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Sine Qua Non Grenache Eleven Confessions Vineyard Santa Rita Hills 2018  - First Bottle


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The 2018 Grenache Eleven Confessions Vineyard comes all from the estate vineyard located on the eastern side of the Sta. Rita Hills and is even more Grenache-dominated, checking in at close to 84% Grenache with 9% Syrah, 6% Petite Sirah, and the rest Viognier. Aged a whopping 38 months in 52% new barrels, it has an insane bouquet of black raspberries, herbes de Provence, violets, mulled cherries, sandalwood, and new leather. As complex and nuanced as they come, this full-bodied beauty has awesome purity of fruit, a layered, balanced mouthfeel, sweet, fine-grained tannins, and a great, great finish. It's one of those wines that makes you run out of adjectives. One of the finest examples of Grenache to pass my lips, give it 2-3 years and enjoy over the following two decades.

Technical Details

  • Blend84% Grenache, 9% Syrah, 6% Petite Sirah, 1% Viognier
  • WinemakerManfred Krankl
  • CountryUS
  • RegionCalifornia
  • Sub-RegionCentral Coast
  • AppellationSanta Rita Hills
  • VineyardEleven Confessions Vineyard
  • Oak52% new French oak
  • Aging/Cooperage38 Months
  • Alcohol16%

Sine Qua Non Grenache Eleven Confessions Vineyard Santa Rita Hills 2018

Grenache  |  US
JD100, WA99, VN97+

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About the Producer

Sine Qua Non has become an international sensation and one of the most collected California wines. Manfred Krankl started with a vision and a whole lot of passion and turned it into an incredible success. They now own four rather diverse Estate vineyards: Eleven Confessions in Santa Rita Hills, Cumulus in south Santa Barbara, The Third Twin in Los Alamos and Molly Aida in Tepusquet Canyon planted to head trained Mourvedre. Without a doubt SQN produces some of the most interesting wines we taste every year.