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The July 2018 Distinguished Cellar Auction, Part I

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Lot #361. Sine Qua Non Syrah On Your Toes 2001

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Score: 99 WA.
"In addition to these new releases, I was also able to taste through a number of older vintages, including the 2001 Albino, 2006 Hoodoo Man, 2003 The Inaugural, 2004 Ode to E, 1998 E Raised, 2001 On Your Toes, 2005 Nail in My Cranium and 2007 Syrah Dangerous Birds. To say I came away impressed would be an understatement . . . . I opted to just list my scores for the older releases as I find Bob's initial write-ups spot on . . . . The virtually perfect 2001 On Your Toes is 100% Syrah (aged 39 months in new oak) from three vineyard sources, White Hawk, Alban, and Stolpman. I have already consumed two bottles of this extraordinary wine and, amazingly, the oak is less noticeable than in SQN’s Syrahs bottled after a normal elevage of 24-26 months in wood. It boasts a gorgeous blue/purple color to the rim as well as exceptional aromas of pure creme de cassis and blackberries intertwined with acacia flowers, licorice, and delicate, subtle toast notes. In the mouth, it is pure silk. An opulent, voluptuously-textured offering that cascades over the palate with no hard edges and nothing out of place, it is a brilliant tour de force in winemaking that can be drunk now or cellared . . ." Wine Advocate #159/208, Jun 2005/Aug 2013
Provenance: The Renard Collection
Notes: Base neck, heavily cracked wax capsule fully exposing top of cork, nicked, wine stained label, signs of slight past seepage.
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $1,500


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