2015 Sine Qua Non Syrah M
Region: Central Coast
Cépage: Syrah (91%); Petite Sirah (4%); Grenache (3%); Viognier (2%)
Size: 750 ml
Rating(s): 99 (RP); 99 (JD)
" Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2015 Syrah M starts off a little closed, slowly unfurling to show layer upon layer of savory notes: peppered salami, woodsmoke, marmite and black olives, beneath a profound core of preserved plums, blueberry coulis and Chinese five spice with fragrant touches of fenugreek, Sichuan pepper, crushed rocks and mossy bark. Exquisitely textured with firm, rounded tannins, the taut, full-bodied, muscular fruit is laced with seamless freshness, finishing with fantastic persistence. This is a Syrah for the long haul!"
Lisa Perrotti-Brown (RP) - 06/19