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2011 Sine Qua Non Grenache Dark Blossom
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93-95 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2013

(includes 12.5% syrah, 11.5% mourvedre and 1% roussanne; 15.75% alcohol):  Deep ruby.  Highly aromatic scents of black raspberry, dried cherry, smoky minerals and potpourri.  Dense, lush and sweet, with spicy dark berry, bitter chocolate, herb and licorice flavors complemented by candied violet.  Impressively rich but shows plenty of energy thanks to intense minerality and spiciness.  Finishes very long, with firm but ripe tannins and echoing florality.  The majority of the fruit here was grown in the Krankls' Cumulus and Krankls' Eleven Confessions vineyards; 3% of the grenache came from the Bien Nacido vineyard.

96-98 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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