Sine Qua Non

Five Shooter Syrah

9.5205 ratings
9.449 pro ratings
Central Coast, California, USA
Syrah
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.8

As if Part 1 of Saturday night wasn’t incredible enough, Part 2 of the final and main event for the Fall WNH was all Sine Qua Non wines. The most spectacular lineup of wines I’ve ever seen, and an overall wonderful ending to an amazing trip with fantastic people.

I had the Five Shooter Grenache about two weeks ago and gave it a 9.6...this is even better! More floral and potpourri like on the nose than I was expecting. Very little bacon fat. As expected, rich and dense on the palate without being out of whack. Fresh squeezed blackberries, mocha dipped black cherries, peppercorn and a savory herbal finish. A spectacular wine...one of the best SQNs I’ve had. Bravo,
@Eric LaMasters !

As if Part 1 of Saturday night wasn’t incredible enough, Part 2 of the final and main event for the Fall WNH was all Sine Qua Non wines. The most spectacular lineup of wines I’ve ever seen, and an overall wonderful ending to an amazing trip with fantastic people.

I had the Five Shooter Grenache about two weeks ago and gave it a 9.6...this is even better! More floral and potpourri like on the nose than I was expecting. Very little bacon fat. As expected, rich and dense on the palate without being out of whack. Fresh squeezed blackberries, mocha dipped black cherries, peppercorn and a savory herbal finish. A spectacular wine...one of the best SQNs I’ve had. Bravo,
@Eric LaMasters !

Nov 13th, 2018
James Forsyth

This was the first SQN I ever had. Huge fruits, very velvety. I didn't quite know what to make of it. Not sure I do still.

This was the first SQN I ever had. Huge fruits, very velvety. I didn't quite know what to make of it. Not sure I do still.

Mar 14th, 2018
Jonathan Sherman-Presser

Red fruit up the wazoo on the nose, with a little bit of bramble. Sweet and thick on the palate.

Red fruit up the wazoo on the nose, with a little bit of bramble. Sweet and thick on the palate.

4 people found it helpfulDec 12th, 2013
Nathan Adams

Consulting Wine/Beverage Director, Snake River Brewing, Persephone, King Sudachi

9.5

Excellent on night three.

Excellent on night three.

2 people found it helpfulOct 20th, 2014
Nathaniel DiMaggio

Maybe in a dumb phase. This was not showing well. I love the artwork more than the contents inside unfortunately. Nose was expressive at first and then regressed for 2-3 hours when it came back to life in a way. The palate was fairly ordinary. Definitely a let down.

Maybe in a dumb phase. This was not showing well. I love the artwork more than the contents inside unfortunately. Nose was expressive at first and then regressed for 2-3 hours when it came back to life in a way. The palate was fairly ordinary. Definitely a let down.

1 person found it helpfulJan 20th, 2016
DAG
9.8

Shoot me!

Shoot me!

1 person found it helpfulMay 26th, 2013
Rob Brobst III

This is the most intriguing wine I have had with a flavor unlike any Syrah I have ever tasted. Underbrush, mint and menthol, chocolate and a finish lasting for more than 3 minutes!

This is the most intriguing wine I have had with a flavor unlike any Syrah I have ever tasted. Underbrush, mint and menthol, chocolate and a finish lasting for more than 3 minutes!

Dec 21st, 2016
Connor McMahon

Just a little pre-wedding festivities. Looking to make Becca a McMahon tomorrow!

Just a little pre-wedding festivities. Looking to make Becca a McMahon tomorrow!

May 14th, 2016
Darin Kendrick

I don't think you can deny this is damn good despite how cool it now is to rag on it. Obviously big but with depth and tannin and alc is mostly in check. With Korean short ribs, pour me another...

I don't think you can deny this is damn good despite how cool it now is to rag on it. Obviously big but with depth and tannin and alc is mostly in check. With Korean short ribs, pour me another...

Sep 6th, 2015
Ki Punwar

Owner, California Wine Republic

9.5

Drinking really good right now; this is a beauty

Drinking really good right now; this is a beauty

Mar 17th, 2015