2010 Next of Kyn (Sine Qua Non) "Cumulus Vineyard No. 4" Central Coast Syrah

SKU #1155583 98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2010 Cumulus Vineyard #4 is an off-the-hook effort that showed even better than last year. Made from 44% Syrah, 32% Grenache, 12% Petite Sirah, 8% Mourvedre and 4% Touriga Nacional, it’s mostly destemmed (24% whole cluster) and aged 30 months in 30% new French oak. It boasts incredible aromatics of cassis, blackberry, white chocolate, flowers and spice-box to go with a full-bodied, incredibly pure, seamless and textured feel on the palate. Still a baby, this puppy has a long life ahead of it; give it another year or so and enjoy bottles through 2030. These latest releases from Sine Qua Non and Next of Kyn are at the pinnacle of wine, and it’s simply impossible to taste through these and not be blown away. (JD)  (8/2014)

96 points Vinous

 The 2010 Next of Kyn - No. 4 bursts from the glass with a rush of blue/black fruit, violets, lavender and mocha. A dark, sensual beauty, the 2010 possesses gorgeous energy and tension to back up the fruit, which is at times a bit bombastic. The inclusion of Petite Sirah and Touriga Nacional in the blend adds layers of complexity, nuance and structure. A crescendo of heady aromas and flavors builds on the textured finish. (AG)  (7/2014)

94 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Opaque purple. Cassis, ripe cherry, dark chocolate and a hint of black pepper on the explosively perfumed nose. Sweet, concentrated and creamy but almost shockingly lively on the palate, offering palate-coating black and blue fruit flavors and a sexy floral pastille nuance. Closes on an emphatic violet note, with superb persistence and supple tannins lending shape. (JR)  (11/2013)

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