Sine Qua Non

Résisté California White Blend

9.472 ratings
9.417 pro ratings
California, USA
White Blend
Chicken, Turkey, Duck, Goose, Squash & Root Vegetables, Pork, Mushrooms, Shellfish, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Manchego & Parmesan, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
LM Segal

Quotes from the table: “The colour of unhealthy dark urine”; “this is radioactive in my mouth, but in a good way”; “WTF is this, it’s like no white I’ve ever tasted...pass that back here right now”
And that about sums it up. Magical SQN white.

Quotes from the table: “The colour of unhealthy dark urine”; “this is radioactive in my mouth, but in a good way”; “WTF is this, it’s like no white I’ve ever tasted...pass that back here right now”
And that about sums it up. Magical SQN white.

Jul 17th, 2019
Shay A
9.6

As if Part 1 of Saturday night wasn’t incredible enough, Part 2 of the final and main event for the Fall WNH was all Sine Qua Non wines. The most spectacular lineup of wines I’ve ever seen, and an overall wonderful ending to an amazing trip with fantastic people.

The second SQN White we enjoyed (after having the ‘15 “ Entre chien et Loup” the night prior) was this beautiful wine. This is more Roussanne dominant than the prior bottle, which explains the more waxy, cool mint, nutty aromas and notes on the palate. Honeyed fruit with a toffee like finish. What a white wine! Thanks
@David L .

As if Part 1 of Saturday night wasn’t incredible enough, Part 2 of the final and main event for the Fall WNH was all Sine Qua Non wines. The most spectacular lineup of wines I’ve ever seen, and an overall wonderful ending to an amazing trip with fantastic people.

The second SQN White we enjoyed (after having the ‘15 “ Entre chien et Loup” the night prior) was this beautiful wine. This is more Roussanne dominant than the prior bottle, which explains the more waxy, cool mint, nutty aromas and notes on the palate. Honeyed fruit with a toffee like finish. What a white wine! Thanks
@David L .

Nov 13th, 2018
David L

Two hour decanting. Just an amazing bottle of wine.

Two hour decanting. Just an amazing bottle of wine.

Dec 18th, 2017
Roman Sukley

Gorgeous gold color, buttered toast, brioche, honeysuckle, orange blossom, lemon oil with some floral notes. Beautiful texture probably from the Roussanne component. Yet another masterful blending job by THE MAN. Full-bodied with nice crispness. Superb honeyed richness. 3 hour decant. Actually recommend holding these for a while. I'll be sitting on my remaining 11 (or at least 6 of them). They'll get nothing but better. If you can't wait, decant for a minimum of 3 hours.

Gorgeous gold color, buttered toast, brioche, honeysuckle, orange blossom, lemon oil with some floral notes. Beautiful texture probably from the Roussanne component. Yet another masterful blending job by THE MAN. Full-bodied with nice crispness. Superb honeyed richness. 3 hour decant. Actually recommend holding these for a while. I'll be sitting on my remaining 11 (or at least 6 of them). They'll get nothing but better. If you can't wait, decant for a minimum of 3 hours.

2 people found it helpfulNov 26th, 2015
Todd Alexander

This one changed a lot in the glass over an hour. Got a lot better with time.

This one changed a lot in the glass over an hour. Got a lot better with time.

1 person found it helpfulMar 8th, 2017
Ron R
9.4

Exotic and aromatic nose displaying white-stoned fruits and fresh brioche. Palette is lithe and textured for a white wine. Beyond medium sweet, finished with hard toffee notes. Good acidity brings up the rear. This is a serious white, with medium-term cellaring capabilities.

Exotic and aromatic nose displaying white-stoned fruits and fresh brioche. Palette is lithe and textured for a white wine. Beyond medium sweet, finished with hard toffee notes. Good acidity brings up the rear. This is a serious white, with medium-term cellaring capabilities.

1 person found it helpfulOct 17th, 2016
Graham

Very nice at the onset, much better 2 hours later. Incredibly well integrated.

Very nice at the onset, much better 2 hours later. Incredibly well integrated.

1 person found it helpfulJul 4th, 2016
David L

13' Sine Qua Non Resiste. A Rhone & white burgundy blend. Full- Bodied ! I think if you asked 3 people, you would get three different opinions on the nose. Without a doubt floral/citrusy notes on the nose. Keeps EVOLVING in the glass, even after almost 2 hours of decanting.
I'm in love with the balance of this wine. Just enough acidity/oak in it. The palate is full of pineapple, peach, orange peel, donut holes, honey, etc. This and the Ovid white(Rhone/ Burgundy)are worth looking into. The difference is the SQN could age another 10+ years. I'll wait a few years to open the rest of them.

13' Sine Qua Non Resiste. A Rhone & white burgundy blend. Full- Bodied ! I think if you asked 3 people, you would get three different opinions on the nose. Without a doubt floral/citrusy notes on the nose. Keeps EVOLVING in the glass, even after almost 2 hours of decanting.
I'm in love with the balance of this wine. Just enough acidity/oak in it. The palate is full of pineapple, peach, orange peel, donut holes, honey, etc. This and the Ovid white(Rhone/ Burgundy)are worth looking into. The difference is the SQN could age another 10+ years. I'll wait a few years to open the rest of them.

1 person found it helpfulJun 26th, 2016
Ron R
9.4

Note to come...

Note to come...

Oct 15th, 2016
Winton Sweum

Straw yellow; notes of apricot and peach; quite bright on the palate even as fully round and viscous; is the petite manseng really showing that much at the end?

Straw yellow; notes of apricot and peach; quite bright on the palate even as fully round and viscous; is the petite manseng really showing that much at the end?

May 18th, 2019