Sine Qua Non Dirt Vernacular Grenache 2016 - Carlo Russo Wine & Spirit World
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Sine Qua Non Dirt Vernacular Grenache 2016

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Sine Qua Non Dirt Vernacular Grenache 2016
$399.99
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$349.99

SKU 09988

750ml

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Category Red Wine
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Region California
Brand Sine Qua Non
Alcohol/vol 18%
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Wine AdvocateThe 2016 Grenache Dirt Vernacular wafts from the glass with heady aromas of kirsch, plums and Griotte cherries that mingle with nuances of sweet spice, rose petals and pepper. It saw 34% new oak (along with 53% used oak and 9% concrete), but it's hardly noticeable-much less so than in some of Sine Qua Non's debut Grenache bottlings. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, rich and chewy, with tangy acids despite its considerable power and ripeness, with a deep, layered mid-palate and a long, lusty finish. It's an eclectic blend of 78% Grenache, 11.5% Mourvèdre, 7% Touriga Nacional and 2.5% Petite Sirah that was fermented with 43% whole cluster-whole cluster being largely reserved for the Grenache component. The blend is dominated by estate fruit, but some 9% came from the Krankl's blocks at Bien Nacido Vineyard that are farmed to their specifications. 1,208 cases and 600 magnums were produced.

William Kelley, August 2018