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Lot #920. Sine Qua Non Eleven Confessions Vineyard Touché / Rattrapante Box Set 2012

Description: Sine Qua Non Syrah Estate Eleven Confessions Vineyard Touché 2012
Consists of 3 Bottles, 0.75L
[Score: WA 100]

Sine Qua Non Grenache Estate Eleven Confessions Vineyard Rattrapante 2012
Consists of 3 Bottles, 0.75L
[Score: WA 100]
Packaging: OWC.
Score: 100 WA.
"A perfect wine any way you look at it, the 2012 Grenache Rattrapante comes all from the Eleven Confessions Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills and spent 33 months in 27% new French oak. My notes start - and end - with “Wow.” Giving up tons of black raspberries, peppery herbs, licorice, dried flowers and cured meats, it’s a massively concentrated, rich and layered Grenache that somehow manages to stay graceful, lively and fresh on the palate. There are roughly 800 cases of this elixir and any Grenache lover should do their best to latch onto a bottle (or two). It’s also worth noting that this cuvee saw 26% whole clusters, which is a small change from past vintages . . . . Lastly, the utterly perfect 2012 Syrah Touche reminds me of a great vintage of Guigal’s Cote Rotie La Landonne. A blend of 93% Syrah, 5% Petite Sirah and 2% Viognier, all from the Eleven Confessions Vineyard in the Sta. Rita Hills, it spent 40 months in 78% new French oak. Deep, concentrated, full-bodied and layered, with a multidimensional texture and to-die-for notes of camphor, cured meats, violets, smoke and assorted dark fruits, this beauty has fine, perfectly ripe tannin and blockbuster length. Give it 3-4 years and drink over the following two decades." Wine Advocate #160, Aug 2016
Provenance: The Ormeau Cellar
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $2,000


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