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Next of Kyn

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2010 Next of Kyn Syrah No~4 Cumulus Vineyard  (Central Coast) 97

Inky, almost black purple in color, this is all about the balance of power between waves of fruit, walls of tannin, round, opulent textures and palate staining, in your face, dark, incredibly ripe, sweet, juicy, smoky berries that just don't quit. The wine was made from a blend of Made from 44% Syrah, 32% Grenache, 12% Petite Sirah, 8% Mourvedre and 4% Touriga Nacional.

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2009 Next of Kyn Syrah No~3 Cumulus Vineyard  (Central Coast) 95

Darkly colored, this is loaded with sweet, smoky, black and blue fruits, licorice, spice and hints of flowers in the aromatics. Plush, lush, fat and juicy, while not as packed and stacked as Sine Qua Non, if you're an SQN fan, you should be digging this.

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2008 Next of Kyn Syrah No~2 Cumulus Vineyard  (Central Coast) 96

Deep in color, with strong aromas of licorice, espresso bean, black and blue fruits, smoke and vanilla bean. The wine is big, yet not over the top. Everything feels in balance, even with everything that is going on. The wine is plush, rich, sweet, long and silky. Produced from a blend of 82% Syrah, 13.5% Grenache and 4.5% Roussanne, the wine enjoys extended barrel aging, as it spend close to 32 months in French, oak barrels. This was perfect with a rare slab of grilled, Flannery beef.

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2007 Next of Kyn Syrah No~1 Cumulus Vineyard  (Central Coast) 95

From Manfred Krankl, the wine wins the most impressive packaging of the year award. The box, which houses 3 bottles and a magnum is as big as a small coffin. Once the box is open, it's time to open a bottle. Deep in color, oak, licorice, blackberry jam, fresh herbs, boysenberry and stone aromas create the perfume. Soft, supple and elegant in texture, the wine does not have the weight and density found in most vintages of Sine Qua Non. That will please some tasters and upset others. Think of it as a better, cleaner, riper and more pure expression of fruit with softer textures than Krankl's pre 2000 Sine Qua Non Syrah's. From a blend of 92% Syrah and 6% Grenache with the remainder coming from 2% Roussanne, coupled with a miniscule production of 125 cases, good luck finding any.

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