|Brand||Sine Qua Non|
|Oak Treatment||59% new French oak|
|Total Varietal Composition %||82.4% Syrah, 7.8% Petite Sirah, 5.2% Mourvèdre, 2% Grenache|
The 2017 Syrah No Name Yet looks to be another magical wine from this estate, which has produced an incredible number of truly profound wines over the coming 10-15 years. Made from 82.4% Syrah, 7.8% Petite Sirah, and the rest Mourvèdre, Grenache, Viognier, and Petit Manseng, it will spend 23 months or so in 59% new French oak. My notes are sprinkled with a few expletives, but it does everything right, offering incredible purity of fruit, notes of white flowers, cured meats, spice box, and blackcurrants, full-bodied richness, and a seamless texture. It shows the pretty, perfumed, ripe style of the vintage yet is flawlessly balanced. The 2017s have a touch of the 2015 structure and austerity, so plan on 4-5 years of bottle age.
98-100 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Oct 2019)