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  • 2008 Sine Qua Non Grenache THE Line – USA, California, Central Coast (11/30/2020)
    WIML94

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

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of currants, black pepper, dark chocolate and plum. Flavors of currants, plums and black raspberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink with air or hold. (94 points)

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  • 2014 Sine Qua Non Syrah Capo dei Putti Eleven Confessions Vineyard – USA, California, Central Coast (11/12/2020)
    WIML95

    Tasted non blind.

    Purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of bacon, leather, black currants, black cherries and white pepper. Flavors of black currants, black cherries and black raspberries. Medium acidity, firm tannin, full bodied. Drink with air or continue to hold. (95 points)

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  • 2011 Sine Qua Non Grenache Dark Blossom – USA, California, Central Coast (8/23/2020)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 2-3 hours.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of Kirsch, black pepper, dried plum and black boysenberry. Rich flavors of black berries, raspberries, boysenberries and a hint of cherries. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink with air or continue to hold. (94 points)

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  • 2016 Sine Qua Non Deux Grenouilles – USA, California, Central Coast (7/17/2020)
    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 honeysuckle, yellow pears and brown spices. Flavors of apricot core and quince. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold. (94 points)

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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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