This comes from the son of the owner of Sine Qua Non Wines, but Nikolas Krankl is making excellent wines that stand on their own.  This is a blend of 93% Syrah, 2% Grenache, 2% Mourvedre, and 3% Roussane.  Inky purple in color, opaque and bright.  The nose is great with black raspberries, roasted meats and herbs, and black pepper.  Lovely, slightly viscous texture.  This is a big, ripe wine but it is not heavy or plodding.  Delicious black raspberry fruit with black pepper and a gamey note on the palate.  Lots of energy and acidity.  Long finish.  This is still very young but for those who enjoy this style, it is drinking well already.  It should drink well for another twelve to fifteen years.  Great on its own, it will need big food if enjoying soon.  It will stand up well with a spicy chili.  It comes in a squat attractive bottle, but that does make it difficult to store depending on cellar configuration.  


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