2018 Sine Qua Non Grenache Eleven Confessions Vineyard
Cépage: Grenache (84%); Syrah (9%); Petite Sirah (6%); Viognier (1%)
Size: 750 ml
Rating(s): 99 (RP); 100 (JD)
" The 2018 Grenache Eleven Confessions Vineyard comes all from the estate vineyard located on the eastern side of the Sta. Rita Hills and is even more Grenache-dominated. Aged a whopping 38 months in 52% new barrels, it has an insane bouquet of black raspberries, herbes de Provence, violets, mulled cherries, sandalwood, and new leather. As complex and nuanced as they come, this full-bodied beauty has awesome purity of fruit, a layered, balanced mouthfeel, sweet, fine-grained tannins, and a great, great finish. It's one of those wines that makes you run out of adjectives. One of the finest examples of Grenache to pass my lips, give it 2-3 years and enjoy over the following two decades."
Jeb Dunnuck (JD) - 08/22