Sine Qua Non

Le Supplément Eleven Confessions Vineyard Estate Syrah

9.64 ratings
9.61 pro ratings
Sta. Rita Hills, Central Coast, California, USA
Syrah
Lamb
Top Notes For
Carter Pelham

Big props to Girl and the Fig for excellent service including decanting this wine prior to our arrival.

A very extracted deep purple with no signs of Browning.

Relatively tame aromas of deep berry, baking spice, faint black pepper, juniper berry, menthol, red flower. Heady but not overtly alcoholic.

The palate is a different story. Explosive, much more tart, and red fruits. Pomegranate, cranberry, red cherries overlie the gamey, meaty, olive tapenade of Syrah. Dense, chewy, but not heavy or particularly hot. For 15.7% light on its feet. The tannins are never intrusive but provide needed structure along with surprising bright acidity. Finish just goes on and on.

An unforgettable wine that I am glad we got to experience. Not exactly my personal style but really complete and enjoyable. This wine also feels like it’s just hitting its stride.

Big props to Girl and the Fig for excellent service including decanting this wine prior to our arrival.

A very extracted deep purple with no signs of Browning.

Relatively tame aromas of deep berry, baking spice, faint black pepper, juniper berry, menthol, red flower. Heady but not overtly alcoholic.

The palate is a different story. Explosive, much more tart, and red fruits. Pomegranate, cranberry, red cherries overlie the gamey, meaty, olive tapenade of Syrah. Dense, chewy, but not heavy or particularly hot. For 15.7% light on its feet. The tannins are never intrusive but provide needed structure along with surprising bright acidity. Finish just goes on and on.

An unforgettable wine that I am glad we got to experience. Not exactly my personal style but really complete and enjoyable. This wine also feels like it’s just hitting its stride.

Oct 5th, 2021
Bryan Kesting

Wine night with the boys...

Wine night with the boys...

Feb 5th, 2019
Stanley Barrios

Stanley had this 3 years ago

Stanley had this 3 years ago

Apr 28th, 2019
Mike D
9.5

Mike had this 3 years ago

Mike had this 3 years ago

Dec 26th, 2019