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  • 2011 Sine Qua Non The Moment – USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County (12/31/2017)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over 24 hours.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lychee, apricot, peach and sea foam. Flavors of apricot core, Golden Crisp apple and lemon curd. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink over the next 2-3 years. (94 points)

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  • 2009 Sine Qua Non On The Lam – USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Barbara County (12/6/2017)
    WIML93

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

    Yellow color in he glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of ocean spray, graham crackers and waxy pears. Flavors of grapefruit rind, apricot and lemon curd. Medium acidity, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short term. Next couple of years. (93 points)

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  • 2007 Sine Qua Non Body & Soul – USA, California (5/26/2016)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow to yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of camphor, lychee, paraffin and mixed tropical fruits. Flavors of apricot core, kumquat and minerals. Medium acidity, full bodied. Drink or hold believe it or not. Plenty of life left in my humble opinion.

    My last bottle. Hate to see it go. Upgrading my score a bit with room for improvement. (94 points)

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  • 2005 Sine Qua Non Grenache Atlantis Fe2O3~2a, b & c – USA, California (5/4/2016)
    WIML95

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of blackberries, black raspberries and dark plums. Flavors of black raspberries, plums and boysenberries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink the next few years with a little air time. (95 points)

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  • 2009 Sine Qua Non Syrah The Thrill of… – USA, California, Central Coast (4/28/2016)
    WIML94

    Tasted double blind.

    Purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of currants, black berries, black raspberries and a hint of roasted meat. Rich flavors of black raspberries, berries an cherries. Medium acidity, firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with air or continue to hold.

    My guess was this is a 2009 Agharta Syrah. (94 points)

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  • 2009 Sine Qua Non Grenache Upside Down – USA, California, Central Coast (1/12/2016)
    WIML92

    Tasted double blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, slightly dusty looking. Nose of pepper, licorice, roses and red berries. Flavors of berries, Bing cherries, raspberries and and earthy finish. Medium acidity, firm tannin, full bodied. Drink with air or hold. (92 points)

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  • 2007 Sine Qua Non Grenache Pictures – USA, California (8/27/2015)
    WIML95

    Tasted non blind. Opened, tasted and re-corked for 8 hours before serving.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of coffee, cocoa, roses, plums and pepper. Rich flavors of black berries, plums and cherries. Medium acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink now with some air or continue to hold. Pretty dang good right now with some air. (95 points)

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