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Sine Qua Non Eleven Confessions Syrah 2019

$408.95
15.90% /
750ml /
Vintage: 2019
  • WA 99
  • JD 99
  • VIN 99
  • WI 100
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    The Sine Qua Non Eleven Confessions Syrah 2019 is a masterpiece from the esteemed Sine Qua Non winery, showcasing the winemaking brilliance of Manfred Krankl. Located in Sta. Rita Hills, this vineyard produces wines that are not just beverages but works of art. This particular vintage, the Sine Qua Non Eleven Confessions Syrah 2019, is a testament to the winery’s commitment to excellence and innovation.

    From the moment you pour it into a glass, the Sine Qua Non Eleven Confessions Syrah 2019 captivates with its deep garnet-black color, signaling the rich and complex experience that awaits. The aroma is a fascinating blend of spices and incense, underpinned by a hearty base of plum jam and blueberry pie. Accompanying these primary scents are hints of dark chocolate, black truffles, mossy tree bark, and iron ore, creating an intricate and inviting bouquet.

    Tasting this Sine Qua Non Syrah reveals a full-bodied palate that combines density with an unexpected freshness and brightness. It’s smooth, thanks to its base of fine tannins, and leaves a memorable iron-like taste lingering on the palate. The wine is predominantly Syrah, enhanced with touches of Grenache, Petite Sirah, Viognier, and Gelber Muskateller, all harvested from the Eleven Confessions vineyard. This diverse blend contributes to its exceptional flavor profile.

    A unique aspect of the Sine Qua Non Eleven Confessions Syrah 2019 is the fermentation process. By incorporating 13% of the grapes with the stems, the wine gains added complexity and depth, enriching its character and mouthfeel. The wine is aged for 39 months in French oak barrels, 66% of which are new, adding layers of flavor and aroma. With only 968 cases and 240 magnums produced, this wine is a rare find that epitomizes the craftsmanship of Sine Qua Non winery.

    Critical acclaim for the Sine Qua Non Eleven Confessions Syrah 2019 has been overwhelming, with nearly perfect scores from major wine critics. The Wine Advocate, Jeb Dunnuck, Vinous, and The Wine Independent have all lauded this vintage for its elegance, balance, and the seamless integration of flavors and aromas. These reviews highlight the wine’s ability to evolve gracefully over the next two decades, making it a valuable addition to any cellar.

    In sum, the Sine Qua Non Eleven Confessions Syrah 2019 is not just a wine; it’s an experience. Its remarkable depth, complex flavor profile, and the skillful craftsmanship behind it place it among the top wines produced by Sine Qua Non winery. Whether enjoyed now or aged for future enjoyment, it promises to leave a lasting impression on all who taste it. The Sine Qua Non Eleven Confessions Syrah 2019 is a shining example of what the Sine Qua Non winery and its location in Sta. Rita Hills can produce, reflecting the high standards and innovative spirit that define Sine Qua Non wine.

    8 reviews for Sine Qua Non Eleven Confessions Syrah 2019

    1. Clyde Kinder

      I fell in love with the Sine Qua Non Eleven Confessions Syrah from the Sta. Rita Hills AVA. The bursts of black fruit, cherry, and blueberry are perfectly balanced and absolutely delicious!

    2. Philip Holland

      The Sine Qua Non Eleven Confessions Syrah is a symphony in a bottle! Winemaker Manfred Krankl has outdone himself with notes of blackberry, plum, and vanilla playing in perfect harmony.

    3. Donna Leggett

      The Eleven Confessions Syrah is a testament to the beautiful terroir of Sta. Rita Hills AVA. With notes of jam, cassis, and a hint of vanilla, it’s a wine that’s truly unforgettable.

    4. Laurence Nakano

      The Eleven Confessions Syrah from Sta. Rita Hills AVA is a revelation. The blend of red fruit, violet, and dark fruit flavors is exquisite and leaves you wanting more.

    5. Betsy Johnson

      The Dark Blossom Syrah is a masterpiece by winemaker Manfred Krankl. The pepper and oak flavors blend beautifully with a hint of leather, lending it a unique character.

