|Brand||Sine Qua Non|
|Oak Treatment||French oak|
|Total Varietal Composition %||89.7% Syrah, 4.6% Grenache, 2.5% Petite Sirah and 3.2% white Viognier|
It was painted with 89.7% Syrah, 4.6% Grenache, 2.5% Petite Sirah and 3.2% white Viognier. Here we fermented with 44.9% of the fruit whole cluster (unusual that we have more on Syrah than Grenache, but the nose and palate said to do it) and 82% new French Oak was employed to make this stud suave enough to chaperon that gorgeous Grenache majesty. Clearly and maybe expectedly there is nothing wimpy going on here. But this is the ultimate, reliable, responsible gentleman. The wine has tons of fruit, but is not a "fruit- bomb" in the derogatory sense. The wine is loaded with muscle, but is not an oaf. The wine has lots to tell, but does not coyly or artificially whisper and is not a show-off either. You have to pay attention to get it all, but if or when you do, you'll be delighted that you started the process and that you know enough about wine to tell the difference. Just a complete, detailed wine.