Wine Spectator | Rating: 94A dark, rich, gutsy effort, with firm, muscular notes of dark berry, smoked meat, soy, hot brick, pepper and bacon fat. All in all, this is a striking panoply of flavors beautifully proportioned, yet it is so dense and concentrated, it's best to cellar and decant for sure. New from Manfred Krankl of Sine Qua Non. Syrah, Grenache and Roussanne.Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 96The 2008 Syrah Cumulus Vineyard is impeccably silky and refined. Dark fruit, camphor, licorice, smoke and mocha flesh out in this gorgeous, delineated wine. The 2008 impresses for its length and persistence. Today, the 2008 is more refined and elegant than when I tasted it a year ago. The 2008 is 82% Syrah, 13.5% Grenache and 4.5% Roussanne (all destemmed) that spent approximately 32 months in French oak.Author: Antonio Galloni
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 121 bottles owned
- 33 collectors