Sine Qua Non

Stockholm Syndrome Syrah

9.750 ratings
9.512 pro ratings
California, USA
Syrah
Top Notes For
Aristotelis Protopapas

Head Sommelier The Savoy, London

9.7

An unbelievable SQN... The layers of concentrated fruit just promising for beautiful development , however I would not leave it to age more 13-15 years as I admire the freshness followed by the fruit forward complexity. I do not want to loose that!

An unbelievable SQN... The layers of concentrated fruit just promising for beautiful development , however I would not leave it to age more 13-15 years as I admire the freshness followed by the fruit forward complexity. I do not want to loose that!

1 person found it helpfulOct 28th, 2015
Marta Rich

Sales Calera Winery

9.4

Super concentrated, thick; white pepper, slate, dark fruit. Inky. Still youthful.

Super concentrated, thick; white pepper, slate, dark fruit. Inky. Still youthful.

Feb 19th, 2017
Brian Lamborn

Winery Operations/Partner Lamborn Family Vineyards

9.3

Such an amazing wine - youthful now... Wish I had more to try in several years from now.

Such an amazing wine - youthful now... Wish I had more to try in several years from now.

Jan 23rd, 2016
Kenneth Korsbæk

Nearly perfect, Will taste it again in 10 years

Nearly perfect, Will taste it again in 10 years

May 9th, 2015
Ki Punwar

Owner, California Wine Republic

9.4

Another Krankl boomer Syrah

Another Krankl boomer Syrah

Dec 11th, 2014
Joseph Barsky

2010 Vintage. 15.6% Alcohol. Blackberry nose and fruit. Still needs more time but may exceed the 2007 Dangerous Birds.

2010 Vintage. 15.6% Alcohol. Blackberry nose and fruit. Still needs more time but may exceed the 2007 Dangerous Birds.

Nov 23rd, 2018
John Schlechter

Syrupy perfection big bold and endless finish

Syrupy perfection big bold and endless finish

Feb 19th, 2017
Roman Sukley

Breaking out the big guns for Game 6 of the NLCS. Let's go Cubs! And, by the way, it doesn't get much better than this in the world of wine as far as I'm concerned. Sweet dark fruits, cassis, white chocolate, licorice and hints of bacon fat. Graceful. Elegant. A massive wine that remains light on its feet. A hallmark of a Manfred Krankl crafted wine. Simply unmatched.

Breaking out the big guns for Game 6 of the NLCS. Let's go Cubs! And, by the way, it doesn't get much better than this in the world of wine as far as I'm concerned. Sweet dark fruits, cassis, white chocolate, licorice and hints of bacon fat. Graceful. Elegant. A massive wine that remains light on its feet. A hallmark of a Manfred Krankl crafted wine. Simply unmatched.

Oct 22nd, 2016
Ennie Lim

30m 22% new 78% French oak.
Licorice, Cassis, smoked duck, dept and rich, ultra fine tannin

30m 22% new 78% French oak.
Licorice, Cassis, smoked duck, dept and rich, ultra fine tannin

May 29th, 2016
DAG
9.8

Provisional rating prior to decanting. After decanting it did improve but still not prefect. Maybe because @Greg Gregory is in my head. #badangel #devil

Provisional rating prior to decanting. After decanting it did improve but still not prefect. Maybe because @Greg Gregory is in my head. #badangel #devil

Mar 26th, 2016