2006 Grenache Raven Series

Sine Qua Non

97Average Score
flagCalifornia / United States

(includes 10% syrah) Opaque violet. Complex bouquet of cassis, blueberry and pipe tobacco, complicated by smoky Indian spices and dried rose. Expansive and open-knit, offering sweet dark berry preserve flavors and complementary notes of candied flowers and fruitcake. The smoky element gains strength on the finish, which is long, energetic and refreshingly mineral-driven. This is remarkably lithe for such power; I underestimated its potential last year. Includes 94% estate fruit, vinified with 25% whole clusters. Nov 2009, www.vinous.com

Josh Raynolds    Score: 95/100

12x75cl-0 Immediate | 2 Marketplace£4,585.00
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