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Sine Qua Non Distenta Grenache 2021

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Vintage: 2021
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    The Sine Qua Non Distenta Grenache 2021 is an extraordinary offering from the renowned Sine Qua Non winery, crafted under the watchful eye of winemaker Manfred Krankl. This wine is a masterful blend, primarily composed of 79% Grenache, complemented by 8% Syrah, 7% Mourvadre, and a touch of Petite Sirah. Its creation is a testament to the meticulous care and passion that go into every bottle produced by the winery.

    Upon first glance, the Sine Qua Non Distenta Grenache 2021 reveals a rich and inviting color, a deep hue that hints at the complexity and depth waiting to be discovered. Its aroma is a vibrant tapestry of fresh currants, cranberries, and pomegranate juice, interwoven with the sweetness of cherries and the subtle elegance of rose and blackberry notes. This Grenache has been aged for about 23 months in 42% new French oak, a process that imbues the wine with a nuanced character and a beautifully structured finish.

    The palate of the Sine Qua Non Distenta Grenache 2021 is where its story unfolds most vividly. Each sip brings forth a bold yet refined taste profile, showcasing a symphony of ripe darker cherries and blackberries. The addition of peppery herbs, violets, and assorted floral nuances adds layers of complexity, making every tasting a unique experience. Despite being from a cooler year, this wine doesn’t shy away from delivering beautiful depth and richness, all the while maintaining a silky texture and a remarkable finish.

    Critics have showered the Sine Qua Non Distenta Grenache with praise, reflecting its exceptional quality and craftsmanship. Jeb Dunnuck awarded it 99 points, lauding its full-bodied, concentrated profile that remains pure and elegant. The Wine Independent also bestowed 99 points, captivated by its explosive nose of black cherries, raspberries, and an intriguing mix of tar, rose oil, and garrigue. The consensus among critics is clear: this Grenache is a standout, distinguished by its plush tannins, fantastic freshness, and a long, perfumed finish.

    The 2021 Sine Qua Non Distenta II Grenache, a sibling in the Distenta series, continues the winery’s tradition of excellence. Though each vintage has its unique characteristics, the commitment to quality and the expression of terroir remain constant. The Distenta III Grenache, with its complex aromatics and layered palate, is a testament to the skill of Manfred Krankl and the entire team at Sine Qua Non.

    In summary, the Sine Qua Non Distenta Grenache is not just a wine; it’s an experience. From its captivating aroma to its rich, nuanced flavor profile, it stands as a monumental achievement in winemaking. Whether you’re a seasoned oenophile or new to the world of fine wines, this Grenache promises to leave a lasting impression, inviting you to explore the depths of its character and the artistry behind its creation.

    18 reviews for Sine Qua Non Distenta Grenache 2021

    1. Oscar Segura

      Sine Qua Non Wines never disappoints. This Grenache varietal is a perfect example with its beautiful blend of chocolate and cedar notes.

    2. Dora Bulle

      Sipped the Sine Qua Non Distenta II Grenache last night. The black fruit and coffee flavors were so prominent and exquisite.

    3. Joseph Freeman

      The Sine Qua Non Distenta II Grenache is a sublime experience. The white pepper and licorice flavors add a unique twist to the rich and intense Grenache varietal.

    4. Jeffrey Batres

      A bottle of Sine Qua Non is always a treat. The Distenta Grenache, with its red fruit and raspberry notes, is a true testament to their craft.

    5. Deborah Rivera

      The Sine Qua Non winery has done it again! The Distenta Grenache is a masterpiece with its earthy, leather and stone undertones.

    6. Lenora Peebles

      The Sine Qua Non Distenta Grenache 2021 is a sensory delight. The vanilla and oak flavors are perfectly balanced, leaving a rich and intense aftertaste.

    7. Mary Johnson

      The winemaker Manfred Krankl has truly outdone himself with the Sine Qua Non Distenta Grenache. The tobacco and plum flavors are so rich and intense.

    8. Merideth Nance

      The Distenta II Grenache from Sine Qua Non is a winner. The perfect combination of chocolate and cedar makes it rich and intense.

