Rhône Rangers & Syrah CA

2010 Sine Qua Non Stockholm Syndrome Grenache

Bottle Size: 750 ml

Rating: RP100

Year: 2010

3 in stock

The current release of the estate vineyard (a.k.a. the extended barrel-aged cuvee), the 2010 Grenache Stockholm Syndrome is an incredible effort that I couldn?t find a fault with. A blend of 75% Grenache, 22% Syrah, 2% Roussanne and 1% Viognier, all from the Eleven Confession Vineyard, it spent just under 30 months in 22% new and 78% used French oak prior to bottling. Locked and loaded, it knocks it out of the park with its cassis, licorice, smoked duck, spice-box and exotic herb-styled bouquet. The palate follows suit and while it has the expected depth and richness of the estate, it?s seamless, elegant and lively, with perfect balance, ultra-fine tannin and a finish that just won?t quit. It doesn?t get any better and count yourself lucky if you can latch onto a couple of these. It will thrill for 15-20 years.



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