plenty of underlying structure, which at the moment is slightly hidden by the wine's lavish fruit.

It will be better in 2-3 years, and have two decades of overall longevity.

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96+ Antonio Galloni, Vinous (August 2015)

The 2012 Syrah Stock has come together beautifully since I last tasted it a year ago. In particular, the Stock seems to have gained a measure of focus and precision I did not see back then. The inclusion of 32% whole clusters is felt in the wine's floral, savory aromatics and overall sense of freshness.

The spherical, creamy finish alone is simply stunning. This is a fabulous showing. The 2012 is 84% Syrah, 7% Grenache, 6% Petite Sirah, 1% Mourvèdre and 2% Viognier, done with 32% whole clusters. The wine spent about 21 months in French oak, 52% new. Vineyard sources are 47% Eleven Confessions, 27% Cumulus, 17% Third Twin and 9% White Hawk.

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