    6. Daniel Howe

      Sipping on the Sine Qua Non Eleven Confessions Syrah, I was captivated by the rich chocolate and coffee flavors. The subtle hint of smoke makes it a memorable experience.

    7. Cynthia Backlund

      The Sine Qua Non Dark Blossom Syrah is a delight for wine connoisseurs. The bold combination of blackcurrant, black plum, and graphite is a testament to Manfred Krankl’s expertise.

    8. William Millard

      Sine Qua Non Eleven Confessions is a wine that tells a story. The tobacco, red cherry, and cream flavors unfold with each sip, encapsulating the genius of winemaker Manfred Krankl.

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    Critical Acclaim

    WA 99
    Wine Advocate
    The 2019 Syrah Eleven Confessions Vineyard is elegant and perfumed and includes 13.1% Grenache, 3.3% Petite Sirah and just a splash—0.8%—each of Viognier and Muskateller (a.k.a Muscat). It was crafted with 13% whole clusters, matured in 66% new French oak for around 39 months and was bottled in January 2022. This gorgeous Syrah opens over several days and never seems to diminish. It offers pure aromas of crème de cassis, tar, salami and ringing tones of violet. The full-bodied palate is incredibly velvety in texture, and despite its concentration and powerful style, it manages noticeable freshness and detail, with that magical violet perfume echoing across the long finish. This will develop gracefully in the cellar over the next two decades or more.
    JD 99
    Jeb Dunnuck
    A borderline perfect wine is the 2019 Syrah Eleven Confessions Vineyard, and if there was a version of Guigal's Côte Rôtie La Mouline from California, this would be it. Red and black fruits, flowery incense, iron, cured meats, spice box, and background oak all define this sensational wine, and it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a layered, ultra-fine mouthfeel, no hard edges, and a great finish. It's already just about impossible to resist yet will benefit from 4-5 years of bottle age and evolve for 20-25 years. The blend is 82% Syrah, 13% Grenache, 3% Petite Sirah, and the rest Viognier and Gelber Muskateller, aged 39 months in two-thirds new French oak.
    VIN 99
    Vinous
    The 2019 Syrah Eleven Confessions Vineyard is absolutely gorgeous. I would say it is nearly seamless, but bright acids drive a line of intensity through the fruit, lending notable freshness, tension and energy. All the elements are impeccably balanced in this magnificent, spellbinding Syrah from Elaine and Manfred Krankl. What a wine.
    WI 100
    The Wine Independent
    The 2019 Eleven Confessions Vineyard Syrah is deep garnet-black in color. A mushroom cloud of exotic spices and incense erupts from the glass, leading to a core of plum preserves and blueberry pie, plus suggestions of dark chocolate, black truffles, mossy tree bark, and iron ore. The full-bodied palate is densely packed yet remarkably fresh and bright, delivering a solid backbone of fine-grained tannins, finishing on a lingering ferrous note. I love the juxtaposition between power and vibrancy here! The blend is 82% Syrah, 13.1 % Grenache, and 3.3% Petite Sirah, with splashes of Viognier and Gelber Muskateller (a white grape - Muscat Blanc à Petit Grains), all coming from the Krankls' Eleven Confessions vineyard in Sta. Rita Hills. 13% whole cluster was incorporated into the winemaking. It was aged for 39 months in French oak barrels, 66% new, and bottled in January 2023.

    What does Sine Qua Non Eleven Confessions Syrah 2019 taste like?


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

    leather, smoke, minerals

    Red Fruit flavors of the wine

    cherry, raspberry, red fruit

    Oaky Flavors of the wine

    oak, tobacco, vanilla

    apple

    Black Fruit Flavors of the wine

    blackberry, plum, dark fruit

    Aromas and Flavors of Spices in the wine

    pepper, savory, white pepper

    Citrus notes found in the wine

    citrus, grapefruit

    cream, yogurt

    Vegetal notes found in the wine

    tomato leaf

    Floral aromas found in the wine

    violet

    Food Pairing with Sine Qua Non Eleven Confessions Syrah 2019

    Our wine experts think this Red Wine Sine Qua Non Eleven Confessions Syrah 2019 wine would be a match made in heaven with these dishes. Bon appétit!

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