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2014 Next of Kyn (Sine Qua Non) "Cumulus Vineyard No. 8" Central Coast Red Blend (1.5L) (Previously $700)

SKU #1345028 100 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark I rated the 2014 No 8 Cumulus Vineyard 99 points last year but found this bottle to be literally as good as it gets. Made from 38% Syrah, 33% Grenache, 16% Touriga Nacional and the balance Mourvèdre and Petite Sirah, fermented with 43% whole clusters and aged in close to equal parts new and used French oak, it offers a heavenly bouquet of black raspberries, white chocolate, exotic spices, and graphite. This flows to a full-bodied wine that has off-the-charts purity and elegance, a deep, layered, multi-dimensional texture, not a hard edge to be found, and a finish that won’t quit. The 2014s are upfront and approachable (there’s plenty of similarities to the 2016s) yet this beauty is going to cruise in the cellar on its purity, depth, and balance. It’s a true 'Wow' wine! Inner quote mark (10/2018)

98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Composed of 38% Syrah, 33% Grenache, 16% Touriga Nacional, 7% Mourvèdre and 6% Petite Sirah, using 43% whole clusters, the 2014 Cumulus Vineyard #8 has a deep garnet-purple color and slightly reticent nose to begin of black cherries, mulberries and black soil with suggestions of menthol, tobacco, incense, sandalwood and chocolate box, plus a fragrant undercurrent of violets. Firm, grainy tannins frame the full-bodied, muscular palate with stacks of flavor layers, finishing with great delineation and finesse. (LPB) 98+ Inner quote mark (9/2017)

97 points Vinous

Outer quote mark The 2014 No. 8 Cumulus Vineyard has really blossomed over the last year. Open-knit and quite accessible, the 2014 shows the somewhat linear personality of the vintage off to great effect. A rush of dark red/purplish berry fruit, mocha, new leather, menthol and spice is nicely balanced by the wine's verve and overall sense of vibrancy. This is the best showing of the 2014 yet! (AG) Inner quote mark (9/2018)

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