ITEM 19965

2002 Sine Qua Non Just For The Love of It (Syrah) Central Coast

$1,199.98

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Wine Rating:

100WA

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: 100 points

A dead-ringer (at least aromatically) for Guigal?s single vineyard Cote Rotie La Mouline, the 2002 Just For The Love of It is the greatest California Syrah I have yet tasted. A one-thousand case blend of 96% Syrah, 2% Grenache, and 2% Viognier, it is nearly equal parts Alban, Bien Nacido, and Stolpman fruit with a small amount from both Shadow Canyon and White Hawk. It boasts a provocative perfume of creme de cassis, toast, blackberries, licorice, barbecue spice, and exotic floral scents. Extremely full-bodied, with fabulous intensity, great purity, awesome length, and a finish that lasts over a minute, this classic is a must purchase. Already accessible, it will drink well for 10-15 years.

Review Date: August 2004