Sine Qua Non (SQN) Next of Kyn "Cumulus Vineyard" 2015 Collector OWC (3 bottles & 1 Magnum)
The 2015 Cumulus Vineyard #9 is very impressive, offering up a brooding bouquet of cassis, blackberries, charcoal and smoky plums. On the palate, it's full-bodied, richly structured and velvety, with an ample, mouth-filling mid-palate, chewy but fine-grained tannins and a deep, concentrated core of fruit. While it's a powerful, dramatic wine it's also quite reserved�like Sine Qua Non's 2015s. Krankl notes that since 2014, the blend has begun to reflect his original vision for the vineyard more closely than the earlier, Syrah-dominated releases: this year's is 45% Syrah, 22% Grenache, 16.8% Mourv�dre, 5% Touriga Nacional and 1.2% Viognier. It saw 34 months in wood, 40% of which was new. This wine will be released in Spring 2019 as part of the Next of Kyn offering, in a box that includes two bottles and one magnum of Next of Kyn #9 as well as one bottle of Touriga Nacional N�mero Um: 1,194 such boxes were produced.