Sine Qua Non - The Third Twin Senora Del Tercer Gemelo 2018 (750ml)


Price: $495.00

Producer Sine Qua Non
Country USA
Region California
Varietal Red Blend
Vintage 2018
Sku 1703433
Size 750ml

Wine Advocate: 98+ Points

This is the third edition of this single-vineyard cuve from The Third Twin estate in Los Alamos as a follow-up to last year?s ?Nuestra Senora Del Tercer Gemola? but this time the core of the blend is Petite Sirah as opposed to Grenache and Mourvedre ?just to keep it fresh? said Manfred Krankl. Purchased by Elaine and Manfred in 2010 The Third Twin is a medium-warm site. The soil is almost pure sand and it is mainly planted to Syrah Petite Sirah and Mourvedre with smaller plantings of Graciano. The 2018 Nuestra Senora Del Tercer Gemolo is a blend of 63% Petite Sirah 22.1% Mourvdre 11.5% Graciano and 3.4% Viognier employing 28% whole clusters. This wine was bottled on May 20 2021 after spending 32 months in French oak 42% new. Deep purple-black colored the glass needed a fair bit of swirling to unlock this wine?s wonderfully pure scents of baked black plums blackberry pie and boysenberries leading to an undercurrent of fruitcake Indian spices unsmoked cigars and cracked black pepper. The full-bodied palate is a powerhouse of fruit bursting with black berry preserves and exotic spice layers framed with a solid line of firm ripe tannins and wonderful freshness finishing with incredible persistence and purity. This beautiful monster of a wine should be pretty much indestructible capable of cellaring for 40+ years. 449 cases were made and it is due to be released in spring 2022. Published: Aug 19 2021

Vinous: 98 Points

The 2018 Nuestra Seora del Tercer Gemelo is based on Petite Sirah this year. Rich and ample and explosive the 2018 is wonderfully exotic dense and full-throttle. Blackberry jam chocolate spice menthol and licorice are some of the notes that literally explode out of the glass. The 2018 was just bottled but is already dazzling. In the 2018 the wine is far more Petite Sirah-dominant than it has been in the past. (Drink between 2026-2038)