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2013 Sine Qua Non Male & Female Assortment Sine Qua Non, Central Coast, California, USA

In Bond case price:
£1,600.00
Country USA
Region California
Appellation Central Coast
Producer Sine Qua Non
Vintage 2013
Type Red (Dry)
Grape Variety Syrah, Grenache
ABV 15.6%
Format 2x150cl
Packaging Original Wood Case
Duty Status In Bond
Notes 1 magnum each of Male Syrah and Female 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
Availability 1 case

98 Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate (August 2016)

Male Syrah: Like with the 2013 Grenache, I was thrilled to be able to taste the 2013 Syrah Male again (twist my arm), and it continues to impress. Giving up fabulous blackberry, bouquet garni, peppery herbs and minerality, this full-bodied, beautifully textured, concentrated and layered Syrah has ultra-fine tannin, impeccable balance and a great finish. It needs 2-4 years of cellaring and will see its 20th birthday in fine form.

98 Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate (August 2016)

Female Grenache: Showing similar to a previous bottle tasted in Colorado, the 2013 Grenache Female (78% Grenache, 19% Syrah and 3% Mourvedre) is more high toned and pretty than the 2014, with perfumed notes of black raspberries, licorice, herbes de Provence and violets. Similar on the palate to the 2014, yet perhaps with a touch more tannin, give this beauty a few years and drink it through 2033.

96 Antonio Galloni, Vinous (September 2016)

Male Syrah: Blackberry jam, mocha, chocolate and dark spices give the 2013 Syrah Male much of its deep, powerful personality. This is an especially large-scaled, ample Syrah. Today, though, the 2013 is a bit monolithic.

Time in the glass helps, but patience and time in bottle are absolutely essential here. The blend is 80% Syrah, 7% Petite Sirah, 6% Mourvèdre, 3.5% Touriga Nacional and 3.5% Viognier, done with 28% whole clusters. Interestingly, the 2013 Syrah is more expressive than the Grenache at this stage.

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96+ Antonio Galloni, Vinous (September 2016)

Female Grenache: Huge tannins wrap around a core of voluptuous fruit in the 2013 Grenache Female. Dark-fleshed fruit, graphite, spices, savory herbs and lavender are some of the signatures. Today, the 2013 is quite imposing and shut down, so readers will have to be patient.

The blend is 78% Grenache, 19% Syrah and 3% Mourvèdre, done with 88% whole clusters, which is high for Sine Qua Non.

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