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2012 Sine Qua Non Stein Grenache

Light label condition issue

Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery; Consignor is original owner

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RATINGS

96-99The Wine Advocate

...offers awesome purity and freshness in its black raspberry, cassis, ground herbs, white pepper and licorice-driven bouquet. The palate follows suite and is full-bodied, deeply concentrated and layered...

95-97Vinous / IWC

Dark red cherries, plums, spices and leather wrap around the palate. Vivid, sensual and layered to the core, impresses for its textural depth and finessed, silky tannins. This is a fabulous showing, not to mention a wine of exceptional...

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, Grenache

One of the most popular red varieties planted, it ripens late and prefers hot dry climates. It probably originated in Spain, where it is still widely grown. Grenache is best known for its use in Southern Rhone wines, including those of Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

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