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Sine Qua Non Ventriloquist Grenache 2001 1.5L

Grenache, Central Coast, California, USA, SQN

Bottle


   SKU: CALR-000396
   Vintage: 2001
   Color: Red
   Varietal: Grenache/Garnacha
Btls Available:1
Btls in Case:6
Producer Name:Sine Qua Non
Robert Parker (RP): NR
2001 Ventriloquist: This was the only wine in the entire tasting that refused to open and fully reveal itself. It is a blend of 82% Grenache and 18% Syrah, with much of it coming from the Alban Vineyard and the balance from the Stolpman Vineyard and the Shadow Canyon Vineyard further north. I would liked to have had a crack at another bottle, but this wine came across as very tightly knit, with far higher acids, giving the wine a more austere and tart quality. It did possess some nice, attractive black fruits, damp earth, spice box and hints of licorice and pepper, but the austerity of the tannins, which seemed exaggerated by the wine’s acidic framework, made this wine pleasurable but standing out as the weakest effort from Sine Qua Non in the last decade.





 
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