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2008 Sine Qua Non Syrah The Duel

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SANTA BARBARA
abv 15.6%
  • 99 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 95 IWC
  • Variety
    Syrah

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SKU: 379791-2008-750

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Total:
$445.00

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95

    (includes 6% grenache and 6% viognier; 15.7% alcohol): Glass-staining purple. Flamboyant aromas and flavors of candied black and blue fruits, violet pastille and spicecake. Stains the palate with deep fruit and spice qualities but shows surprising vivacity and clarity, picking up a lavender pastille nuance with air. Finishes sweet and very long, with resonating blue fruit notes and fully absorbed tannins.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: November/December 2012
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 99

    A prodigious effort that possesses overflowing richness and depth, the 2008 Syrah The Duel (88% Syrah, 6% Grenache and 6% Viognier, all from the Eleven Confessions Vineyard) delivers an off-the-hook drinking experience with decadent cassis, blackberry, smoked meats, crushed flowers and hints of spice all soaring from the glass. A full-bodied, unctuous Syrah that stays fresh and elegant, with vibrant acidity, it needs a solid decant if drinking anytime soon and will see its 20th birthday in fine form. Drink now-2028.
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Pure, rich and deeply flavored, this is centered around ripe, re- strained plum and blueberry flavors, with touches of spice, cedar, tobacco and crushed rock. Ends with a subtle, detailed aftertaste.
    Author: James Laube
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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 379 bottles owned
    • 116 collectors