Sine Qua Non

Impostor McCoy Syrah

9.416 ratings
9.24 pro ratings
Central Coast, California, USA
Syrah Blend
Top Notes For
Bill Bender

This and the E-Raised were my first bottles of SQN. This is still going so strong. Zero alcohol on the nose or on the palate. Just gobs of delicious dark savory fruit, peppered roasted meat and finesse like a mother f'er! My last bottle so @Roman Sukley may have to share if I want to try again or maybe we can wake up a slumbering @Mark Christenson

This and the E-Raised were my first bottles of SQN. This is still going so strong. Zero alcohol on the nose or on the palate. Just gobs of delicious dark savory fruit, peppered roasted meat and finesse like a mother f'er! My last bottle so @Roman Sukley may have to share if I want to try again or maybe we can wake up a slumbering @Mark Christenson

May 9th, 2016
Bill Bender

Shared with one of my attorneys who passed the bar in '97 on his birthday. This has the most Northern Rhone nose of any SQN I've had--a lot of herbs and violet. Delicious rich dark fruits, balanced and strong, grilled meats with pepper. Holding up extremely well and will certainly be sound on its 20th birthday. More Manfred magic.

Shared with one of my attorneys who passed the bar in '97 on his birthday. This has the most Northern Rhone nose of any SQN I've had--a lot of herbs and violet. Delicious rich dark fruits, balanced and strong, grilled meats with pepper. Holding up extremely well and will certainly be sound on its 20th birthday. More Manfred magic.

May 18th, 2015
Kenneth Korsbæk

Dark fruity nose, dark heavy chocolate,
Nearly perfect.

Dark fruity nose, dark heavy chocolate,
Nearly perfect.

May 9th, 2015
Jeroen Koenen

Evolved. Very good not great.

Evolved. Very good not great.

Feb 8th, 2020
John Van Trijp

SQN Night!

SQN Night!

Feb 8th, 2020
West Johnson

Bit of a bucket list wine. Wow! Amazing!

Bit of a bucket list wine. Wow! Amazing!

Apr 27th, 2019
Esther Garcia

Balanced. Purple colour. Violet, pepper, chocolate aromas.

Balanced. Purple colour. Violet, pepper, chocolate aromas.

Sep 3rd, 2015
Roman Sukley

The SQN that made me a Manfred Krankl fan, still drinking great.

The SQN that made me a Manfred Krankl fan, still drinking great.

Aug 15th, 2013
James Cahill

JAILBREAK BREWERY RESTAURANT OPENING AND MOSTLY MAGNUM AND DOUBLE MAGNUM SINE QUA NON BLOWOUT DINNER - A group of 18 long time Sine Qua Non fans that have become close gathered at Jailbreak to celebrate the opening of their restaurant and to open some fabulous SQN. ***This double magnum Imposter McCoy was WOTN by many and one of the best SQN’s I’ve had the pleasure to try.

JAILBREAK BREWERY RESTAURANT OPENING AND MOSTLY MAGNUM AND DOUBLE MAGNUM SINE QUA NON BLOWOUT DINNER - A group of 18 long time Sine Qua Non fans that have become close gathered at Jailbreak to celebrate the opening of their restaurant and to open some fabulous SQN. ***This double magnum Imposter McCoy was WOTN by many and one of the best SQN’s I’ve had the pleasure to try.

Jul 5th, 2018
Alexis Davis Iaconis

Hospitality Director Copain Wines

7.7

Alexis had this 7 years ago

Alexis had this 7 years ago

Oct 17th, 2012