2005 Sine Qua Non Grenache Atlantis Fe203-2a California
Producer: Sine Qua Non Style: Red Wine Grape Type:Grenache Origin:California Region: Other California
95 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2008
($115; includes 7% syrah; 16.1% alcohol) Inky purple. An expansive, seductive bouquet features smoky red and dark berries, orange peel, sandalwood incense and white pepper. Shockingly energetic, offering vivacious, pinot-like red berry and exotic floral pastille flavors. Silky tannins add shape but are instantly absorbed by the succulent fruit. Becomes spicier on the finish, which is remarkably fresh, precise and persistent. As gorgeous as this wine is right now I have no doubt that it will reward patience.
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One of the more versatile red grapes in the world, Grenache thrives in southern France and Spain (where it is known as Garnacha). Ranging in style from light and fruity to deep, brooding and intense; the grape also suits a variety of ambitions: Grenache can be used in inexpensive wines that offer immediate satisfaction, but it is also successful... Read More »
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