Sine Qua Non

Mr. K The Noble Man Alban Vineyard Chardonnay

9.446 ratings
9.319 pro ratings
Edna Valley, Central Coast, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Cody Short

Great as always. Liquid dessert

Great as always. Liquid dessert

Apr 7th, 2018
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.2

Great as always

Great as always

Mar 28th, 2016
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.4

First coravinned about two months ago, this is my third tasting of the 2002 Sine Qua Non Noble Man. The color was a goldish orange what seemed like the wine was a lot older than a 2002. In the nose there is plenty of apricots, white fruits such as white peach, pear, and again apricot. In addition to all the fruits in the nose there are also notes of honeysuckle. The body is very thick and syrupy. Lots of white fruits in the palate such as apricot and white peaches. From what I remember last time it seems to taste a little more like a dessert wine than before. Before it was a little thin, now it is thicker and fuller. Absolutely delicious. I have really enjoyed trying out this SQN, one day hopefully I can try out some other wines of theirs!

First coravinned about two months ago, this is my third tasting of the 2002 Sine Qua Non Noble Man. The color was a goldish orange what seemed like the wine was a lot older than a 2002. In the nose there is plenty of apricots, white fruits such as white peach, pear, and again apricot. In addition to all the fruits in the nose there are also notes of honeysuckle. The body is very thick and syrupy. Lots of white fruits in the palate such as apricot and white peaches. From what I remember last time it seems to taste a little more like a dessert wine than before. Before it was a little thin, now it is thicker and fuller. Absolutely delicious. I have really enjoyed trying out this SQN, one day hopefully I can try out some other wines of theirs!

Oct 18th, 2015
Stacy Markow

Baked pears, figs, vanilla and honey. A holiday gift done right. Thank u @Lara H

Baked pears, figs, vanilla and honey. A holiday gift done right. Thank u @Lara H

Oct 8th, 2015
David Eckert

Nobody like Mr. K

Nobody like Mr. K

Mar 21st, 2015
Tom Gendall

Beautiful dried apricots, spiced fruit and luxurious caramel sweetness. Very syrupy and great length. Still has time.

Beautiful dried apricots, spiced fruit and luxurious caramel sweetness. Very syrupy and great length. Still has time.

Jan 15th, 2015
Ki Punwar

Owner, California Wine Republic

9.3

#sine qua non #nobleman

#sine qua non #nobleman

Oct 26th, 2014
Michael H

Not subtle but a fantastic wine. Up there with some of the best sweets. Lovely

Not subtle but a fantastic wine. Up there with some of the best sweets. Lovely

Sep 15th, 2018
Justin Sun

Delicious!!

Delicious!!

Sep 18th, 2017
Bill Bender

Darker hues than I've ever seen from this bottling. Rather amber and dark. Marzipan, kettle corn, carmelized fruit. I enjoy tasting these but they always guarantee a hangover for me.

Darker hues than I've ever seen from this bottling. Rather amber and dark. Marzipan, kettle corn, carmelized fruit. I enjoy tasting these but they always guarantee a hangover for me.

Jun 6th, 2017