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Résisté California White Blend 2013

Quotes from the table: “The colour of unhealthy dark urine”; “this is radioactive in my mouth, but in a good way”; “WTF is this, it’s like no white I’ve ever tasted...pass that back here right now”
And that about sums it up. Magical SQN white.
— 3 days ago

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Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

Funny review
LM Segal

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Had the Abstract over 2 yrs ago, but similar style. Nobody else can pull off whites so big and sublimely powerful yet so distinctively elegant.
James Cahill

James Cahill

, love the banter that was going on about this wine.

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Le Chemin Vers L'Heresie Grenache 2015

Ending our July 4th SQN fireworks was this wine which needs more time in bottle, but couldn’t resist. Same notes and rating as last Thanksgiving. — 12 days ago

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Entre Chien et Loup White Rhone Blend

Beyond good, very sexy wine, combination of largely chardonnay and roussane. — a month ago

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Piranha Waterdance Syrah

This was stunning today; Elixir-esq concentration sporting deep bass notes, a plethora of vital high tones, some carbon, a little graphite and impeccable purity. It would have likely tasted delicious anywhere but to share it with the Krankl family and perfect gentleman turned SQN chevalier @Roman Sukley was an honour and a privilege. It was part of a diamond day and the summit of a 17 year pilgrimage that won’t be forgotten anytime soon. Thank you kindly Roman, Manfred, Elaine & August - 2014 — 11 days ago

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Fraser McKinley

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Thanks @Bob McDonald - the trip has been incredible and we make our way through the Sta. Rita Hills up towards Napa to see some old friends today.
Roman Sukley

Roman Sukley

Birds of a feather @Fraser McKinley That 17 Grenache is destined for the SQN Hall of Fame, and the Graciano was a stand-out for me as well. Enjoy the rest of your trip and talk soon.
Robert Rothfield

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Wow.....two of my favorite winemakers!!! Must have been spellbinding...

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Esto No Es Una Salida Grenache 2009

2009 Vintage. 15.7% Alcohol. Grenache.Back home but the July 4th vacation SQN fireworks continue. In it’s prime now. — 14 days ago

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The Thrill of Stamp Collecting Syrah 2009

2009 Vintage. 15.5% Alcohol. Pismo July 4th week SQN fireworks display in Pismo Beach. The fog can’t interfere with these! — 17 days ago

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The Duel Grenache 2008

2008 Vintage. Brought it to Ciopinot in San Luis Obispo, an excellent restaurant with no corkage for up to 4 bottles! Cherries and raspberries galore. Big, voluptuous wine with long finish. I tend to favor their Syrahs, but can also be rocked by their Grenache. Sommelier has never heard of SQN, so another cherry broken. 🤑 — 15 days ago

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Rattrapante Eleven Confessions Estate Grenache 2012

2012 Vintage. 15.6% Alcohol. Last of our July 4th Winebank withdrawl. Same note as prior posting. — 5 days ago

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Lightmotif Roussanne Blend

This is a big white! Leaving the rest of the bottle for tomorrow. Maybe needs the time to open up. — 13 days ago

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The Duel Syrah 2008

2008 is finally ready. A bit of sediment at the end which indicates drink sooner than later to enjoy the massive fruit. — 17 days ago

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