Sine Qua Non Into the Dark Grenache 300cl 2004
Sine Qua Non is one of the most famous cult wineries in the world and winemaker, Manfred Krankl, is celebrated for crafting tiny quantities of unique Rhône-inspired wines from exceptional vineyards across the Californian Central Coast. This is a remarkably rare 3-litre bottling of the 2004 release, Into the Dark. It is a blend of 84% Grenache, 8% Mourvedre, 7% Syrah and 1% Viognier sourced mostly from the estate-owned 11 Confessions Vineyard. It is incredibly richly fruited with layers of cassis, black raspberry and cherry, but offers delicious savoury counterpoints of dark chocolate, woodsmoke, star anise and graphite.