2017 Sine Qua Non Grenache The Gorgeous Victim
Region: Central Coast
Cépage: Grenache (76%); Mourvedre (10%); Syrah (9%); Petite Sirah (4%); Viognier (1%)
Size: 750 ml
Rating(s): 98 (RP); 98 (JD)
" Deep garnet-purple in color, this wine has a very serious nose of game, fertile soil, crushed rocks and new leather over a wonderfully pure, well-defined core of crushed black cherries and ripe blackberries with wafts of unsmoked cigars and Sichuan pepper. Full-bodied, rich, concentrated and built like a brick house, it has a solid backbone of firm, finely grained tannins and great acidity, finishing long and mineral laced."
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