Sanguis 2014 Syrah “Bossman" 96 Points - 3 Liter


The Story: Matthias Pippig is not your everyday mainstream winemaker. He’s an “artist” in the true sense of the worth.  A creator, a dreamer, a visionary, a poet, a chef, a scientist.  Mix this all together and you have Sanguis.  Matthias moved here from Germany some 30 years ago with plans to make it big in the Rock & Roll scene.  Life took a different turn, as he had to make a living and  he eventually stumbled onto the L.A. food scene.  He worked as a waiter, and in time met Manfred Krankl, of La Brea Bakery fame, which whom he’d partner and work for several years.  Krankl, created the infamous Sine Qua Non label and that inspired Matthias to go a similar route and the rest is history.  Sanguis is not a quaffing wine, but complex and sophisticated.

Robert Parker 96 Points: "Containing just a splash of Viognier (7%), the 2014 Syrah Bossman has a deep garnet-purple color and gives a beautiful nose of baked blackberries, preserved plums and crème de cassis over nuances of violets, dark chocolate, Sichuan pepper, dried mulberries and smoked bacon. Medium to full-bodied, rich and decadent on the palate, it has a firm backbone of grainy tannins and just enough freshness supporting the black fruit and perfumed layers, delivering a long and multilayered finish. You really want to give this one another two to three years in bottle and then consider drinking it over the next 20+."


Winemaker Notes: “An eccentric gentleman, like the men of early car racing – Confidently humble, determined and patient, smart, beautiful (but not in the Hollywood or GQ sort of way), generous…probably in his mid-fifties but not the sort of 50’s that we’d find in a Viagra commercial and also not the Dos Equisman (though I like him very much).  As a wine, this just about has it all – a dark brooding core enrobed by bright and vibrant energy and an incredibly generous    manner.  It is as pure and lively an expression of Syrah as we’ve been able to coax from nature and put in a bottle – beautiful now and promising a long interesting life ahead.”


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  • Vintage: 2014
  • Winery: Sanguis