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Rattrapante Eleven Confessions Estate Grenache

Still slightly tannic so not quite a 10 yet, but has the ability to get there with age. — 10 days ago

Shay, David and 3 others liked this

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Mr. K The Straw Man Brander Vineyard Sémillon 2006

While fairly developed this showed a very complex and unique nose.
I don’t think it is for everyone but hit high with me.
— 24 days ago

Shay, Daniel P. and 3 others liked this

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Piranha Waterdance Syrah

Chocolate and inky puréed blackberry on the nose. The palate holds the same profile but with smoked fat and freshly tilled wet dirt. All delivered on a bed of supple tannins. What an outstanding wine. — a month ago

Jim McCusker
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Jim, Iwan and 21 others liked this

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A Cappella Pinot Noir

Smoke earth — 5 days ago

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Touché Eleven Confessions Vineyard Estate Syrah

Sticking with my 10 rating and a great birthday wine! — 9 days ago

Shay, David and 3 others liked this
David Barsky

David Barsky

Great Birthday wine!

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Le Supplément Eleven Confessions Vineyard Estate Syrah 2013

Wine night with the boys...
— 15 days ago

Ron, Shay and 3 others liked this
Ron R

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The “boys” are getting after it!! Very nice.
Bryan Kesting

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@Ron R: That was a fun evening!

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Shakti Grenache Blend 2014

Will be better in 4-5 years...but is utterly fantasic. — a month ago

Dave Harris
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Shay, Connor and 16 others liked this

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Atlantis Fe2O3-1a Syrah

Cherry, plum - wow - what an amazing Syrah! — a month ago

Monica Smaltz
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Trouver l'Arène Syrah 2015

Greg Ballington
9.7

Deep ruby red. Decanted for almost 4 hours. Powerful nose with olives, black bramble berries, tar, baking spices and gravel. Heavy tannins (7.5/10) and full bodied. Layered palate with black currants, black olives, a touch savory, herbs, cinnamon and a little dark bit of dark crushed gravel. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2038. (97+)

One of my favorite Syrah based wines for sure. This 2015 is made up of 80.5% Syrah, 7% Petite Sirah, 7% Mourvèdre, 3.5% Viognier and 2% Grenache. The fruit comes from three of the four estate vineyards: 37% The Third Twin, 36% Eleven Confessions and 27% Cumulus. Fermented separately with around 34% whole bunches and then aged for 22 months in a mix of new and used French oak barrels. Thank you Drew for givining this some extra decant time for us!

$$$$$ - Purchased at RARE Steakhouse in Washington, DC for Restaurant week for $165.00, yes that is the price. Average retail is around $364.00.

— a month ago

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Better late than never 😃 Many happy returns to your dad!!! 🎈🍷
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Nice going young man
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@Greg Ballington Cheers 🍷

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Ode to E Assortment Syrah Grenache Blend

2004 Sine Qua Non "Ode to E" Central Coast Grenache.
Gearing up for a major snowstorm here in Chicago. A great reason to pull the cork on greatness. On one of the best Grenache wines I’ve ever tasted. Heck, maybe THE best. If not first in it’s class, it definitely doesn’t take long to call the roll. Certainly one of my favorite wines, period. I love everything about it including the label: “A Love Forever In Bloom, Face With Tracks Of Life’s Attacks, Tattooed Scars Of History, Weathered Crust, Full Of Lust For That Rose Of Love For E.” The wine? The nose is a dreamy aromatic symphony of roses and raspberry compote. Also incense, pepper, graphite and a touch of smokey something off in the background somewhere. Beautiful. The palate is blast of sweet dark berry liqueur with that pepper and Asian spice creeping in on the backside. So lush. So complex. The finish? Intense, rather spicy and never ending. Never ending! As with all things Krankl, mind boggling balance between depth, complexity, raw power and utter weightless elegance. Simply put: Perfect. However you choose to define it. I think my favorite definition of perfection is from Coach Gary Gaines: “Being perfect is about being able to look your friends in the eye and know that you didnt let them down because you told them the truth. And that truth is you did everything you could. There wasnt one more thing you could've done.” Well Manfred can certainly look us all in the eye on this one!
— a month ago

Jeff, Dick and 23 others liked this
Jim McCusker

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@Roman Sukley, we’re not going to get hit as hard here in East Lansing, but anytime you crack open one of Manfred’s wine is a great day. Cheers!
Joseph Barsky

Joseph Barsky

It is a blend of 88% Grenache, 10% Syrah, and 2% Viognier and we loved it. Brought it to Kauai and were in heaven opening this after our couples massage at Hanalei Day Spa Lomi Lomi on the beach in a grass hut. Enjoyed at Mediterranean Gourmet Restaurant nearby. On the label he’s holding a yellow flower. Ode to E Syrah holds a red flower. To quote the Good Rats, “Yellow flower-I love you!”
Joseph Barsky

Joseph Barsky

Oops, appears I got my colors reversed. We brought both on this trip and we couldn’t decide which we liked better.