2018 Sine Qua Non Syrah Ziehharmonika
Cépage: Syrah (82%); Mourvedre (7%); Petite Sirah (5%); Viognier (3%); Grenache (2%); Muscat (1%)
Size: 750 ml
Rating(s): 99 (RP); 99 (JD)
" Medium to deep garnet-purple colored—WOW—perfumed black and blue fruits prance out of the glass, revealing accents of candied violets and cinnamon stick, supporting the plum preserves, blackberry compote and garrigue-scented core, plus hints of molten dark chocolate, licorice, Chinese five spice and bacon with a touch of iron ore. The densely laden, full-bodied palate is seriously showy, featuring flamboyant black fruit preserves and exotic spice layers with a solid backbone of ripe, rounded tannins and bold freshness, finishing with epic length and loads of earth, pepper and floral fireworks."
Lisa Perrotti-Brown (RP) - 08/21