2002 Sine Qua Non Just For the Love of It Syrah and More than a Number Grenache Magnum Set OWC - 100 Pts - 2 x 1500ml

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2002 Sine Qua Non Just For the Love of It Syrah & More than a Number Magnum Set OWC - 100 Pts!!

Just for the Love of it - 100 pts!
A dead-ringer (at least aromatically) for Guigal’s single vineyard Cote Rotie La Mouline, the 2002 Just For The Love of It is the greatest California...

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Varietal Syrah
Vintage 2002
Rating 100 RP - 96 RP
Bottle Size 1500ml
Bottle Quantity 2
Country USA
Region California
Location Central Coast
Producer Sine Qua Non
Locale Santa Barbara
Color Red
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2002 Sine Qua Non Just For the Love of It Syrah & More than a Number Magnum Set OWC - 100 Pts!!

Just for the Love of it - 100 pts!
A dead-ringer (at least aromatically) for Guigal’s single vineyard Cote Rotie La Mouline, the 2002 Just For The Love of It is the greatest California Syrah I have yet tasted. A one-thousand case blend of 96% Syrah, 2% Grenache, and 2% Viognier, it is nearly equal parts Alban, Bien Nacido, and Stolpman fruit with a small amount from both Shadow Canyon and White Hawk. It boasts a provocative perfume of creme de cassis, toast, blackberries, licorice, barbecue spice, and exotic floral scents. Extremely full-bodied, with fabulous intensity, great purity, awesome length, and a finish that lasts over a minute, this classic is a must purchase. Already accessible, it will drink well for 10-15 years. RP

SQN Grenache - 96 pts!
The finest Grenache based wine I have tasted from California is Manfred Krankl’s 2000 Incognito, but his 2002 SQN (80% Grenache and 20% Syrah) is nearly as good. The bulk of the grapes come from the Alban Vineyard along with significant quantities from Stolpman and Shadow Canyon vineyards. The wine spent 19 months in wood prior to being bottled with neither fining nor filtration. There are only a measly 110 cases of this nectar. Its dense purple color is accompanied by a spectacular bouquet of licorice, kirsch liqueur, black currants, earth, and notions of smoky toast in the background. A stunning wine of great intensity, multiple flavor dimensions, and a long finish, it will hit its prime in 2-3 years, and should age well for a decade or more. RP

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