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2006 Sine Qua Non Syrah A Shot in the Dark Sta. Rita Hills
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2006 Sine Qua Non Syrah A Shot in the Dark Sta. Rita Hills

Producer: Sine Qua Non
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Syrah/Shiraz
Origin: California
Region: Central Coast
Appellation: Santa Rita Hills

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96 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2010

($200; includes 3.5% viognier) Inky violet. Captivating, varietally expressive nose melds cassis, boysenberry, olive tapenade, cracked pepper, licorice and Indian spices. Suave, velvety and deeply concentrated, with restrained sweetness for a wine with this much power and thrust. Firm acids give the lush dark fruit and floral flavors excellent focus. Finishes chewy, suave and very long, with velour-like tannins and strong mineral character. Really compelling wine that is shockingly approachable now.

100 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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