2013 sine qua non, female & male assortment case, california
Why We're Buying
The creativity and imagination of Sine Qua Non know no boundaries. This $500+ assortment case features a female grenache and a male syrah, hailing from prized vineyards in Ventura County, Calif. Sine Qua Non only releases a few hundred cases through its mailing list, making this investment the ultimate cult wine collectible.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Female Grenache: Showing similar to a previous bottle tasted in Colorado, the 2013 Grenache Female (78% Grenache, 19% Syrah and 3% Mourvedre) is more high toned and pretty than the 2014, with perfumed notes of black raspberries, licorice, herbes de Provence and violets. Similar on the palate to the 2014, yet perhaps with a touch more tannin, give this beauty a few years and drink it through 2033.
Female Grenache: Huge tannins wrap around a core of voluptuous fruit in the 2013 Grenache Female. Dark-fleshed fruit, graphite, spices, savory herbs and lavender are some of the signatures. Today, the 2013 is quite imposing and shut down, so readers will have to be patient. The blend is 78% Grenache, 19% Syrah and 3% Mourvèdre, done with 88% whole clusters, which is high for Sine Qua Non.