In my humble opinion, SQN produces some of the best -if not the best- Grenache and Syrah based wines in the new world. And, they can easily duke it out with the best of the Rhone valley.
Yes, you must love big, fruit forward wines with high alcohol content (15.8% on this wine). But, you get rewarded by a balanced wine with several layers tastes and textures.
Enough of the waxing eloquent . . . this is my first posting on this portion of the forums, so excuse any missteps . . . here goes with the tasting notes:
COLOR: Deep Dark Purple
TASTE PROFILE: Stong tobacco notes. Deep dark ripe cherry undertones and some sense of spice in the background. I can't quite put my finger on the spice-notes and actually went to my spice cabinet to see if I could find an equivalent . . . coriander is the closest I have come, but the spice notes are more in the direction of middle-eastern spices. Again, I'm not great with the spice match here, so take that with a grain of salt