Sine Qua Non

Sine Qua Non

The Hated Hunter Syrah 2017

Sine Qua Non vs Schrader cage fight tonight.

+4 hour decant (some fine cloudy sediment). A remarkable dark purplish garnet color. On the nose: red and black fruit, stewed meat, sandalwood, pepper, bacon, charcoal. Taste: a smooth, rich, soft, powerful wine with dark cherry, licorice, smoke, leather, pepper and a long dark chocolate espresso finish. YUM! It has everything you want. Its young(probably a better score if I have patience), but so good I might pop another bottle tomorrow. Cheers!
— 11 days ago

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Patine Sta. Rita Hills Estate Grenache 2011

Rustic and finesse normally aren’t bedfellows - until I tasted this wine! Forrest floor on the nose; rich dark fruit complement the structures tannins that help make the wine have a long finish! — a month ago

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Pajarito Del Amor Grenache

Delicious. Silky, just the right amount of spice. — a month ago

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Esto No Es Una Salida Grenache 2009

It was a Sine Qua Non night (which are always my favorites!). This was surprisingly tight given its age. Came back to it a couple of days later and it was SO MUCH better. If you have this in your cellar and are planning to pull it soon, I’d suggest a 4-hour decant to let it open up. It’ll be fantastic! — 7 days ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
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What a pull

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Dark Blossom Syrah 2011

What the hell do they do to the grapes in this winery??!! Outstanding! — 23 days ago

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A Cappella Pinot Noir

Truly sublime even 21 years later. In magnum. — a month ago

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Five Shooter Syrah

Smooth and supple…. one of the most restrained SQN’s I’ve had… stellar nonetheless — 2 months ago

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Résisté California White Blend 2013

From last week. Fantastic…but will get better with a few more years, I think (but then again, why wait???). — 7 days ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
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Believe that

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Trouver l'Arène Syrah 2015

Yeah: awesome. And totally approachable right out of the gate. Just fantastic. — 4 days ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
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Schrader Cellars

CCS Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Schrader vs Sine Qua Non battle Royale tonight!

1.5 hour decant (lots of fine/chunky sediment). An impressive inky ruby red color. On the nose: semi muted nose of black fruit, floral, slight mint, touch of meat, and vanilla Blueberry at the end. Taste: NICE! A smooth, layered, rich medium plus body wine with ripe cherry, spice, plum, minerals, crushed rocks, and a long cinnamon chocolate finish. YUM! Let's see how the SQN does..
— 11 days ago

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