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Le Chemin Vers L'Heresie Grenache 2015

Shay A
9.7

I had the ‘15 counterpart, the Syrah, about a year ago and was shocked at how accessible it was. This isn’t as open, but it’s not far off. The bottle was poured blind to a group of 5-7 of us. I called this 5yr old SQN Grenache. For my taste, nobody in the new world can do Grenache like Manfred. Seductively aromatic and spice driven, showing cracked black pepper, spicy rhubarb and red fruits with herbs de Provence. Lifted profile due to the use of whole cluster. Great acidity. The dominant notes of red fruits are highlighted by just a touch of blue and black fruits, with dark cocoa, potpourri and cherry jerky. A baby, but a glimpse at a monster in 5-7yrs. Thank you @Keith Fisher . — 10 hours ago

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And An Eight Track California Rosé

Blazing hot day but thought perfectly chilled was a great way to celebrate prior to seeing the stones! I found it to be a lot more crisp and fruit forward than some of the other reviews. It was built to age for a bit longer but drinking well now. — 20 days ago

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Rattrapante Eleven Confessions Estate Grenache 2012

This is why we wait for years to get on the mailing list of Sine Qua Non. Q.E.D. — a month ago

Vanessa McCaffrey
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Joseph Barsky

Friends just made the list after waiting 9 years... and many more signed up since then.... that is a great wine.
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The Line Grenache 2008

Holy moly, where did this one come from!? This had the nose of full throttle drunken elderberries and freshly baked blackberry pie with pepper and spice and everything nice! This tastes like whole cluster Grenache If there really is such a thing. Black and blue, pepper and spice, black cherry cola, mouth coating, inky. Dissecting out all of the notes that were swirling around, it would take me probably an hour, and everyone would be bored and probably stop reading. This was massive. And has probably a couple of decades left! — 17 days ago

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Very similar to the mag version I had about 10months ago. I found this SQN Grenache to be crazy layered (as expected), but it has more depth/density than any of SQN’s other Grenaches I’ve had. Silly good right now. Thank you @joe leatherwood .
9.6
Bryan Kesting

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I think I left about 15 mins too early to experience this one...darn it. @Mark Flesher @Shay A
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I think that's all it was @Bryan Kesting ... Usually I'm the one that misses out! :)

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Pictures Grenache 2007

Preludio Four Hands Dinner with Aji — a month ago

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Lillian Winery

California Roussanne 2015

From former wine maker at the illustrious Sine Qua Non, rich, full body and aromatic showing roasted macadamia nut, white flowers, hints of marzipan and beeswax. The finish is long, alluring and with excellent intensity. Love Maggie’s wines ❤️ — 9 days ago

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Ratsel 16 Syrah 2016

Vibrant and beautiful — 7 days ago

Shay, Paul and 12 others liked this

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Midnight Oil Syrah Blend

This was Terrific!!!!
A real Treat....
— 18 days ago

Chris Chang
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Jim McCusker

Jim McCusker

I’m sure it was...one of my all-time favorite wines.

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No. 6 Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir

As fine an expression of Pinot Noir as I have had for years. — 14 days ago

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James Cahill

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Wow! Nice pull.

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Turn the Whole Thing Upside Down Grenache 2009

Great wine for 10th anniversary — 2 months ago

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