Sine Qua Non

Sine Qua Non The Hated Hunter Syrah 2017


Producer, Sine Qua Non

Region, USA\California\Central Coast

Alcohol, 16.1

Varieties, Red

Closure, Cork

Character, Rich and Intense

Food pairing, Lamb


  • Syrah

Sine Qua Non The Hated Hunter Syrah 2017 (For local pickup one day in advance!)

This biodynamic Syrah from SINE QUA NON, "The Hated Hunter," showcases a rich and savory palate with flavors of dark fruit, pepper, and a hint of smoky bacon. A beautiful wine with a long finish, it's perfect for pairing with hearty dishes like braised beef or a mushroom stroganoff.

Robert Parker (Wine Advocate)

- The 2017 Syrah The Hated Hunter (first tasted last year as a barrel sample and before it had been named) is composed of 82.4% Syrah, 5.2% Mourvèdre, 7.8% Petite Sirah, 2% Grenache, 1.2% Petit Manseng and 1.4% Viognier that was fermented with 26% whole cluster. The vineyard sources are 32% Eleven Confessions, 41% The Third Twin, 25% Cumulus and 2% Molly Aida. It was aged for around 23 months in French oak, 59% new. Deep garnet-black, the nose slowly unfurls to offer a vast array of savory, earthy, meaty notes—peppered salami, black olives, charcoal, wild sage and cast-iron pan—over a core of plum preserves, Morello cherries and boysenberries with wafts of menthol, tobacco leaf, Chinese five spice and aniseed. Full-bodied, the palate reveals surprising elegance, poise and restraint, delivering a mid-palate of exotic spices and a seductively plush texture, finishing with tons of earthy nuances and an invigorating minty lift.