Sine Qua Non

Just For the Love of It Syrah

9.657 ratings
9.58 pro ratings
Central Coast, California, USA
Syrah, Grenache, Viognier
Lamb, Turkey, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Pork, Nuts & Seeds, Hard Cheese, Soft Cheese, Shellfish, Quinoa, Mushrooms, Chili & Hot Spicy, Fish, Herbs, Asian Cuisine, Veal, Potato, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Chocolate & Caramel, Salami & Prosciutto, Pasta, Tomato-Based, Exotic Spices, White Rice, Duck, Salads & Greens
Top Notes For
Steven Foster

Wine buyer Belmont Wine Exchange

10

Still a 10 out of 10. 100pts. Had to finally have it before it is no more. Mandated makes art every year and its a one and done. Just for the love of it blows away midnight oil still. Lots of smoke and smoked meat with a bit of mentholated finish. This will still last a while and so privileged to have tried. Astonishing. Thank you krankls.

Still a 10 out of 10. 100pts. Had to finally have it before it is no more. Mandated makes art every year and its a one and done. Just for the love of it blows away midnight oil still. Lots of smoke and smoked meat with a bit of mentholated finish. This will still last a while and so privileged to have tried. Astonishing. Thank you krankls.

2 people found it helpfulDec 19th, 2014
Andrew Z. Scharf

2002 SQN Just For The Love of It. Best Syrah I have ever tasted. Ever.

2002 SQN Just For The Love of It. Best Syrah I have ever tasted. Ever.

1 person found it helpfulJul 16th, 2014
David Eckert

Black cherries, smoked meat, burnt Caramelized sugar, 90 + second finish

Black cherries, smoked meat, burnt Caramelized sugar, 90 + second finish

May 28th, 2016
Todd Alexander

2002. Good time to drink it, but there is no rush.

2002. Good time to drink it, but there is no rush.

May 30th, 2015
Carrie Alexander

Nose of brown sugar and Madeira, super long finish, plush dark cherry fruit

Nose of brown sugar and Madeira, super long finish, plush dark cherry fruit

May 30th, 2015
Kenneth Korsbæk

Back on the nose, really fine and structured tannins. Well balanced on the alc.

Back on the nose, really fine and structured tannins. Well balanced on the alc.

May 9th, 2015
Ben Aneff

Managing Partner Tribeca Wine Merchants

8.7

Shocked how much I like this bottle, a gorgeous new world Syrah. Deep mineral and berry nose and very balanced, it's extremely impressive.

Shocked how much I like this bottle, a gorgeous new world Syrah. Deep mineral and berry nose and very balanced, it's extremely impressive.

Nov 4th, 2014
John Van Trijp

SQN Night!

SQN Night!

Feb 8th, 2020
John Van Trijp

Never for Money does it again....

Never for Money does it again....

Nov 17th, 2019
Jeffrey Lew

Knock out and dead ringer for N Rhône. Amazing wine.

Knock out and dead ringer for N Rhône. Amazing wine.

Feb 4th, 2018