Sine Qua Non 'Raven No.3' Syrah (California) Rated RP 96-99 Points..

The Wine Advocate (Robert Parker) – Rated 96-99 Points
“The 2006 SQN Syrah Raven Series # 3 (93% Syrah, 5% Grenache, and 2% Viognier) is primarily from the Eleven Confessions Vineyard with small quantities from the Bien Nacido and White Hawk vineyards. It will be bottled after spending 22 months in oak casks. Aromas of sweet black and blue fruits, forest floor, lead pencil shavings, and spring flowers emerge from this remarkably elegant Syrah. With great fruit intensity, a stunning texture, and an opulent mouthfeel, this is a gentle, gracious, large-scaled wine displaying extraordinary finesse and elegance for its size. It will drink beautifully for 12-15+ years.” Issue #184 August 2009.