Sine Qua Non

Gallinita California Rosé Blend

9.417 ratings
9.33 pro ratings
California, USA
Rosé Blend
Top Notes For
Bill Bender

Sensational SQN at 16.9% alcohol was the sexiest “little chick” (Gallinita) at the party courtesy of @Eric LaMasters while you could feel the substance of this wine the high alcohol was not a factor at all....illustrating once again how Manfred is a magician at bringing the chained inhabitant of the barrel to the edge of the waterfall but never allowing it to go up and over the edge and crash and die on the rocks below. Massive (for a rose’) but an intricate and somehow delicate wine. Grenache dominates the blend with ample bright red fruit, herbs, stewed strawberry and a decided creamy texture. Unfurled and blossomed throughout the night. Best Glass was the last.

Sensational SQN at 16.9% alcohol was the sexiest “little chick” (Gallinita) at the party courtesy of @Eric LaMasters while you could feel the substance of this wine the high alcohol was not a factor at all....illustrating once again how Manfred is a magician at bringing the chained inhabitant of the barrel to the edge of the waterfall but never allowing it to go up and over the edge and crash and die on the rocks below. Massive (for a rose’) but an intricate and somehow delicate wine. Grenache dominates the blend with ample bright red fruit, herbs, stewed strawberry and a decided creamy texture. Unfurled and blossomed throughout the night. Best Glass was the last.

May 12th, 2018
Shawn R

Unlike any other Rosé made...period.

Unlike any other Rosé made...period.

Apr 29th, 2018
Cody Short

Very interesting and just massive for a Rose. Not for everyone but Manfred is a true artist

Very interesting and just massive for a Rose. Not for everyone but Manfred is a true artist

Apr 7th, 2018
Rich Janson

What an insanely complex and enjoyable experience from what is supposed to be the simplest of wines. Rosé isn't supposed to make you stop and think like this one does. It goes without saying, but thanks to @Ralph Canada for another fantastic bottle.

What an insanely complex and enjoyable experience from what is supposed to be the simplest of wines. Rosé isn't supposed to make you stop and think like this one does. It goes without saying, but thanks to @Ralph Canada for another fantastic bottle.

1 person found it helpfulSep 7th, 2017
Rich Janson

Fantastic Rose from SQN. Bottle 2/9 of the evening. Also from the fantastic Mr. Ralph Canada.

Fantastic Rose from SQN. Bottle 2/9 of the evening. Also from the fantastic Mr. Ralph Canada.

1 person found it helpfulJun 17th, 2017
Kenneth Korsbæk

Alcohlic and very Dark colored.

Alcohlic and very Dark colored.

Oct 22nd, 2016
Jim McCusker

Fantastic. Not at the level of the 2012 Eastside Aubert that we just had, but still awesome. And an amazing complement to the smoked turkey we had for dinner.

Fantastic. Not at the level of the 2012 Eastside Aubert that we just had, but still awesome. And an amazing complement to the smoked turkey we had for dinner.

Nov 18th, 2018
Ryan Skubic

Not your typical rose. Serious stuff.

Not your typical rose. Serious stuff.

Mar 20th, 2018
Jim McCusker

A 2014 rose from Sine Qua Non. Can't recall the blend - pretty sure it's grenache-driven - but this is not your Provencal rose. Incredible depth of flavor, great balance (but does require cooling down a bit owing to the 15.9% alcohol in order to bring it into focus), dominated by notes of strawberry and maybe a hint of sour cherry on the edge. Probably has another couple of years of evolution to go, so if you have a bottle or two of this I'd recommend holding onto it for another year or two (or not, because it's awesome!).

A 2014 rose from Sine Qua Non. Can't recall the blend - pretty sure it's grenache-driven - but this is not your Provencal rose. Incredible depth of flavor, great balance (but does require cooling down a bit owing to the 15.9% alcohol in order to bring it into focus), dominated by notes of strawberry and maybe a hint of sour cherry on the edge. Probably has another couple of years of evolution to go, so if you have a bottle or two of this I'd recommend holding onto it for another year or two (or not, because it's awesome!).

Apr 16th, 2017
Colin Nuckolls

Not your grandmas rose! Holy crap this is lovely juice!

Not your grandmas rose! Holy crap this is lovely juice!

Jun 19th, 2016