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Sine Qua Non Distenta Syrah 2020

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15.90% /
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Vintage: 2020
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    Sine Qua Non Distenta II Syrah 2020, a red wine, uses grapes sourced from few vineyards based in the Central Coast AVA in California. Predominantly Syrah grape varietal, this wine also uses small percentage of other red grapes. The blend comprises of 82.9% Syrah, 7.5% Grenache, 3.9% Mourvadre, 3.4% Petite Sirah and 2.3% white (1.5% Muskat and 0.8% Petit Manseng, to be precise) The winemaker of all Sine Qua Non wines is Manfred Krankl. The wine was aged for around  23 months in French oak, 43% new.

    8 reviews for Sine Qua Non Distenta Syrah 2020

    1. Susie Tolbert

      High acidity, fresh, layered tannins, blueberries, bacon fat, white pepper, sweet spice. Refined, needs age. Drink 2026.

    2. Robert Wireman

      Grenache is better integrated than the angular Syrah. Both offer ripe blackberry, smoke, leather, clove, dried herbs and mineral. Young, so a few points upside.

    3. Bettie Valencia

      Sine qua non 2020: Explosive florals, blackberry, black plum, licorice, vanilla, mineral finish. 5-hour decant, fantastic with food, utterly delicious.

    4. Joanne Nesbit

      Enjoyable but less exuberant than previous years.

    5. Francisco Lockman

      Great Syrah. Decanted for 5 hours. Marionberry and cassis on the nose. Big black fruit and soft tannin on the palate. Perfect balance of alcohol and fruit.

    6. WA

      Still in barrel, the 2020 Syrah Distenta II is a blend of 82.9% Syrah, 7.5% Grenache, 3.9% Mourvedre, 3.4% Petite Sirah and 2.3% white (1.5% Muskat and 0.8% Petit Manseng, to be precise). It comes entirely from estate vineyards: The Third Twin (43%), Eleven Confessions (32%), Cumulus (21%) and Molly Aida (3%). It was fermented with 16% whole clusters and matured for about 23 months in 66% new French oak. “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.

    7. JD

      Tons of red, blue, and black fruits as well as peppery herbs and liquid violet-like nuances emerge from the 2020 Syrah Distenta II, a full-bodied, concentrated, remarkably balanced barrel sample that’s 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.

    8. VIN

      The 2020 Syrah Distenta II has 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. I tasted it from tank, fully assembled, just prior to bottling.

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    WA 97
    Wine Advocate
    Still in barrel, the 2020 Syrah Distenta II is a blend of 82.9% Syrah, 7.5% Grenache, 3.9% Mourvedre, 3.4% Petite Sirah and 2.3% white (1.5% Muskat and 0.8% Petit Manseng, to be precise). It comes entirely from estate vineyards: The Third Twin (43%), Eleven Confessions (32%), Cumulus (21%) and Molly Aida (3%). It was fermented with 16% whole clusters and matured for about 23 months in 66% new French oak. "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.
    JD 97
    Jeb Dunnuck
    Tons of red, blue, and black fruits as well as peppery herbs and liquid violet-like nuances emerge from the 2020 Syrah Distenta II, a full-bodied, concentrated, remarkably balanced barrel sample that's 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.
    VIN 95
    Vinous
    The 2020 Syrah Distenta II has 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. I tasted it from tank, fully assembled, just prior to bottling.

    What does Sine Qua Non Distenta Syrah 2020 taste like?


    Light
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    Smooth
    Tannic
    Dry
    Sweet
    Soft
    Acidic

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