Fine Wine Auction

February 27, 2016

LOT 411
SINE QUA NON THE LINE 2008
  • SINE QUA NON THE LINE 2008

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SINE QUA NON THE LINE 2008

California.

2008 The Line: This wine was just released in April of this year, and is a blend of 87.5% Grenache, 11% Syrah, and 1.5% Viognier, with 21% whole clusters used in the Grenache component. Seventy-eight percent of it came from the 11 Confessions Vineyard and the balance from Bien Nacido and the White Hawk. It is no measly wine at 15.5% alcohol, but it displays extraordinary berry fruit and kirsch notes intermixed with lavender and other floral components. Intense, full-bodied, voluptuously textured, and stunningly pure, with no real noticeable oak (21% new French oak was used, most of it the larger demi-muids), this beauty has put on weight and is showing additional complexity since I first tasted it. Anticipated maturity: now-2023. 98 WA


Note:
PER LOT 3 BTS

Estimate: $1,600—1,800

Realised: $1,968
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

About artist/note:

PER LOT 3 BTS