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2008 Sine Qua Non Grenache The Duel Sta. Rita Hills
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2008 Sine Qua Non Grenache The Duel Sta. Rita Hills

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

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95 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2012

(82% grenache, 14% syrah, 2% viognier and 2% roussanne all from the Eleven Confessions vineyard; fermented with 32% whole clusters; 15% new oak and 15.8% alcohol):  Opaque purple.  Blackberry, blueberry, incense and potpourri on the heady, powerfully scented nose.  Offers a wild array of dark fruit and floral flavors, with intense spiciness and a lush, velvety texture.  This wine completely stains the palate yet comes off as shockingly lithe, with the sweet, spicy finish featuring fully absorbed tannins.

92 Points | Wine Spectator
97 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Grenache (aka Garnacha)

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...
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