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2020 Sine Qua Non Distenta II Syrah

France Direct
Expected Arrival:
10 weeks from purchase date

Removed from a subterranean wine cellar; Purchased from a private collector

2 available
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France Direct
Expected Arrival:
10 weeks from purchase date

Removed from a subterranean wine cellar; Purchased from a private collector

3 available
Bid *

Removed from a subterranean, temperature and humidity controlled residential cellar; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

3 available
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Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased direct from a distributor; Consignor is original owner

3 available
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Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit

3 available
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Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit

2 available
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Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit

4 available
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Removed from a professional wine storage facility

3 available
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Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased upon release; Consignor is original owner

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at retail

6 available
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Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

6 available
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Removed from a professional wine storage facility

8 available
Bid *

Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar

6 available
Bid *

Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

2 available
Bid *

Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased direct from winery

8 available
Bid *

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

2 available
Bid *
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RATINGS

97-99The Wine Advocate

..."I like whole cluster less on Syrah," Manfred Krankl explains. "It can be more herbal. But these 2020s are much more fleshy and unctuous, so it shows better." Opaque purple black in color, it features aromas of cassis and blueberries, charcuterie, lavender and coffee beans, changing continually as it spends time in the glass. The full-bodied palate boasts tremendous floral perfume, a frame of rounded tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and fragrant...

97-99Jeb Dunnuck

Tons of red, blue, and black fruits as well as peppery herbs and liquid violet-like nuances emerge... ...full-bodied, concentrated, remarkably balanced... ...based on 83% Syrah, 7.5% Grenache, and the rest Mourvèdre, Petite Sirah, Muscat, and Petit Manseng. I love its mid-palate, it has ripe, sweet tannins, and a gorgeous finish. It's unquestionably a brilliant wine in the making.

96-98Vinous / IWC

...turned out beautifully. Rich and ample, with tremendous depth, the 2020 dazzles from start to finish. Black cherry, plum, licorice, incense and mocha all meld together effortlessly. The 16% whole clusters are present, but nearly buried by the sheer richness of the fruit. Dollops of Muscat and Petit Manseng (instead of Roussanne) add an exotic flair. It's a stunning 2020...

REGION

United States, California, Central Coast

Central Coast AVA is a huge wine producing area that extends from Santa Barbara County in the south to San Francisco in the north. With more than 100,000 vineyard acres, it includes parts of six counties near the Pacific Ocean. Nearly 20 smaller AVAs lie within the Central Coast AVA. Central Coast earned appellation status in 1985. Included in the appellation are parts of the counties of Contra Costa, Monterey, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz. Nearly every grape varietal grown in California is grown somewhere in the Central Coast AVA, though Chardonnay accounts for nearly 50% of the entire wine grape crop.

TYPE

Red Wine, Syrah (Shiraz)

This grape is grown in milder climates and produces a medium-to full-bodied wine. It is also known as Shiraz, but should not be confused with Petit Sirah, which was developed by crossing Syrah with Peloursin.