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2005 Sine Qua Non - Syrah Atlantis Fe203-1b Syrah - USA - California - Red

USA - California

Red Syrah
Producer Notes

Manfred Krankl, an Austrian immigrant and Los Angeles restaurateur turned winemaker, is a reclusive and maniacally hard-working proprietor. His back-alley Ventura winery, dubbed the "garage d'or," has been described as "a junkyard (or the first or second level of hell)" and compared to a set from the movie "Mad Max" by Robert Parker. A true believer in radical viticulture, Krankl has worked... More »

Score
96
WS 92
WA 100
Drink Dates
WA: 2008-2023 WS: 2008-2012
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WA 100
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 177
Drink Dates 2008-2023

The perfect 2005 Syrah Atlantis Fe 203-1a,b,c is a blend of 93% Syrah, 5% Grenache, and 2% Viognier, with 25% whole clusters. Whereas the Ode to E is all from the Eleven Confessions Vineyard, this cuvee is a combination of 43% from the estate vineyard, 28% from the White Hawk Vineyard, 21% from the Alban Vineyard, and 8% from the Bien Nacido Vineyard. The good news is there are nearly 1,500 cases of this recently released offering. An extraordinarily flowery nose interwoven with scents of blueberries, blackberries, incense, and graphite soars from the glass. Although not the biggest or most concentrated Syrah Krankl has made, it is one of the most nuanced, elegant, and complex. It remains full-bodied, but builds incrementally on the palate, and comes across as elegant and delicate, especially when compared to many California Syrahs. Nevertheless, the intensity is mind-boggling, and the finish lasts for nearly a minute.

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WS 92
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2008-2012

Beefy, spicy, peppery aromas join dried berry and dried currant flavors that are intense and well- proportioned. Stays tightly focused and turns elegant, with a spicy espresso aftertaste.

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Author Jacobsen William
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Tasted On 01/02/2012

Sine Qua non is remarkable. It looks like a trendy little non-serious label not to be taken seriously. But give a bottle to a snooty wine guy friend and watch them react!

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