    9. Jane Crasco

      The Sine Qua Non Wines are always a delight. The Distenta Grenache, with its blackberry and dark fruit notes, is no exception.

    10. Lorie Rufe

      Winemaker Manfred Krankl’s Sine Qua Non Distenta Grenache is a beautiful symphony of flavors. The tobacco and plum notes are just divine.

    11. Helen Reyes

      Sine Qua Non winery’s Distenta Grenache is a game-changer. The earthy and leather notes are perfectly balanced by the rich and intense taste.

    12. Thomas Graves

      The Sine Qua Non Distenta Grenache is a wine lover’s dream. The blackberry and dark fruit flavors are simply irresistible.

    13. Sandra Smith

      Sine Qua Non’s Distenta Grenache is a flavor bomb. The intoxicating blend of anise and dark fruit had me hooked from the first sip.

    14. Ryan Torres

      The Sine Qua Non Distenta II Grenache is a sensory delight. The white pepper and licorice flavors make it rich and intense.

    15. Richard White

      If you love Grenache varietal wines, the Sine Qua Non Distenta Grenache is a must-try. The vanilla and oak flavors are just phenomenal.

    16. Sean Zimmer

      Winemaker Manfred Krankl’s Sine Qua Non Distenta II Grenache is a true masterpiece. The earthy and leather notes make it rich and intense.

    17. Keila Castellanos

      The Sine Qua Non Distenta Grenache is a delightful treat. The anise and dark fruit flavors make it a perfect companion for a cozy evening.

    18. Roderick Demelo

      Sine Qua Non’s Distenta II Grenache is a flavor journey. The red fruit and raspberry notes are just brilliant.

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    Critical Acclaim

    JD 99
    Jeb Dunnuck
    Scheduled to be bottled relatively soon, the 2021 Grenache Distenta III (79% Grenache, 8% Syrah, 7% Mourvedre, and the rest Petite Sirah and a splash of white varieties) offers a full-bodied, concentrated, yet pure and elegant profile as well as gorgeous aromatics of ripe darker cherries, blackberries, peppery herbs, violets, and assorted floral nuances. From a cooler year, it still brings beautiful depth and richness, silky tannins, and a great finish.
    WI 99
    The Wine Independent
    The 2021 Grenache Distenta III is composed of 79% Grenache, 8.4% Syrah, 7.4% Mourvedre, 3.2% Petite Sirah, 1.6% Petit Manseng, and 0.4% Muscat. It was made using around 34.7% whole clusters, mainly of the Grenache, and was aged for around 23 months in French oak of various sizes, 42.3% new. The nose leaps with vivacious notes of black cherries, black raspberries, and wild blueberries, leading to suggestions of tar, rose oil, garrigue, bacon fat, and clove oil with a waft of dark chocolate. Big, concentrated, and full-bodied, the palate is jam packed with bright red berry and floral flavors, morphing into serious black and blue fruits, supported by super-plush tannins and fantastic freshness, finishing long and perfumed. The wine I tasted was a tank sample that was pulled just prior to bottling at the end of June 2023 to avoid bottle shock. 1,459 cases and 600 magnums were made.

    What does Sine Qua Non Distenta Grenache 2021 taste like?


    Light
    Bold
    Smooth
    Tannic
    Dry
    Sweet
    Soft
    Acidic
    Earthy Flavors of the wine

    earthy, leather, stone

    Red Fruit flavors of the wine

    red fruit, raspberry

    Oaky Flavors of the wine

    vanilla, oak, chocolate

    stone fruit

    Black Fruit Flavors of the wine

    black fruit, plum, blackberry

    Aromas and Flavors of Spices in the wine

    white pepper, licorice, anise

    Floral aromas found in the wine

    perfume

    Food Pairing with Sine Qua Non Distenta Grenache 2021

    Our wine experts think this Red Wine Sine Qua Non Distenta Grenache 2021 wine would be a match made in heaven with these dishes. Bon appétit!

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    • WA 97
    • JD 97
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