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  • 2011 Sine Qua Non The Moment – USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County (6/3/2020)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about two hours.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of orange rind, persimmon, nutmeg and wet stones. Flavors of tangerine, lemon, cherry and minerals. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. I’d lean towards drink. (94 points)

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  • 2006 Sine Qua Non Grenache Raven Series – USA, California (3/5/2020)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about three hours.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of Kirsch, spice box, black berries and dried plums. Flavors of cassis, dried plums and raspberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (94 points)

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  • 2007 Sine Qua Non Syrah Labels – USA, California, Central Coast (2/9/2020)
    WIML95

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of roasted meat, cassis, white pepper, plum and a hint of violet. Rich flavors of black berries, cherries, plums an a hint of boysenberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (95 points)

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  • 2010 Sine Qua Non Grenache Five Shooter – USA, California, Central Coast (12/28/2019)
    WIML95

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of smoke, tar, plum, dark berries, cherries and potpourri. Flavors of boysenberries, plums and black cherries. Medium to bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Big wine but incredibly balanced nonetheless. Calming down a bit with age. (95 points)

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  • 2012 Sine Qua Non In the Abstract – USA, California, Central Coast (11/13/2019)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 90 minutes.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of matchstick, nutmeg, Graham Crackers and spice box. Flavors of yellow pears, creme brûlée, yellow apples and candied lemons. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (94 points)

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  • 2009 Sine Qua Non Grenache Upside Down – USA, California, Central Coast (9/11/2019)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about four hours.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, slightly dusty looking. Nose of coffee, roasted meat, red cherry and white pepper. Flavors of red raspberries, red boysenberries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (94 points)

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  • 2008 Sine Qua Non Kolibri – USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County (3/6/2019)
    WIML95

    Tasted non blind. Followed over about two and a half hours.

    Yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of Graham crackers, brown spices, waxy yellow pears and lychee. Flavors of yellow pears, lychee, creme brûlée and minerals on the lengthy finish. Medium to bright acidity, full bodied. Drink now. Might be able to hold longer if you wish but I can’t imagine this wine getting any better than it is right now. Drinking beautifully and picked up a point since my last visit. (95 points)

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  • 2005 Sine Qua Non Syrah Atlantis Fe2O3~1a, b & c – USA, California (11/16/2018)
    WIML95

    Tasted non bling.

    Purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of currants, tobacco, plum and a hint of roasted meat. Flavors of currants, plums and black berries. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (95 points)

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  • 2009 Sine Qua Non On The Lam – USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County (11/16/2018)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of ash, flint, yellow pear and a hint of vanilla. Flavors of creme, yellow pear and nutmeg. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink now. (94 points)

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  • 2007 Sine Qua Non Grenache Pictures – USA, California (8/18/2018)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of aspirin, rubber tire and mixed dark berries. Rich flavors of berries, cocoa powder and sugar plums. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (94 points)

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