2006 Sine Qua Non In The Crosshairs Grenache California 750ml
100 Points Jeb Dunnuck!
A wine that started out mind blowing, and just went up from there, was the 2006 Sine Qua Non Grenache In the Crosshairs! A blend of 84% Grenache, 12% Syrah, and 4% Viognier that spent a full 32 months in French oak, it delivers an incredible drinking experience with awesome aromatics, full-bodied richness, and a lightness and purity on the palate that’s hard to come by. Gorgeous red and black fruits, licorice, and assorted spices all emerge from this beauty and it is seamless, elegant, and perfectly proportioned. Despite the extended time in barrel, there is not a trace of wood and it stays remarkably pure, concentrated, and balanced. While this beauty should continue to shine for another decade, I see no reason to hold off.