White Blend

Sine Qua Non

The Petition White Blend 2005

2005 Sine Qua Non “The Petition” white blend. 15.8% alcohol. “If All Else Fails.” The perfect day in Chicago. It's a still life water color, of a now late afternoon, as the sun shines through the curtained lace, and shadows wash the room. And we sit and drink our SQN (as Simon & Garfunkel & Sukley might say). Gorgeous yellow gold hues paint the glass. Brioche and buttered popcorn on the nose. Buttered burnt toast and petroleum along with stone fruits and waxy apricot on the palate. A viscous and unctuous masterpiece. Lingering finish. Good Lord I love these SQN whites! What else compares? I can’t think of another white I decant for several hours. 12 years young and evolving. I need to stockpile these wines. People drink em way too young. I sincerely believe his whites will rival Manfred’s reds in longevity. My favorites: The Bride, Twisted & Bent, The Hussy, Rien Ne Va Plus, HooDoo Man, Pearl Clutcher, and whatever comes next. The best of the best. — 10 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

Severn Goodwin

Looks like an epic pic, nice shot, notes on the wine are excellent. Thanks!
Shay Aldriedge

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Legit pic 👌 I hope to be able to drink SQN like you do one day! And hope to be an active member before I'm 50 😳
Joseph Barsky

Joseph Barsky

To Shay, last discussion with SQN was folks on the waiting list 9-10 years are now close... Hopefully you are in that timeframe.

Jean Bourdy

Côtes du Jura White Blend 2011

Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Classic Bourdy style. Nothing ever changes here, thankfully. While it lacks tension of their best vintages, it still offers a highly personal flavour profile. — 12 days ago

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Ron R

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Jorgen, I have a few 97’s from a different producer. What’s the best way to serve a white Jura? Thanks in advance. R
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

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Which producer? In Jura, 2 separate styles are being produced. Bourdy represent the classic style, with long ageing in barrels (4+ years) allowing wines to achieve an oxidative element. Other producers rely more on fresh fruits influenced by Burgundy.
Ron R

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It’s Pascal Clairet is the first from memory...

Fortnum & Mason

30 Years Old Amontillado VORS Sherry White Blend

There are worse ways to travel than with Sherry and Oysters at the Fortnum and Mason counter in Heathrow.

The wine was like the ambiance: comfortable, sleek, and stylish, but also a little rushed and, curiously, it felt, in transit. Still, worse ways to unwind a an airport after a long day.
— 7 days ago

Peter, Sharon and 5 others liked this

Vignoble de Rêveur

Pierres Sauvages Sec Alsace White Blend

This wine totally overdelivers for the price point! Beautiful aromatics & zippy acidity! Lime candy, fresh peaches, white flowers & rocks - total yum!! — 8 days ago

Serge, Justin and 1 other liked this


Vinho de Talha Branco Alentejo White Blend

Delicious orange wine from Portugal. Round and racy at the same time, with great citrus fruit and acid balance. Done in clay amphorae that the producer lines with bees wax. Delicious and unique is always a winner in a my book. — 21 days ago

Jeff, Ron and 2 others liked this
Kyle Harvey

Kyle Harvey

Giddy up


Puro Rosé Blend

Admittedly, a bit intimidating disgorging your own 11 year old sparkler, but a super fun experience for a wine geek. As far as I know, this is only production available like this for retail. 100% Pinot Noir and obviously on the lees since bottling and at a great price. Oh yeah, and the wine is awesome. More muscular in body but fresh strawberry and cherry flavors with a salty minerality. Very long finish. If you see it, get it. — 11 days ago

Ted, Bob and 3 others liked this

Abbaye Sylva Plana

Le Blanc Faugéres White Blend 2016

wow! this wine has a strong presence! peaches, white flower, fresh, very dense but a great mouth feel and just the right acidity ... this is great now but this could be something big in a few years! — 3 days ago

Phil, Daniel and 2 others liked this

Domaine du Bagnol

Marquis de Fesques Cassis White Blend 2014

A new wine for me. Bought at Bedford NY wine shop from Arthur who was very knowledgeable and fun to meet. Not sure if grape, maybe Rousanne and sauvignon . It tasted fruity, creamy and fresh. I think it went through malactic fermation. Good juice. — 10 days ago

Robert, Mike and 3 others liked this

Ch La Sabatiere

Monbazillac 2009

Very decent after-dinner indulgence; honey, caramel, roasted nuts... enjoyed it on my last night in Italy.. — 2 days ago

David, Gaurav and 1 other liked this


Vintage Brut Champagne Blend 1988

Wonderful thought-provoking bottle. Golden and unctuous. Highly perfumed and flavored. Dried apricots, lemon/lime oils, a lot of nuttiness. Minerals and earth sneak in there with touches of honeycomb. Bright finishing zing and a two minute finish. There is a lot of nuance as well under the big flavors. — 3 days ago

John Osier
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