2004 Sine Qua Non Poker Face
"The recently released 2004 Poker Face (96% Syrah, 2.5% Mourvedre, and 1.5% Viognier) comes from the Eleven Confessions, White Hawk, Alban, Bien Nacido, and Alta Mesa vineyards. Boasting classic blackberry, creme de cassis, charcoal, acacia flower, and subtle background toasty oak notes, it possesses a fabulous texture, beautiful richness and purity, and a finish that lasts nearly a minute. It is a wine of enormous richness, multiple dimensions, and unreal purity. Although approachable, it benefi...
International Wine CellarGlass-staining violet. The nose offers an exotic, room-filling array of black and blue fruits, fresh flowers, incense and minerals. Deep black raspberry and candied cherry flavors are complicated by smoked meat and graphite, with silky tannins adding support. Gains sweetness and weight with air, finishing with serious grip and expanding fruit. Remarkably deep and pure: a syrah with stunning clarity and great sex appeal.