Next of Kyn

Cumulus Vineyard No. 2 Syrah

9.76 ratings
9.51 pro ratings
Central Coast, California, USA
Syrah
Top Notes For
Bodil Martin

This is awesome wine!! Magnum. Cheers!! Merry Christmas 🎄

This is awesome wine!! Magnum. Cheers!! Merry Christmas 🎄

Dec 24th, 2018
Roman Sukley


2008 Next of Kyn (Sine Qua Non) "Cumulus Vineyard No. 2" Central Coast Syrah. Pictured next to the inaugural vintage box, and documenting my disturbing inability to remove the cork in one piece, let’s begin with a quote from Manfred regarding the genesis of the brand: “The name is in reference to the fact that it is the next closest relative to SINE QUA NON, yet it is separate and different, and with its own personality, character and style. Implied is also a dose of hopefulness, of wishful thinking, that one of our five kids will someday take it over as his or her own.” (Unless my reverse adoption petition is granted, fingers crossed). The wines all emanate from Cumulus Vineyard, the Krankls’ first true estate vineyard. Most of the Syrah is planted on own-rooted, head-trained vines. The first three vintages were essentially Syrah-based, with some Grenache and Roussanne, all done with fully destemmed fruit. The wine spends around 30 months in French oak, with around 50% new oak. This particular vintage, which might very well be my favorite, is absolutely firing on all cylinders right now on its 10th Anniversary. So good in fact, that I will be looking to pick up a few more asap. 4 hour decant. Midnight black in the stem. Darker even than the 17th Nail from a week ago. Gorgeous bouquet of freshly baked, smokey blueberry pie cooling on the windowsill next to a vase of violets and lavender. Pleasing palate of sweet black cherry compote, licorice and Asian spices with just a hint of bacon fat. Lengthy, spicy finish. Beautiful structure. Lush and concentrated. I may need to add this to my guilty pleasures list as I don’t believe this was a critical standout. At least not by Manfred Krankl standards. Maybe the experts need to revisit?



2008 Next of Kyn (Sine Qua Non) "Cumulus Vineyard No. 2" Central Coast Syrah. Pictured next to the inaugural vintage box, and documenting my disturbing inability to remove the cork in one piece, let’s begin with a quote from Manfred regarding the genesis of the brand: “The name is in reference to the fact that it is the next closest relative to SINE QUA NON, yet it is separate and different, and with its own personality, character and style. Implied is also a dose of hopefulness, of wishful thinking, that one of our five kids will someday take it over as his or her own.” (Unless my reverse adoption petition is granted, fingers crossed). The wines all emanate from Cumulus Vineyard, the Krankls’ first true estate vineyard. Most of the Syrah is planted on own-rooted, head-trained vines. The first three vintages were essentially Syrah-based, with some Grenache and Roussanne, all done with fully destemmed fruit. The wine spends around 30 months in French oak, with around 50% new oak. This particular vintage, which might very well be my favorite, is absolutely firing on all cylinders right now on its 10th Anniversary. So good in fact, that I will be looking to pick up a few more asap. 4 hour decant. Midnight black in the stem. Darker even than the 17th Nail from a week ago. Gorgeous bouquet of freshly baked, smokey blueberry pie cooling on the windowsill next to a vase of violets and lavender. Pleasing palate of sweet black cherry compote, licorice and Asian spices with just a hint of bacon fat. Lengthy, spicy finish. Beautiful structure. Lush and concentrated. I may need to add this to my guilty pleasures list as I don’t believe this was a critical standout. At least not by Manfred Krankl standards. Maybe the experts need to revisit?


Sep 15th, 2018
Paul T- Huntington Beach

About time to open this 08 mag, great even on P&P.
Still have a 12 mag to look forward too.,
The finish stays with you for 5 minutes or so, just coats your mouth with incredible flavors

About time to open this 08 mag, great even on P&P.
Still have a 12 mag to look forward too.,
The finish stays with you for 5 minutes or so, just coats your mouth with incredible flavors

Aug 25th, 2018
Jeff Natland

Very full bodied. Perfect time to drink but has a lot of life left.

Very full bodied. Perfect time to drink but has a lot of life left.

Jun 20th, 2018
Jeff Sidwell

Owner Bon! Gourmet

9.5

Jeff had this 6 years ago

Jeff had this 6 years ago

Mar 23rd, 2014
DAG
9.2

DAG had this 5 years ago

DAG had this 5 years ago

May 1st, 2015
DAG
9.8

DAG had this 6 years ago

DAG had this 6 years ago

Apr 6th, 2014