ITEM 100855

2002 Sine Qua Non Heart Chorea Syrah

$1,499.98

Out of stock
Wine Rating:

99WA

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

2002

Country/State

california

Wine Region

other california

Variety

syrah

Wine Producer

sine qua non

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 99 points

SQN's Syrahs are dynamite. In 2001, Krankl began to experiment with a limited production Syrah aged over 40 months in new oak (a la Marcel Guigal's famous Cote Roties - La Mouline, La Landonne, and La Turque). The second rendition of this cuvee, the 2002 Heart Chorea, is a Cote Rotie-like blend of 95% Syrah and 5% Viognier. Most of the fruit comes from the Alban and White Hawk vineyards. The opaque purple-colored 2002 Heart Chorea possesses extraordinary levels of concentration, intensity, and subtle nuances, a fabulous nose of charcoal, acacia flowers, creme de cassis, blackberries, pain grille, and espresso roast. Opulent, full-bodied, and super-intense, but neither heavy nor out of balance, it is unfortunate that production of this unreal Syrah is less than 100 cases.

Review Date: August 2006