Sine Qua Non

Jusqu'à l'Os Grenache

9.511 ratings
9.43 pro ratings
California, USA
Grenache
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.5

Just a few bottles from an awesome Open That Bottle Night celebration this past weekend.

All the stuffing is there, but this needs a lot more time to get there. Not as open as the ‘12 Stein. Tight and unforgiving. A powerhouse of baked mixed berry pie, iron, teriyaki, and strong coffee beans.

Just a few bottles from an awesome Open That Bottle Night celebration this past weekend.

All the stuffing is there, but this needs a lot more time to get there. Not as open as the ‘12 Stein. Tight and unforgiving. A powerhouse of baked mixed berry pie, iron, teriyaki, and strong coffee beans.

Feb 25th, 2019
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.6

Dark purplish ruby red. Layered and deep nose with tons of herbs, perfume, anise, and dark fruits. Heavy tannins (7.5/10) and full bodied. Rich and powerful finish with tons of strawberry jam, black fruit, spices and herbs. All around fantastic. Long and killer finish. Drink till 2034.

Dark purplish ruby red. Layered and deep nose with tons of herbs, perfume, anise, and dark fruits. Heavy tannins (7.5/10) and full bodied. Rich and powerful finish with tons of strawberry jam, black fruit, spices and herbs. All around fantastic. Long and killer finish. Drink till 2034.

Dec 2nd, 2018
Roman Sukley

2013 Sine Qua Non "Jusqu' à l'os" Sta. Rita Hills Grenache.
Back yet again to Manfred’s obsession with French names, this one is most apropos as I just finished watching the French Grand Prix at circuit Paul Ricard (remember the name Charles Leclerc F1 fans). And the wine’s name is spot on because this brooding bruiser of a Grenache is definitely “Bad To The Bone” alright. 79% Grenache from the 11 Confessions Vineyard along with 18% Syrah and 3% Petite Sirah, produced using 89% whole cluster and aged for around 38 months in 51% used oak, 6% new French oak and 43% concrete tanks. In the stem, deep Porsche Aubergine (one of my favorite vintage Porsche colors). Yet another in a long line of SQN “sit, swirl and contemplate” wines, this one has a highly perfumed nose of fresh raspberries, anise, spice box and freshly ground pepper. Full-throttled palate of plums, berries and that pepper, with earthy notes and toasted spices lurking in the background. Ultra-smooth tannins. Long, lingering kiss of a finish. Beautifully structured, this one takes the term “greatly concentrated” to a whole new level. Mr. Krankl definitely has a way with the finicky Grenache varietal. And yet again, his prowess as a master blender extraordinaire is on full display. Conventional wisdom says cellar, but it’s pretty darn good right now. Take a chance. Live a little!

2013 Sine Qua Non "Jusqu' à l'os" Sta. Rita Hills Grenache.
Back yet again to Manfred’s obsession with French names, this one is most apropos as I just finished watching the French Grand Prix at circuit Paul Ricard (remember the name Charles Leclerc F1 fans). And the wine’s name is spot on because this brooding bruiser of a Grenache is definitely “Bad To The Bone” alright. 79% Grenache from the 11 Confessions Vineyard along with 18% Syrah and 3% Petite Sirah, produced using 89% whole cluster and aged for around 38 months in 51% used oak, 6% new French oak and 43% concrete tanks. In the stem, deep Porsche Aubergine (one of my favorite vintage Porsche colors). Yet another in a long line of SQN “sit, swirl and contemplate” wines, this one has a highly perfumed nose of fresh raspberries, anise, spice box and freshly ground pepper. Full-throttled palate of plums, berries and that pepper, with earthy notes and toasted spices lurking in the background. Ultra-smooth tannins. Long, lingering kiss of a finish. Beautifully structured, this one takes the term “greatly concentrated” to a whole new level. Mr. Krankl definitely has a way with the finicky Grenache varietal. And yet again, his prowess as a master blender extraordinaire is on full display. Conventional wisdom says cellar, but it’s pretty darn good right now. Take a chance. Live a little!

1 person found it helpfulJun 24th, 2018
Jim McCusker

Manfred. Grenache. QED.

Manfred. Grenache. QED.

Apr 16th, 2019
Juanita

I didn't want to open one of my $35 Napa 🍷 bottles last night on a casual Monday. So opened one of Greg's. Oops! This was gifted to him. I had no idea!!!! Why would he put this in our table wine cabinet. We only have one cabinet, yes. That's bc we don't do $500!

I didn't want to open one of my $35 Napa 🍷 bottles last night on a casual Monday. So opened one of Greg's. Oops! This was gifted to him. I had no idea!!!! Why would he put this in our table wine cabinet. We only have one cabinet, yes. That's bc we don't do $500!

Nov 14th, 2018
romo

Meh.

Meh.

Apr 5th, 2018
Bill Bender

While I’m no @Roman Sukley I am a great admirer of Manfred and SQN. This was opened from mag and was the 15th wine I’d sampled that night. It was extremely tight and had not been decanted. I’m not going to rate for a number of reasons....but my guess on this is “hold” and you will be rewarded accordingly as you might expect from any of these incomparable wines. P.S. the label beckons me.

While I’m no @Roman Sukley I am a great admirer of Manfred and SQN. This was opened from mag and was the 15th wine I’d sampled that night. It was extremely tight and had not been decanted. I’m not going to rate for a number of reasons....but my guess on this is “hold” and you will be rewarded accordingly as you might expect from any of these incomparable wines. P.S. the label beckons me.

Apr 10th, 2018
Nick Apone

Nick had this a year ago

Nick had this a year ago

May 22nd, 2018
Grant Everett

Grant had this 6 days ago

Grant had this 6 days ago

May 14th, 2019
Jason Stein

Jason had this 7 months ago

Jason had this 7 months ago

Oct 11th, 2018