Sine Qua Non

Esto No Es Una Salida Grenache

9.624 ratings
9.48 pro ratings
Sta. Rita Hills, Central Coast, California, USA
Grenache
Chocolate & Caramel, Herbs, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Turkey, Pasta, Mushrooms, Veal, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Exotic Spices, Potato, White Rice, Duck, Nuts & Seeds, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Asian Cuisine, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Quinoa
Top Notes For
Gary Vaynerchuk

Founder WineLibrary.com, Host WineLibraryTV

8.6

Huge I mean Big John Stud big ... Massive cherry, black currant, black chocolate ... A long creamy finish and wonderful ... Wow big big big big big big ..

Huge I mean Big John Stud big ... Massive cherry, black currant, black chocolate ... A long creamy finish and wonderful ... Wow big big big big big big ..

1 person found it helpfulJan 4th, 2015
Jeff Sidwell

Owner Bon! Gourmet

9.3

Really special

Really special

Mar 4th, 2016
Lucila Pescarmona

Winemaker Lagarde Wines

9.5

Un vino de culto de CALIFORNIA sine qua non #sinequanon primera vez y espero que no la ultima #maffw

Un vino de culto de CALIFORNIA sine qua non #sinequanon primera vez y espero que no la ultima #maffw

May 16th, 2015
Jens Hoogstad

100/100. Again a perfect dead knock out from Krankl.

100/100. Again a perfect dead knock out from Krankl.

Jul 23rd, 2014
Bodil Martin

Wow!! Happy New Year!!šŸŽ†
Awesome wine! Magnum.
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Wow!! Happy New Year!!šŸŽ†
Awesome wine! Magnum.
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Jan 2nd, 2019
Joseph Barsky

Tried to pop and pour but it was herbaceous on the rosemary side. Put it in the decanter and that dissipated somewhat. At the end of the evening it got quite acidic. It has been in my commercial storage since release so provenance not the issue. Dumb stage or off bottle we hope. 1st one from our six pack so no prior reference.

Tried to pop and pour but it was herbaceous on the rosemary side. Put it in the decanter and that dissipated somewhat. At the end of the evening it got quite acidic. It has been in my commercial storage since release so provenance not the issue. Dumb stage or off bottle we hope. 1st one from our six pack so no prior reference.

Feb 12th, 2018
Roman Sukley

The Grenache actually, and not the Syrah. Way too young, and only a short decant. Typical SQN nose, dark fruits, spice cake, and rich raspberry fruit. A full-bodied, voluptuous and decadent Grenache that needs more cellar time to reach its full potential. The Marcassin was an 03 Chardonnay that absolutely pales in comparison to the mind-blowing 02. Not bad, just not great. Sort of like Lebron James is no Michael Jordan.

The Grenache actually, and not the Syrah. Way too young, and only a short decant. Typical SQN nose, dark fruits, spice cake, and rich raspberry fruit. A full-bodied, voluptuous and decadent Grenache that needs more cellar time to reach its full potential. The Marcassin was an 03 Chardonnay that absolutely pales in comparison to the mind-blowing 02. Not bad, just not great. Sort of like Lebron James is no Michael Jordan.

Feb 12th, 2017
Mindy Gimarelli

Miller

Aug 13th, 2016
David Rock

No words to describe, how freakin' yummy this is. Full, fruity, bold.

No words to describe, how freakin' yummy this is. Full, fruity, bold.

Jan 4th, 2015
Roman Sukley

The new barrel-aged SQNs have landed!

The new barrel-aged SQNs have landed!

Nov 14th, 2013