Sine Qua Non Female Grenache 2013
Sine Qua Non is the creation of pioneering winemaker, Manfred Krankl, and is a world-famous cult winery revered for producing miniscule quantities of unique Rhône-inspired wines from some of the greatest vineyards across the Central Coast. From the utterly sensational 2013 vintage, ‘Female’ is a blend of 78% Grenache, 19% Syrah and 3% Mourvedre sourced from the Eleven Confessions, Cumulus, Third Twin and Bien Nacido vineyards. It leaps from the glass was incredible scents of black raspberry, cherry, dried flowers, smoked herbs and anise. Though typically full-bodied, opulent and seamlessly balanced, there is perhaps a shade more tannin in this release which will easily allow it to be cellared for the next 10-15 years.