Sine Qua Non Distenta II Syrah, Central Coast, 2020, 75cl

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Product description

Land: USA

Region: California

Appellation: Central Coast

Årgang: 2021

Producent: Sine Qua Non


Volume (cl): 75

Kassestørrelse: 1

Type: Red

99 /100 points

The 2020 Syrah Distenta II, bottled in late July of 2022, is beginning to tighten ever-so-slightly since I last tasted it in early 2023, although its merits as an archetypal Syrah are still on display. It incorporates fruit from all four estate vineyards: The Third Twin (43%), Eleven Confessions (33%), Cumulus (21%), and Molly Aïda (3%). It's blended with 7.5% Grenache, 3.9% Mourvèdre, 3.4% Petite Sirah, 1.5% Muscat and 0.8% Petit Manseng, was vinified using 16% whole clusters and matured for around 23 months in 66% new French oak barrels. It has a deep ruby ​​color and heart-stopping aromas of blackcurrants, violets, bitter chocolate and coffee grounds, which blossom over time into tones of prosciutto and mint. The full-bodied palate is concentrated yet nuanced with a harmonious balance of powdery tannins and refreshing acidity, and it wears its alcohol expertly. It has a long finish that hints at more savory character to come, but it will require plenty of time in the bottle. 2,000 cases and 600 magnums were made.

- Erin Brooks, Wine Advocate (August, 2023)

About this wine

Central Coast

The Central Coast wine region refers to the large, varied area of ​​California, USA, that stretches along the Pacific coast from Santa Barbara County to San Fransisco Bay. The region is known for its diversity of microclimates, soil types and wine production from a wide range of grape varieties, for example Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Zinfandel. In addition, the Central Coast is a pioneering area for sustainable and organic wine production, as many wine producers have adopted eco-friendly practices to preserve soil health and minimize environmental impact.