Founded in 1994, Sine Qua Non is hailed for producing benchmark wines from Rhone varieties. The 2017 “The Hated Hunter” Syrah is 82.4% Syrah, 7.8% Petite Sirah, 5.2% Mourvèdre, 2% Grenache and the rest a mix of white varieties that spent just over 23 months in 59% new French oak. It has an incredible nose of spice red and black fruits, ground pepper, dried flowers and sandalwood. Full-bodied, the palate is surprisingly elegant with no hard eges and a gorgeous purity of fruit.
ABV % = 15.9