Sine Qua Non

Ratsel 16 Syrah

9.64 ratings
9.11 pro ratings
California, USA
Syrah
Top Notes For
Seth Morgen Long

Broker • Arterberry Maresh / Winemaker • Morgen Long

9.1

I enjoyed this. It felt surprisingly balanced, fresh and welcoming.

I enjoyed this. It felt surprisingly balanced, fresh and welcoming.

Apr 27th, 2019
Adam Gäfvert

Första känslan var amerikansk Syrah. Påminde mycket om Andremily. Vilken inte visade sig vara konstigt. Superextraherad och fullpackad med smak. Mogna plommon, vinbär, eukalyptus, alkohol, tanin, kanel. Sjukt nog väldigt frisk och tillgänglig. Amerikanskt hedonistisk som jag får ge vika för. Sjukt god.

Första känslan var amerikansk Syrah. Påminde mycket om Andremily. Vilken inte visade sig vara konstigt. Superextraherad och fullpackad med smak. Mogna plommon, vinbär, eukalyptus, alkohol, tanin, kanel. Sjukt nog väldigt frisk och tillgänglig. Amerikanskt hedonistisk som jag får ge vika för. Sjukt god.

Oct 26th, 2019
Grant Everett

Vibrant and beautiful

Vibrant and beautiful

Oct 7th, 2019
Roman Sukley

2016 Sine Qua Non "Rätsel 16" Syrah, originally “Cypher 16,” renamed because of potential legal problems with the rock band? Not sure of the backstory on that one, but it’s pretty clear that Rätsel (enigma, mystery, puzzle, riddle) is simply the German word for Cypher (a secret or disguised way of writing; a code). The wine however, not the band, is a monster. Gargantuan really. Typical SQN nose, and black as a moon-free, starless night sky in the stem. Tonight’s photo should not to be confused with Katie Bouman’s Black Hole masterpiece, although no light can escape from either. Very tight upon opening, singing an aria 36 hours later. SUPER concentrated with unlimited upside potential. More detailed tasting note to come. Yet another stunner!

2016 Sine Qua Non "Rätsel 16" Syrah, originally “Cypher 16,” renamed because of potential legal problems with the rock band? Not sure of the backstory on that one, but it’s pretty clear that Rätsel (enigma, mystery, puzzle, riddle) is simply the German word for Cypher (a secret or disguised way of writing; a code). The wine however, not the band, is a monster. Gargantuan really. Typical SQN nose, and black as a moon-free, starless night sky in the stem. Tonight’s photo should not to be confused with Katie Bouman’s Black Hole masterpiece, although no light can escape from either. Very tight upon opening, singing an aria 36 hours later. SUPER concentrated with unlimited upside potential. More detailed tasting note to come. Yet another stunner!

Apr 14th, 2019