Sine Qua Non

Into the Dark Grenache

9.633 ratings
9.415 pro ratings
Central Coast, California, USA
Grenache Blend
Beef, Onion, Pungent Cheese, Hard Cheese, Lamb, Mushrooms, Pasta, Tomato-Based, Salami & Prosciutto, Pork, Venison
Top Notes For
Bill Bender

Absolutely phenomenal. Violet hues stained the stem, extravagant fruit and an astonishingly lush mouthfeel. It is dense and powerful as expected but this is pure class and the most balanced, round and inviting SQN I've ever had.

Absolutely phenomenal. Violet hues stained the stem, extravagant fruit and an astonishingly lush mouthfeel. It is dense and powerful as expected but this is pure class and the most balanced, round and inviting SQN I've ever had.

Mar 10th, 2017
Steve Bachmann

Was in a blind tasting of 7 high rated Grenache based wines, both French and American and placed first. Initially struck me as a bit sweet but after 15 minutes I kept coming back to it. Incredible finish and perfectly balanced.

Was in a blind tasting of 7 high rated Grenache based wines, both French and American and placed first. Initially struck me as a bit sweet but after 15 minutes I kept coming back to it. Incredible finish and perfectly balanced.

Oct 21st, 2016
Connor McMahon

Beautiful age to soften the edges. Very elegant and the wood has integrated wonderfully.

Beautiful age to soften the edges. Very elegant and the wood has integrated wonderfully.

Nov 23rd, 2015
Ki Punwar

Owner, California Wine Republic

9.2

Kings-Ducks@Staples Center. Nothing better than playoffs and a little SQN

Kings-Ducks@Staples Center. Nothing better than playoffs and a little SQN

May 10th, 2014
Michael Scaffidi

Chef Sommelier Jean Georges

8.6

So I can buy more Raveneau and Champagne.

So I can buy more Raveneau and Champagne.

Mar 4th, 2014
Ki Punwar

Owner, California Wine Republic

9.4

breaking bad and into the dark.

breaking bad and into the dark.

Sep 30th, 2013
Connor McMahon

I'm just posting the highlights of the evening. This needs a bit of air but may be at its peak or just on its decline. Still an amazing bottle!

I'm just posting the highlights of the evening. This needs a bit of air but may be at its peak or just on its decline. Still an amazing bottle!

Nov 25th, 2016
Bodil Martin

Loved it!!

Loved it!!

Apr 25th, 2020
Jim McCusker

Absolutely brilliant.

Absolutely brilliant.

Aug 9th, 2019
Chris Krueger

That's a ten.

That's a ten.

Jun 25th, 2017