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2007 Sine Qua Non Dangerous Birds Estate Syrah (Woman Label)

Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased upon release

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RATINGS

98The Wine Advocate

...seamless, show stopper of the highest level. The fruit is decidedly opulent in the 2007... ...impeccable, eternal finish rounds things out in style...

95Wine Spectator

Starts out sleek and elegant, with a subtle mix of charcoal, smoke, dried berry, mocha, coconut and subtle pomegranate notes that are at times explosive yet restrained, leading to a long, rather amazing, finish.

95Vinous / IWC

Powerful blackberry and cassis fruit aromas are complicated by licorice, woodsmoke and exotic Asian spices. Juicy, concentrated and sharply focused, with impressive intensity to its pure dark berry and spice flavors.

REGION

United States, California, South Coast, Santa Barbara County, Santa Rita Hills

Santa Rita Hills AVA in northern Santa Barbara County was granted appellation status in 2001. Located between the towns of Lompoc and Buellton, it has a total area of 30,720 acres with 2,700 vineyard acres. The area is considered a cool climate for vineyards, so vineyards are most often planted with the cool-weather grapes Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The hills in the western part of this appellation are directly exposed to the Pacific Ocean, meaning that maritime winds and fog make the western edge of the Santa Rita Hills AVA particularly cool. The Sanford & Benedict Vineyard planted in 1971 was the first vineyard in the district and is still considered one of the best.

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.

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