Sine Qua Non Cumulus Vineyard #11 'Next of Kyn' 2017, 750ml

$430.50

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"This cuvée comes entirely from the Krankl’s “home” vineyard—the Cumulus vineyard in Oak View, just south and inland from Santa Barbara, on the road to Ojai. There are now just over 12.5 acres planted at Cumulus. The first plantings of Syrah, Grenache and Roussanne took place in 2004. A little more Grenache was planted in 2005. Then in 2008, small blocks of Petite Manseng, Syrah, Touriga Nacional, Mourvedre and Petite Sirah were added, including 3.5 acres on its own roots. The 2017 Cumulus Vineyard No. 11 is composed of 48% Syrah, 24.8% Grenache, 10.6% Petite Sirah, 12.7% Mourvèdre, 2.2% Petit Manseng and 1.7% Roussanne, using 23% whole clusters. It spent around 33 months in French oak barrels, 68% new. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the nose begins with delicate savory notes of black olives, Indian spices, cracked black pepper and charcuterie, giving way to a core of fruitcake, preserved plums, menthol and tobacco leaf. The full-bodied palate is completely coated with dense black fruit preserves and exotic spices, supported by soft, rounded tannins and a lively backbone, finishing long with impressive restraint and refinement." WA 97+