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2011 Sine Qua Non - Syrah Dark Blossom

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA /
  • 99 WA
  • 96 IWC
  • Variety
    Syrah

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SKU: 418862-2011-750-1A
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 99

    The 2011 Syrah Dark Blossom showed even better from bottle than barrel. A blend of 84% Syrah, 8% Grenache, 4% Petite Sirah and the rest Roussanne and Petite Manseng, this beauty was fermented with 17% whole clusters and aged in equal parts new and used French oak. One of the shining successes in the vintage, it's a full-bodied, concentrated and layered Syrah that has awesome aromatics of blackcurrants, Peking duck, pepper, licorice and charcuterie in its seamless, thrillingly pure profile. As with Manfred's other 2011s, the tannins are certainly present, yet they're sweet, polished and have no hard edges. Give this beauty 2-3 years in the cellar and enjoy bottles through 2031.
    Author: Jeb Dunnuck
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 96

    The 2011 Syrah Dark Blossom is dark, mysterious and wonderfully inviting. Black fruit, savory herbs, leather and spice meld together in a deep, dense wine that is constantly changing in the glass. Savory overtones add intrigue. The firm, muscular 2011 tannins are going to need time to soften. Readers lucky enough to find the 2011 can look forward to years of thrilling drinking, - Antonio Galloni
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Author: Mike N296
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Amazingly good, and still likely on its upswing, with tannins still integrating. Loads of syrah fruit and character, all improving with a bit of decant time.
    Author: afikes

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 892 bottles owned
  • 171 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 95
    (Out of 171 collectors)