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Sine Qua Non, Heart Chorea, Syrah 2002 (2 MAG)

Estimate:

4,000 - 5,500 USD

The Park B. Smith Cellar, Celebrating California

Sine Qua Non, Heart Chorea, Syrah 2002 (2 MAG)

Sine Qua Non, Heart Chorea, Syrah 2002 (2 MAG)

Estimate:

4,000 - 5,500 USD

Sine Qua Non, Heart Chorea, Syrah 2002


WA 99

"SQN’s Syrahs are dynamite. In 2001, Krankl began to experiment with a limited production Syrah aged over 40 months in new oak (a la Marcel Guigal’s famous Cote Roties - La Mouline, La Landonne, and La Turque). The second rendition of this cuvee, the 2002 Heart Chorea, is a Cote Rotie-like blend of 95% Syrah and 5% Viognier. Most of the fruit comes from the Alban and White Hawk vineyards. The opaque purple-colored 2002 Heart Chorea possesses extraordinary levels of concentration, intensity, and subtle nuances, a fabulous nose of charcoal, acacia flowers, creme de cassis, blackberries, pain grille, and espresso roast. Opulent, full-bodied, and super-intense, but neither heavy nor out of balance, it is unfortunate that production of this unreal Syrah is less than 100 cases." (8/06)

2 mags (cn)


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